As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 local regions nationwide. We help our clients strengthen their financial and clinical performance, serve their communities and succeed at the business of healthcare. Conifer Health helps organizations transition from volume to value-based care, enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience and improve quality, cost and access to healthcare. Are you ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to the company that gives you the resources and incentives to redefine healthcare services, with a competitive benefits package and leadership to take your career to the next step!
The primary purpose of the SPEC, PHYS SVC CODING III, is to code physician charges by assigning ICD-9, CPT-4 & HCPC codes from medical record documentation. A SPEC, PHYS SVC CODING III must be knowledgeable on insurance and denial issues regarding coding and have the ability to follow compliance issues of difficult complexity by utilizing appropriate coding/compliance resources. A SPEC, PHYS SVC CODING III will participate in continuing education activities, present coding issues to others and work as a trainer and coach of other coders in specified situations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assign ICD-9, CPT-4 & HCPC codes from documentation
Problem-solve insurance rejections and denial issues by working TES and PCS work files
Uphold productivity standards / daily quota set by management
Maintain company accuracy rate of 95% in monthly internal audits
Mentor and assist in new employee training
Effectively present coding issues to internal or external clients; deliver information in a one-on-one or small group format to peers
Meet deadlines and complete assignments before monthly closing dates
Maintain strictest confidentiality
Perform related work as required
Others may be assigned.
Conifer requires its candidates, as applicable and as permitted by law, to obtain and provide confirmation of all required vaccinations and screenings prior to the start of employment activity. This may include, but is not limited to, the COVID-19 vaccination, influenza vaccination, and/or any future required vaccines and screenings.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Vocational or technical education beyond high school
Minimum of 2-4 years coding experience
CPC or CCS-P or equivalent certification, additional/specialty certifications a plus or related, relevant experience
Demonstrate a good working knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy, and coding
Must possess knowledge of third party reimbursement regulations and billing practices
Possess moderate knowledge of level 1 & 2 modifiers
Ability to examine documents for accuracy and completeness
Ability to understand and follow compliance issues of difficult complexity by utilizing appropriate coding/compliance resources
Detail oriented with the ability to identify and resolve problems
Must possess moderate knowledge of CCI edits and LCDs and be able to accurately apply regulation knowledge to coding situations
Radiology coders must be able to code all level 1 and 2, and IR procedures
Multi-specialty coders must possess correct coding E&M and at least 4 other specialties
Able to work TES (Transaction Editing System) edits of moderate complexity
Ability to communicate clearly and work effectively with co-workers
Ability to work as a team member in all activities
Conduct self in an ethical, honest, and professional manner
Demonstrate continued willingness to learn and grow
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel
Builds Team Relationships - Invites others to share opinions. Partners with employees in other departments. Actively seeks ways to help team members.
Communicates Effectively â�� Expresses ideas clearly and succinctly with small or large audiences. Listens attentively to speakerâ��s message without interruption. Tailors writing to audience using correct grammar and spelling.
Compliance with Laws, Policies and Procedures - Adheres to company handbook and policies. Demonstrates behavior consistent with Code of Conduct. Adheres to compliance program and guidelines.
Develops Self - Seeks opportunities for continuous learning. Modifies behavior in response to feedback. Knows personal strengths and weaknesses and demonstrates ownership for personal development.
Displays Adaptability â�� Performs well in high pressure or stressful situations. Works effectively when direction is unclear or rapidly changing. Demonstrates persistence in the face of obstacles.
Drives for Results - Delivers high quality work and attains results. Demonstrates personal drive and pushes self and others for results and quality work. Response appropriately to urgent situations.
Focus on the Customer/Client â�� Ensures that clients have a positive experience. Responds to clients in a timely manner. Demonstrates tact and empathy when responding to clients.
Respects Others - Displays sensitivity to the needs and concerns of others. Interacts with others in an open, non-threatening manner.
Shows Reliability â�� Takes personal responsibility for actions and decisions. Consistently works assigned schedule. Acts responsibly and can be counted on to accomplish goals successfully.
Job: Conifer Health Solutions
Primary Location: Frisco, Texas
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.