Under limited supervision: Analyze and abstract pertinent information from pathology reports. Accurately identify and assign ICD-10-CM and Company specific test codes that are tied to CPT/HCPCS codes on laboratory order records. Use job aids to select appropriate charges. Use manual and on-line resources to research for missing data. Ensure accurate, neat, timely, and quality completion of all transactions. Use problem solving skills to retrieve data base records and correct any errors identified by correspondence. Deliver coded documentation to pathology billing staff. Maintain daily report of all completed transactions.
Scope: Promotes quality patient/client relations by performing coding in a timely and accurate manner. Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to the laboratory. Adheres to all company and departmental policies and regulations. Works with minimal direction. Consults with team leaders or supervisor as needed. Functions as a front end coding operator in the Accounts Receivable Department. Operates general Accounts Receivable equipment, including but not limited to: telephones, computer keyboards, fax machines, copiers, and printers. Effectively communicates via written, verbal, and electronic methods.
Education: Minimum of successful completion of a coding certification program with approval status. Coding certification and yearly recertification is required for position. High school diploma or GED.
Experience: Prefer someone with work experience as a coder or strong training background in coding and reimbursement.
Skills: Knowledge of coding guidelines and diagnosis assignment. Knowledge of microcomputer technology and terminology. Ability to type and demonstrate 10 key proficiency at current departmental standards is required. Develop effective and harmonious work habits and relationships. Ability to read and comprehend English.