Primary Location Salary Range:
$18.69 – $28.03 / hour, based on education & experience
In accordance with State Pay Transparency Rules.
A rewarding career that fits your life. As an employer of the future, we are proud to offer our team members many career and lifestyle choices including remote work options. If you’re looking to leverage your abilities – you belong at Banner Health.
Are you a superstar strong Hematology Oncology Surgery Coder | Medical Coder looking for the opportunity to code a wide variety of accounts? This Surgical Coder will be supporting very busy providers/surgeons in our non-academic and academic arena. Ideal candidate would have 2 years+ of coding experience in the following areas: ideally Surgical Hematology & Oncology but someone with strong surgical experience, even if it is not oncology in particular can do well; ie. General Surgery, GI, Colorectal, Plastics Reconstruction, Breast, Cardio Thoracic, Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary and ENT. This position has a variety of specialties that will be coded to keep your job interesting and fun. There are also opportunities for overtime with special projects from time to time. This requires being fully CPC (AAPC) or CCS (AHIMA) certified, a CPC-A will not be accepted in this position.
This is an Oncology Coding Team with 11 coders that work with E/M, procedures and surgical cases – The team has 1 Sr. Coder, an Associate Manager, Associate Director, Director has the hierarchy. Production standards are as follows:
Academic: 6-9 E/M per hour
10-20 minutes per surgical case depending on complexity
Non-Academic: 9-12 E/M per hour
10-20 minutes per surgical case depending on complexity
You should have 6.5 hours of productivity time – 1.5 hours non-production would be spent in (2) 15 min breaks, tasks, emails, meetings.
In most of our Coding roles, there is a Coding Assessment given after each successful interview. Banner Health provides your equipment when hired. You will be fully supported in training with continued support throughout your career here!
This is a fully remote position and available if you live in the following states only: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI & WY.
The hours are flexible as we have remote Coders across the Nation. Generally, any 8-hour period between 7am – 7pm can work, with production being the greatest emphasis.
Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you’ll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.
Evaluates medical records, provides clinical and surgical abstraction and assigns appropriate clinical diagnosis and procedure codes in accordance with nationally recognized coding guidelines.
Analyzes medical information from medical records. Accurately codes diagnostic and procedural information in accordance with national coding guidelines and appropriate reimbursement requirements. Consults with medical providers to clarify missing or inadequate record information and to determine appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes. Provides thorough, timely and accurate coding in accordance to department specific productivity and quality standards. Codes ICD CM and CPT4 for accurate APC assignment. Addresses National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) edits as appropriate. Reconciliation of charges as required.
Abstracts clinical diagnoses, procedure codes and documents other pertinent information obtained from the medical record into the electronic medical records. Seeks out missing information and creates complete records, including items such as disease and procedure codes, discharge disposition, date of surgery, attending physician, consulting physicians, surgeons and anesthesiologists, and appropriate signatures/authorizations. Refers inconsistent patient treatment information/documentation to coding quality analysts, supervisor or individual department for clarification/additional information for accurate code assignment.
Provides quality assurance for medical records. For all assigned records and/or areas assures compliance with coding rules and regulations according to regulatory agencies for state Medicaid plans, Center for Medicare Services (CMS), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), as well as company and applicable professional standards.
As assigned, compiles daily and monthly reports; tabulates data from medical records for research or analysis purposes.
Works independently under regular supervision. Uses specialized knowledge for accurate assignment of ICD/CPT codes according to national guidelines. May seek guidance for correct interpretation of coding guidelines and LCDs (Local Coverage Determinations).
High school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge and specialized formal training equivalent to the two year certification course in medical record keeping principles and practices, anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical terminology, standard nomenclature, and classification of diagnoses and operations, or an Associate’s degree in a related health care field.
Requires at least one of the following: Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist – Physician (CCS-P), Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Professional Coder – Apprentice (CPC-A), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), in an active status with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Certification may also include a general area of specialty.
Six months providing professional coding services or other related healthcare experience within a broad range of health care facilities.
Must demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding of ICD and CPT coding principles as recommended by the American Health Information Management Association coding competencies, and as normally demonstrated by certification by the American Academy of Professional Coders.
Must be able to work effectively and efficiently in a remote setting, utilizing common office programs, coding software and abstracting systems.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.
Banner Health supports a drug-free work environment.
Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability