The J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center is a federally qualified community health center which exists to provide patient-centered primary health care services to the medically underserved residents of the greater Savannah-Chatham County, Georgia community. The Health Center makes comprehensive primary care, integrated behavioral health care, oral health care, and inpatient respite care services available to all persons, including the homeless and low-income uninsured and underinsured, regardless of ability to pay. The J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center excels in the provision of compassionate care and promotes healing through healthy living. Our team of highly skilled providers partners with patients in need to enable them to achieve and maintain optimal health and wellness across their life cycle.
The J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center is seeking to add a Medical Coder to our interdisciplinary clinical team. The Medical Coder supports the team by providing medical services, within the scope of practice, at the request of the Health Care Provider.
Medical Coder Responsibilities:
Extracting relevant information from patient records.
Liaising with physicians and other parties to clarify information.
Examining documents for missing information.
Assigning CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM and ASA codes.
Assigning APC and DRG codes.
Ensuring documents are grammatically correct and free from typing errors.
Performing chart audits.
Advising and training physicians and staff on medical coding.
Informing supervisor of issues with equipment and computer program.
Ensuring compliance with medical coding policies and guidelines.
Qualifications for Medical Coder
Associate's Degree in Medical coding or successful completion of a certification program
Strong knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
Excellent typing and 10-key speed and accuracy
Commitment to a high level of customer service
Superior mathematical skills
Familiarity with ICD-9 codes and procedures
Solid oral and written communication skills
Working knowledge of medical jargon and anatomy preferred
Able to work independently