Summary: Certified Professional Coding Abstractor must be able to understand and abstract medical services, procedures and diagnoses, and determine the most appropriate CPT and ICD-10 codes. This role is responsible for ensuring appropriate codes and modifiers are assigned and diagnoses are listed in the appropriate order. Using coding software and the electronic health record (EHR), the Coding Abstractor must ensure all services rendered are documented and charged accurately and timely and post any missed charges.
High school graduate or equivalent.
At least 4 years' experience in the capacity of a Certified Medical or Certified Professional Coder, with a minimum of two years' E & M and ICD-10 coding and abstracting experience.
Proficiency in basic medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.
Exhibits good interpersonal and communication skills.
Maturity to withstand pressure that may arise in relation to the public, physician or administration interaction or assigned duties.
Current coding certification through the American Academy of Procedural Coders (AAPC) or other recognized coding certification organization.
Internal Number: 37912
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