Coder II

Sharp Healthcare San Diego, CA
Location

This position is located in Kearny Mesa, San Diego County.

Hours

8 hour shift, Day shift

Required Skills and Qualifications

* As required for Physician Coding certification or formal coding training

* Minimum of one (1) year coding experience in Physicians office/Clinical Environment

* Knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations; anatomy and physiology; major disease processes and pharmacology

* Skills in understanding medical billing procedures and protocols

* Skills in linking diagnosis to services and applying appropriate codes to diagnosis, procedures, evaluation and management, and supplies

* Skills in operating personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications

* Skills in operating computerized medical data entry and information processing systems

* Skills in oral and written communication and presenting information

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

* AAPC Certified Procedural Coder - Hospital (CPC-H)

* AAPC Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Summary

This position is responsible to research coding and abstracting medical information to determine that accurate, complete and billable codes are provided for Outpatient/Physician Clinical services for Sharp Health Care System. Provide Support to management, Reimbursement Analyst and staff. Identify and report coding opportunities and recommendation for improvement. Monitor and report trends and escalate discrepancies to management and Reimbursement Analyst.

Our PFS/CCD Follow up Team consist of a Government and PPO Reimbursement Analyst, Coders II, Sr. Representatives and Account Analyst II in addition to supporting our department we also support other departments with complex charge corrections and Insurance/Patient related issues. Our System Analyst have implemented an ETM workflow for our rejections/no activity Team and elf-Pay team that has been very successful and plan to have OCC MED Team up in ETM early 2015 . Our Cash management team is now 99% paperless and working to have the entire department go paperless.

Sharp System Services have campuses located in the communities of Kearny Mesa and Serra Mesa and consist of the Spectrum location, the Ruffin Road location and Sharp Operations Center (SOC). These offices provide the centralized integrated system support services to the operating entities within the system. These services include: Strategic Planning, Business Development, Information Technology, Compliance, Internal Audit, Legal, Risk Management and Insurance, Contracts, Human Resources, Facilities Management and Development, Clinical Effectiveness, Finance, Nursing, Systems Supply Chain Services, Marketing and Communications, The Sharp Experience and Sharp University.

Essential Physical Requirements may include:

* Sitting

* Keyboarding

* Mousing

Additional physical requirements of position may be discussed during interview.

Sharp HealthCare is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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