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 Emergency Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Review provider documentation and accurately and efficiently assign CPT and ICD-9 codes. Capture and bill provider services provided by the Department of Emergency Medicine. Maximize reimbursement potential through direct interaction with the providers and support staff. Assist division appeals staff when necessary, investigating and resolving issues with coding, billing and reimbursement.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Review charts, EKG’s and consult notes of patients seen by Emergency Medicine providers. Identify provider and all billable services. According to documentation by provider, assign accurately the appropriate charges and diagnosis.
Accurately enter all charges and diagnosis into the electronic billing system.
Notify provider of incomplete or inadequate documentation according to current policies.
Ensure that all patients are captured.
Filing of census logs and notes billed in the coding office.
Reviewing and correcting billing edits.
Assisting the billers and PBS with insurance claim questions.
Appealing denied claims when needed.
Participates in all Division in-services and updates to stay current with the accepted coding guidelines and improve personal knowledge of medicine and treatment.
Meet established quality and productivity standards.
Assisting with obtaining authorization numbers.
Answering some patient questions.
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
2 years E/M coding experience preferred.
Emergency Medicine coding highly preferred.
Accurate alpha and numeric keying is essential.
Working knowledge of computers, general office equipment, telephone console, medical terminology, collection techniques and communication skills that involves dealing with confidential information.
Working knowledge of CPT, ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding guidelines.
Ability to work with a high degree of independence with attention to detail.�
The hiring range for this position is $20.03 - $25.05 per hour.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Med School HR website (medschoolhr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C09.
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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