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Guidehouse Remote Pro Fee Coder - Ortho in Topeka, Kansas

Overview

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit: www.guidehouse.com.

Responsibilities

Position Summary

Coder must be proficient in E/M coding for all places of services. Will review clinical documentation and diagnostic results as appropriate to extract data and apply appropriate ICD-10 Diagnosis codes, along with CPT/HCPCS codes as defined for the service type, for coding, billing, internal and external reporting, research as required, and regulatory compliance. Under the direction of the coding manager—the coder should accurately code conditions and procedures as documented and in accordance with ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, CMS/MAC rules and the CPT rules established by the AMA, and any other official coding guidelines established for use with mandated standard code sets. The coder scope may involve reviewing coding related denials from payers and recommending the appropriate action to resolve the claim based on payer guidelines.

Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates the ability to perform quality coding on ancillary charts, clinic charts, and emergency room records.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding principles, governmental regulations, official coding guidelines, and third-party requirements regarding documentation and billing.

  • Assures that all services documented in the patient’s chart are coded with appropriate ICD-10 and CPT codes. When services/diagnoses are not documented appropriately, seeks to attain proper documentation in a timely manner according to facility standards.

  • Achieves and maintains 95% accuracy in coding while maintaining a high level of productivity. Accuracy will be monitored during monthly reviews either within the facility.

  • Ability to maintain average productivity standards as follows

  • Works the review queue daily to ensure all charts that are placed in the review queue are worked and any corrections are communicated to the facility if necessary.

  • Charts that require re-bills are corrected and communicated to the facility daily for the re-bill process. See re-bill policy in facility guidelines.

  • Coder downtime must be reported immediately to the administrative staff to ensure turnaround is met.

  • Responsible for working directly with the IQC staff to ensure quality standards are being met for each facility.

  • Provides accurate answers to physician’s/hospitals coding and/or billing questions within eight hours of request.

  • Responsible for coding or pending every chart placed in their queue within 24 hours.

  • It is the responsibility of the coder to notify administrative staff in the event they cannot meet the twenty-four hour turn around standard.

  • Coders are responsible for checking the Guidehouse email system at least every two hours during coding session.

  • Coders must maintain their current professional credentials while working for Guidehouse.

  • Coders are responsible for becoming familiar with the Guidehouse coding website and using the information contained in the website as a daily tool to correctly code and abstract for each facility.

  • Coders are responsible for maintaining HIPAA compliant workstations (reference HIPAA workstation policy)

  • It is the responsibility of each coder to review and adhere to the coding division policy and procedure manual content.

  • Works well with other members of the facilities coding and billing team to insure maximum efficiency and reimbursement for properly documented services.

  • Communicates problems or coding principle discrepancies to their supervisor immediately.

  • Communication in emails should always be professional (reference e-mail policy).

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Computer Literacy.

  • Good working knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology as well as Medical Terminology.

  • Advanced knowledge of E/M coding, CMS/MAC guidance, Coding Skills, ICD-10-CM and CPT.

  • Ability to analyze Provider documentation and assign codes accurately.

  • Excellent verbal and written Communication Skills.

  • Strong knowledge and application of Government and other payer guidelines as they relate to compliant coding.

  • High level of Accuracy and Productivity. Meets or exceeds standards consistently.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • HIPAA compliant workstations.

  • Strong working knowledge of Protected Health Information.

  • Always maintains professional credentials.

  • Organizational Skills.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

    Required:

  • Minimum 3-5 years facility multispecialty coding experience

  • Must hold one of the following credentials: CPC, COC, CCSP

  • EPIC experience

  • Must maintain credential throughout employment

  • Must be able to work independently, multi-task well and interface with all levels of personnel as well as clients

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Strong Working Knowledge & experience with Federal & State Coding regulations and Guidelines

    Preferred:

  • 3-5 years of Ortho/surgical coding experience preferred

  • Strong experience in Spine, Ortho, Physical and Sports Medicine

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

Candidates from Eastern Standard Time, Central Standard Time, and Pacific Standard Time Zones as well as candidates from Arizona, New Mexico and Utah will be considered for this position.

Due to our contractual requirements and an Executive Order from the White House, every federal government employee and onsite federal contractor will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. In the interest of health and safety during the continued unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, anyone who does not attest to being fully vaccinated will be required to follow CDC guidelines which may include (subject to specific contractual requirements): wearing a mask on the job no matter their geographic location, physically distancing from all other employees and visitors, complying to any screening testing requirements. This requirement will apply to Guidehouse employees who work onsite for the federal government.

Disclaimer

About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

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