Medical Coder Job - Golden Valley, MN

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Northwest Eye is among the largest eye care providers in the Midwest caring for all ages – from the earliest pediatric patients to seniors. We believe you should Be Eye Wise.

Northwest Eye is now hiring for a Medical Coder. The Medical Coder is responsible for establishing, implementing, and coordinating documentation and coding processes of clinical and surgical outpatient services, as well as routine eye care. The Medical Coder will be responsible for coding for both Minnesota Eye Consultants and Northwest Eye.

This position will work Monday-Friday, between 8:00am-4:30pm at our Golden Valley location. This position can be in office or full time remote.

We offer a competitive starting wage including a comprehensive benefits package with: 401K, health insurance, dental insurance as well as other comprehensive benefits.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Review clinical chart documentation to ensure the services coded by the physician team are properly documented, and coded.
  • Assess operative notes for completeness and assign appropriate CPT and ICD-10 codes to all outpatient surgical procedures.
  • Capture timely and accurate charges, including but not limited to, electronic processing of clinical charges, updating encounter set up, modifiers, diagnosis codes, CPT order, and invoice supplies in accordance with billing and coding guidelines.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and remain current with changes in coding and billing regulations, insurance specific policies, as well as company policy and procedures. Create and maintain a reference library of coding, data entry, and reimbursement policies/procedures.
  • Conduct provider chart reviews per the company compliance policy. Specifically, this includes onboarding new physicians, annual chart reviews, and following up on areas of improvement.
  • Implement and oversee coding and documentation training program for providers, clinical support, and revenue cycle teams.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with physicians, clinical support teams, revenue cycle team, and management regarding coding and documentation clarifications, policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Assist Revenue Cycle teams with coding related needs including managing unbilled reports for clinical and surgical services, supplying codes for accurate prior authorizations, reviewing coding related claim denials, and assisting the team in addressing patient coding related inquiries.
  • Identify areas of opportunity for improved documentation in the clinic, or efficiency in daily work, and coordinate training with the Revenue Cycle Manager for purposes of team member professional development and revenue impacts.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
  • Associates degree (AA) from a two-year college or technical school preferred; and/or two to three years’ related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination.
  • Minimum of 3 years medical billing and coding experience.
  • Coding certification required.
  • Previous Ophthalmology experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of medical and insurance terminology.
  • Previous experience working with Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and managed care insurance plans and procedures preferred.
  • Proficient with computers. Including experience in Microsoft applications – word, excel, outlook, and previous experience with electronic claim filing and practice management software programs.
Certificates, Licensees and/or Registrations Required:
Certified Procedural Coder, Ophthalmic Coding Specialist, Certified Coding Specialist, Registered Health Information Technician, or Registered Health Information Administrator required.
Ongoing certification maintenance required.

Unifeye Vision Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Number: 8a7887a18e5e578c018e621354c22677

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