The Medical Billing and Coding Representative serves as the primary billing support for the providers and/or facilities of NWOS. The Medical Billing and Coding Representative is responsible for ensuring charges are accurately coded and reconciled.
- Coordinates with clinical staff to get complete charge information for all encounters.
- Codes information on procedures performed while ensuring proper use of CPT, ICD10, and modifiers.
- Verifies documentation and completes charge information to produces accurate billings according to organizational policies.
- Works closely with staff to ensure accurate collection of insurance information, referrals, and payments.
- Corrects and resubmits claims as needed to ensure accurate payments.
- Maintains required billing records, reports, files, etc.
- Provides excellent customer service to patients, clerical staff, and insurance companies, communicating in a positive and professional manner.
- Identifies and resolves patient billing complaints.
- Ensures that Accounts Receivable is kept current according to organizational benchmarks.
- Adheres to all HIPAA guidelines/regulations.
Required Skills and Experience
- This is not an entry level coding position; a minimum of two years medical coding experience is required.
- Knowledge of current ICD10 and CPT guidelines.
- Knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge of computer systems and programs.
- Knowledge of modern office equipment including fax machines, copiers, scanners, etc.
- Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Specilist (CCS)
- Coding specialties in orthopedic and/or spine & neuro, highly preferred.
- Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) coding experience, preferred.
Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists offers competitive compensation, great health benefits, 401(k), profit sharing, continuing education and many other useful supplemental benefits.