Must be a Certified Professional Coder with an Associate degree in Secretarial Science, Business or Healthcare related field required or equal number of years experience in a Healthcare / Third party payer environment.
Minimum 3 to 5 years experience in Medical Coding with an understanding of Third Party payor requirements, Medicare Medical Necessity, LCDs and ABNs.
Excellent telephone communications, interpersonal, coordination and organizational skills. Ability to read computer screens, forms, and other documents and follow written and oral instructions. Moderate keyboarding skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. Ability to respond to unpredictable, changing situations and needs (including clinical crises in the section and otherwise stressful situations and interactions) with professionalism, good judgment and ALWAYS excellent customer relation skills. Prior customer service coordination or clinical experience necessary. Excellent communication and people skills. Individual must be articulate and confident in both oral and written communications . Ability to remain calm and professional in high stress situations.
Primarily sedentary work sitting within typical office setting without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Requires occasional ability to lift, push and pull objects such as files and office supplies up to 30 pounds and/or continuously up to 10 pounds; and occasional moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, walking long distances or moving from one work site to another. Continuous use of telephones requiring ability to hear and speak to convey detailed or important instructions accurately, loudly or quickly; and continuous use of computer and other office equipment requiring fingering and excellent keyboarding skills.