Oregon Health & Science University Neurosurgery Coder in Portland, Oregon

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
  • FTE: 1.0, Full Time
  • Schedule: Days of work are Monday through Friday day shift hours. Department Core hours are: Sunday-Saturday, 5:00am -10:00pm (with some flexibility available).Regularly scheduled work hours are required and are allowed within the Core Hours
  • Salary Range: $25.41 - $34.89
  • Location: Portland, OR (This position is a combined telecommuting and on-site(if Local) position)
  • Job Type: Union Represented (AFSCME)
Functions/Duties of Position

1 Coding

  • Coding at 95% or above accuracy one of the following depending on posted job need:
  • Professional:
  • Orthopedic coding

  • Abstract information from patient medical records to assign correct codes to inpatient records, outpatient surgical records, and/or observation cases.Work assigned charge sessions in assigned EPIC charge router work queues.

  • Depending on posted job need, assign correct CPT, ICD-10-CM; HCPCS; or ICD-10-PCS and DRGs for facility and/or professional charges,
  • Monitor activity for compliance with federal and/or state laws regarding correct coding set forth by CMS and Oregon Medical Assistance program (OMAP).
  • Coordinate patient encounter billing information and ensure that all information is complete and accurate before submission. Enter coding and billing information into EPIC, establish and maintain procedures and other controls necessary in carrying out all coding and billing activity.
  • Resolve with billing, any issues, coding denial requests or questions as part of coding denial process.Review clinical documentation of services to be coded in EPIC, and any other source of documentation available to ensure compliance with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • Establish and maintain procedures and other controls necessary in carrying out all procedure and diagnostic coding and insurance billing activity for applicable work queues assigned in facility and/or professional services at OHSU.
  • Monitor activity for compliance with federal and/or state laws regarding correct coding set forth by CMS and Oregon Medical Assistance program (OMAP).
  • Coordinate all billing information and ensure that all information is complete and accurate.
  • Ability to maintain supportive and open communication with coding supervisor and team leads regarding coding issues and priority coding responsibilities assigned.
  • Develop and disseminate written procedures to facilitate and improve billing and coding processes for the department, and to train, support, orientate, and mentor coding staff as necessary.

2 Department support:

  • Serve as a resource to ERC outpatient coding leadership and coding team for a broad range of billing policy and procedure issues.
  • Develop and disseminate written procedures to facilitate and improve billing and coding processes for the department, and to train, support and mentor and orientate coding staff as necessary.
  • Monitor coding and billing information from CMS guidelines, Professional licensing organizations, Internal communication memos, and transmittals from coding publishers and governmental agencies to advise facility and team of billing practice changes in CPT, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS and ensure changes are implemented to maximize revenue and reflect medical evaluation of patient encounters.
  • Make recommendations to coding leadership and implement remedial actions for problems. Serve as a resource to ERC outpatient coding leadership and coding team for a broad range of billing policy and procedure issues.
  • Attends coding meetings and seminars and shares knowledge with other coders. Participates in EC Huddles.
  • In collaboration with Enterprise Coding Leadership, develop and disseminate written procedures to facilitate and improve biling and documentation processes.
  • In collaboration with Leadership, make recommendations and implement remedial actions for problems
  • Monitor coding and billing information from newsletters, memos, and transmittals from coding publishers and government agencies to advise physicians of billing practice changes in CPT, ICD-10-CM,and HCPCS
  • Participate in Enterprise Coding education sessions, Kaizen events, maintain CEUs, stay informed of current trends in coding
Job Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 4 years professional experience reviewing, abstracting, coding in ICD 10 CM or ICD 10 PCS, or CPT
  • Advanced knowledge of Orthopedic CPT, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS, Federal Register, Federal and State insurance billing laws and Mandates.
  • Proficiency with word processing and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels, physicians, nurses, administrative management, etc.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • Member of the American Academy of Professional Coders and Certified Professional Coder or AHIMA certification required upon hire.
  • Must be able to pass internal coding test to qualify as a Level 3.
  • Certification in one of the following (as indicated by the position description) Coding certification from AAPC or AHIMA: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Active AHIMA membership may be required for some positions. Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders; OR equivalent certification.
Additional Details

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Job Title: Neurosurgery Coder

Department: Enterprise Coding

Location: FAB 400

Drug Testable: No

Job: IRC62873