Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Coder - Outpatient Hospital

Coder - Outpatient Hospital

Job ID 
2017-6120
Location 
US-MA-Brookline
Category 
Finance/Accounting/Patient Billing
Type 
full time
Grade 
18
Job Posted Date 
6/20/2017

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Overview

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

 

Translates diagnosis reports and procedures into DRG codes according to JCAHO and Institute specifications. Abstracts data into computer forms/computer terminal.

 

Work Schedule:  Flex hours offered, 8 hour schedule options between Monday and Friday include 7:30AM-4:00PM, 8:00AM-4:30 PM OR 8:30AM-5:00PM May require additional hours to complete assigned work or as required for department/institute operations.  Additional hours may be necessary particularly during Fiscal Year End period (before and after September 30th) and during testing, implementation, and support of system upgrades and enhancements.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for applying diagnostic and procedural codes to patient health information for data retrieval, analysis, and claims processing.
  • Works as a liaison to physicians in order to obtain medical information required for diagnosis and procedure coding
  • Assists in staff training, educational sessions, and participates in team meetings as requested by management
  • Effectively abstracts pertinent information from outpatient records and assigns codes utilizing 3M
  • Knowledge of ICD-9 CM, CPT, HCPCS Codes
  • Collaborates with Patient Accounting to solve denials, billing, and coding issues
  • Conducts effective audits as requested by management

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent coding experience required.
  • 2+ years of experience preferred.
  • CCS/CPC certification required.
  • Should have the ability to be a dependable self-starter, able set priorities, manage multiple data needs, and meet appropriate deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Able to work well independently on a team and as a trainer/facilitator.

Remote Work - 1 day per week after 6 months of employment.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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