CCH Job Opportunities

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Candler County Hospital, P.O. Box 597, 400 Cedar Street, Metter, GA 30439
Fax: 912-685-3905 Email: kanthony@candlercountyhospital.com


QUALIFIED CANDIDATES’ APPLICATIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE APPROPRIATE MANAGER. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED FOR POSITIONS OTHER THAN THOSE POSTED WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Ip/op Coder

Job Type
Fulltime
Category
Non-Clinical
Contract Type
Permanent
Location
Metter, GA
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:  Assist in keeping the multifunctional day to day Health Information Management and Revenue Cycle Management operations on track. This position requires the employee to maintain a process improvement plan to ensure efficiency and quality in the workflow, review and analyze medical billing and coding for processing and accurately code office and hospital procedures for reimbursement. Person in this position will also participate in and investigate billing edits due to revenue codes, modifiers or coding questions.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS of this job description include but are not limited to:

  • Receive and review patient charts and documents for accuracy
  • Ensure that all codes are current and active
  • Report missing or incomplete documentation
  • Meet daily coding production
  • Update and maintain document lists
  • Performs accurate charge entries
  • Ensure proper coding on provider documentation
  • Serves as resource regarding insurance resolutions and coding questions
  • Handles co-pays, balances, and charge posting
  • follows coding guidelines and legal requirements to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and some weekends.
  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles and goals of the hospital.
  • Maintains confidentiality in relation to all clients, healthcare staff and documentation.
  • Appearance is professional and complies with agency dress code.
  • Maintains a cooperative manner towards client/family and all members of the healthcare team.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned in an efficient, effective and cost conscious manner, complying with all hospital policies, procedures, and regulations.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, QUALIFICATION and EDUCATIONAL AND /OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Medical coding certification preferred
  • Three - five years’ experience in coding
  • Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to:
    • determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
    • work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
    • manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
    • maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information
    • complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner
    • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing/electronically
    • handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner
  • Provide excellent customer service skills and basic computer skills required
  • Possesses good interpersonal skills, initiative, integrity, flexibility, adaptability, and must be a team player

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORKING CONDITIONS:
Sitting, standing, walking bending/twisting, kneeling/squatting, reaching, climbing and should be able to lift 25 plus pounds using proper lifting techniques.  Rapidly changing and stressful environment.  Ability to communicate with various levels of people.  Possible exposure to communicable and infectious disease and hazardous materials. Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements (accidents, injuries and illness).  Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.  Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.  Handles emergency or crisis situations.  Subject to many interruptions.  Occasional pressure due to multiple tasks and inquiries. 

 

The information in this job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification and requirements for the performance of this job. 

They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

 

Candler County Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and drug free work place.