Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pathology and Immunology. The position is located at 4533 Clayton Ave. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position reviews medical report documentation to determine/verify appropriate CPT and ICD-10 diagnosis code assignment. Must exercise independent judgement and decision making to determine accurate coding & billing.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reviews Pathology reports in the Co Path electronic medical record for charges received via various interfaces. Identify all pertinent facts necessary to assign the most comprehensive diagnosis and procedure codes that accurately describe patient conditions. Assigns CPT and ICD-10 codes.
Communicates with physicians as needed to assure documentation & coding supports services performed. Requires good communication skills.
Assists other coders and IBC staff with medical terminology and policy interpretation as required.
Code reports for IBC staff to be sent to the various payers for reimbursement.
Assists with efforts to increase physician awareness of documentation requirements.
Other duties as assigned.
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.
Previous coding experience or experience equivalent to an associate’s degree in a related field.
Pathology coding experience is a plus.
The hiring range for this position is $20.83 - $26.06 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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