Position Description

TMC HealthCare

TMC HealthCare is Southern Arizona's regional nonprofit hospital system with Tucson Medical Center at its core. Each day staff comes to work to use their skills and expertise to improve the health of the entire community, from birth to the end of life.

Professional Coder TMCOne
Job Category Professional
Schedule Full time
Shift 1 - Day Shift
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SUMMARY:

Responsible for referring to patient’s medical records and selecting proper CPT-4, ICD 9, ICD 10, HCPCS codes to classify services performed, diagnostic information collected and treatments provided.  Assists Quality with reports and other staff as may be needed for special reports and or assistance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Exhibits customer service excellence through appropriate attitude and interaction with patients, visitors and staff. 

Assists physicians, providers and management in generating and managing records for all billable activities that take place within the organization.

Audits physician and provider documentation within the electronic medical record for accuracy in representing the services provided.

Obtains any necessary clarification of information from physicians and providers regarding documentation within the electronic medical record.

Conducts ongoing ICD-9, ICD-10 documentation review (RAF) for each patient scheduled for a clinical day and provides physicians and providers with complete analysis prior to the clinic date.

Ensures all medical documentation for services provided has been signed/dated by the appropriate individual(s).

Ensures audit of visit document is completed and any coding changes are made so that the record is ready for medical billing within appropriate timeframe.

Provides information regarding patient accounts in response to inquiries, safeguarding confidential information in verbal replies and correspondence.

Provides routine daily internal and external interface with physicians, providers, management, staff, other service areas, information systems, software/hardware vendors, and third party payers in order to resolve issues with medical documentation and coding and to ensure payment is received.

Assists with problem solving, inquiries, and customer interaction to ensure positive results.

Trains and assists in the implementation of new software programs/systems and related technologies.

Adheres to department-specific safety and confidentiality policies and standards.

Performs billing and other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:  High School diploma or General Education Degree (GED) or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of related professional record coding experience preferred.  Will consider exceptional new graduate candidates with CPC certification.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION:   American Academy of Professional Coders CPC required.

 

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