Surgical Medical Group Coder

Garnet Health
 Middletown, NY

Overview

Garnet Health (formerly Greater Hudson Valley Health System,) is a New York State, not-for-profit corporation headquartered in Middletown, New York, approximately 60 miles north of New York City. Garnet Health is comprised of Garnet Health Medical Center, Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills, Garnet Health Doctors, Garnet Health Foundation and Garnet Health Foundation - Catskills. Garnet Health is dedicated to developing specialty services, medical programs and needed healthcare services that allow residents to remain close to home to receive quality care.

Providing healthcare to nearly 450,000 residents in Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, Garnet Health was designed to improve the quality, stability and efficiency of healthcare services in the mid-Hudson and Catskill region. Services provided by more than 3,300 employed professionals and over 850 medical staff members, makes Garnet Health one of the largest healthcare providers in the tri-county area. The System’s three hospital campuses (Garnet Health Medical Center - Catskills (Harris and Callicoon, NY) and Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, NY) plus several outpatient facilities, offer a broad spectrum of care including:

  • 601 licensed inpatient beds
  • Emergency medicine
  • Surgical services
  • Ambulatory surgery services
  • Skilled nursing unit
  • Cardiology services including emergency and elective angioplasty
  • Oncology services from diagnosis to treatment
  • Orthopedic services including joint replacements
  • Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence
  • Birthing centers
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Outpatient diagnostic imaging
  • Geriatric assessment
  • Primary, Specialty, and Urgent care practices
  • Adult day care
  • Mental health and chemical dependency programs
  • Diabetes program
  • Wound care
  • Sleep Center Services
  • Outpatient infusion services
  • Rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Hospitalist services
  • Rape intervention and support services
  • Community screenings and support groups

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Manager, Coding Compliance, Physician Practice Surgical Coder will play a key role in reviewing and analyzing coding for processing. This role will be responsible for reviewing and accurately coding office, hospital, and procedures for reimbursement. The Physician Practice Surgical Coder will also be committed to ensuring accurate and compliant medical coding for both inpatient and outpatient services, diagnostic tests, and other medical services rendered to each patient. The coder is responsible for the review of patient medical records, including test orders, and accurately assigning ICD10 CM diagnoses codes, CPT-4 Evaluation and Management codes and procedural codes. The incumbent should be able to effectively communicate with medical staff other departments.

Hours: Rotating weekends and possibility of weekends in the future

Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School graduate with courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, ICD-9 and ICD -10, E&M Coding and CPT-4 coding.

Minimum Experience: 1 year of recent professional coding experience and surgical experience required.

Required Certification/Registration: Required 1 of the following: CPC (Certified Professional Coder), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Physical Requirements: Sitting, walking, and standing for short periods. Lifting of light objects no more than 25 pounds.

Working Conditions:

• Environmental Demands and Exposure to Hazards: Works in a clean, well- lighted, heated or ventilated facility. No routine exposure to hazards.

• Physical Demands: Demonstrates physical and functional ability to perform full anatomical range of motion to accomplish tasks. Evidence of visual and aural acuity and finger and hand dexterity to operate computer and office equipment. Can withstand long periods of sitting, standing and/or constant walking. Ability to lift 10 lbs.

• Mental Demands: Ability to foster collaborative relationships, to work well under pressure, to organize and synthesize new information, and prioritize tasks. Possesses critical thinking, analytical skills and flexibility. Ability to multi-task. Required detailed attention to work in an environment where interruptions cannot be controlled. Demonstrates sensitivity to customer needs and expectations. May be subject to irregular hours including evenings or potentially weekends to participate in operational and community events as necessary.

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