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The Department of Neurological Surgery provides comprehensive patient care services, from diagnosis through treatment. In existence since 1919, the Department offers its services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, both nationally recognized for excellence. Both hospitals are the most technologically advanced in the region, offering patients the latest in diagnosis and treatment.
Position reviews medical record documentation to determine appropriate billing codes and necessary documentation.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews the documentation in the record to identify all pertinent facts necessary to select the comprehensive diagnoses and procedures that fully describe the patient’s conditions and treatment.
Codes evaluation and management to appropriate CPT code and codes diagnosis to appropriate ICD-9/ICD-10 code.
Meets with physicians to review documentation, resolve coding, and secure signature of all unsigned dates of service, tagging files for follow up.
Assists with efforts to increase physician awareness of documentation requirements.
Must have one of the following coding credentials: AHIMA (CCA, CCS, or CCS-P); AAPC (CPC, CPC-A, CPC-H, CPC-H-A, or one of the AAPC specialty-specific coding credentials (the specialty-specific credential is only valid for that employee’s department)
The RHIT or RHIA (or eligible) certification in health information management may be recognized in lieu of a coding credential and does not require experience.
Equivalent of Associate’s degree and 2+ years experience in coding or medical record review.
Working knowledge of medical terminology and related computer systems.
Knowledge of ICD-9/ICD-10 and CPT coding required.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurosurgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $20.83 - $26.06 per hour.
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