The medical coder plays an integral part of the departmental billing and reimbursement team for The Department of Emergency Medicine. The primary goal of the individual in this position is to provide accurate and timely physician billing of all patients seen by the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vidant Emergency Department, Vidant Minor ED, Vidant Beaufort ED, Vidant Children’s ED, The Outer Banks Hospital, Vidant Medical Transport and Toxicology inpatient consults and outpatient clinics. They are responsible for accurate ICD-10-CM and CPT coding and applying appropriate third party payer guidelines. Our department bills over 9000 patients per month. They function as a coder, educator and resource person for the department. They may meet with faculty, residents, administrative and billing managers, and other medical staff for educational issues on documentation, reimbursement and coding when appropriate. They work closely with the departmental billing manager to ensure that all emergency department patient charges are being captured timely and accurately. They are also continually looking for ways to improve the billing process.
CLINICALSUPPORTPOSITION – NOTSUBJECT TO STATEHUMANRESOURCESACT.
This position is subject to the Broad Banding Salary Administration Plan. Pay will be commensurate with applicant’s competencies as well as budget, equity, and market considerations.
The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Special Instructions To Application:
Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Graduation from HS or equivalency plus: Medical coding training certificate or one year of demonstrated coding experience or completion of a two year Health Information Technology degree or an equivalent combination of related training and experience. Special Conditions for Continued Employment: Must have CPC (Certified Professional Coder) or CCSP (Certified Coding Specials- Physician) or applicable coding certification within two years of hire, and maintain throughout employment.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 960286
Organizational Unit Overview:
The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center which is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. VMC is a Level I trauma Center and regional stroke center with 58 ED beds and a dedicated 16 bed Children's ED. It is located in the eastern part of North Carolina in Greenville with 981 total beds, and is the primary teaching hospital for ECU Brody School of Medicine.
In the Department of Emergency Medicine, our mission is to provide and continue to improve the quality of health care services whenever and wherever the patient needs them; to promote scholarly activity regarding emergency health care through education and research; and to maximize the accumulation and utilization of resources in order to accomplish service and scholarly activities, and promote the wellness and satisfaction of department members.
Our tertiary care catchment area includes more than 1.4 million people in eastern North Carolina, many of whom arrive via our integrated mobile critical care and air medical service. In September of 2016, we extended our coverage to begin providing professional medical services at The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head, North Carolina.
The emergency medicine residency is well-established and includes 12 EM and 2 EM/IM residents per year.
To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access; prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society; develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change; discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond; transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and improves qualify of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics. We accomplish our mission through education, research, creative activities, and service while being good stewards of the resources entrusted to us. East Carolina University delivers on the promise of opportunity. We open doors. We improve lives. We transform the present, and we discover the future. In these ways and more, we serve our community, our state, our nation and our world as together we reach toward our greatest potential. Tomorrow starts here.