Mass General Hospital Jobs in Boston – Coding Specialist II


Job Description:

The Coding Specialist II reports to the Director of Reimbursement and is responsible for correct coding of professional services and upholding compliance standards in the Orthopedics Department.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform coding and related duties using established Orthopedic Coding Department policies in an accurate and timely manner. Review medical documentation and encounter forms and assign CPT, ICD-9, HCPCS II and modifiers based on documentation and payer requirements.
  • File multi-level appeals with insurance companies in tandem with Billing Office Follow-up Representatives
  • Understand and utilize key coding tools (Code-X, EPIC, Outlook, Excel, and Word) to improve the quality of the final coding product.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to integrating coding compliance standards into daily coding practices. Identify, correct, and report coding problems.
  • Maintain adequate knowledge of coding, compliance and reimbursement procedures. Review current literature, newsletters, payer policy updates, and coding manuals. Disseminate coding related updates to Physicians, Co-workers, and Senior Management within the Department
  • Function as a resource to Coding Specialists, Ortho Billing Office staff, Physicians, and external customers. Research and resolve all coding inquiries. Facilitate coding education for Physician and co-workers.
  • Make recommendations for coding policy changes. Participate in the encounter form revision process to ensure correct coding standards are met.
  • Develop and maintain division specific coding procedures.
  • Complete special projects as assigned by management which require defining problems, determining work sequences, summarizing findings, and implementing required changes.
  • Performs quality assurance reviews of Coding Specialists and peer reviews with fellow Coding Specialists II depending on area(s) of expertise.
  • Maintain coding certification(s).
  • Resolve coding edits and denials in a timely manner. Identify opportunities to reduce denials and enhance revenue.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma required
  • Coding certification required CPC or CCS-P.
  • Specify minimum education and clearly indicate if preferred or required
  • Five consecutive years progressively responsible experience as described above is required.
  • Must hold a coding certification (CPC or CCS-P) for five consecutive years.

Job Details:

Company: MGH

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Boston, MA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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