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ASU Coder

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Work Setting: Hospital
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ASU Coder

MaineHealth – Corporate

Portland, ME

Full Time

Fully Remote/ Benefited Position

This is the second level of a 4-tier career path. Under the general direction of the Coding Director, this position is responsible for the accurate assignment of ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding of diagnoses and procedures for outpatient medical records in the Ambulatory Surgery setting of a Level 1 Trauma Facility and Teaching Hospital. This position performs complex surgical coding in support of specialty or multi-specialty physician practices and OPPS and CAH hospitals. The position includes performing abstracting to determine accuracy and completeness of the outpatient record, utilizing the 3M Coding Reimbursement, other external encoder tools and Epic EMR systems to compile data. The Surgical Coder evaluates medical necessity and National Correct Coding Initiative edits and resolves them accurately. Data reported is used to meet licensure requirements, statistical purposes, and reimbursement.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Education:Associates degree in science field strongly preferred with completion of an accredited program through AHIMA or AAPC.
  • License/Certifications:RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CCA, CPC, CPC-H, CASCC or CIRCC credential required.
  • Experience:Minimum of two (2) years of multi-specialty, preferably surgical coding experience, with CPT/ICD-9-CM/HCPCS/modifier coding for physician professional charges and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in an acute care facility as a Clinical Coder II or equivalent. Required experience coding Surgical Observations, ASU, Professional Surgical CPT’s or any combination of these areas. Level 1 Trauma Facility coding experience preferred. This position performs complex surgical coding in support of specialty or multi-specialty physician practices and OPPS and CAH hospitals. Single Path Coding experience preferred.
  • Proficiencies: Must demonstrate an elevated level of knowledge of ICD-10-CM, CPT-4 and HCPCS coding guidelines and principles required. Employee has the ability to demonstrate competence and knowledgebase through the utilization of a standardized test with a minimum of 95% accuracy while meeting productivity requirements. Recognizes and distinguishes complex diagnoses and procedures and has attention to detail to make needed corrections and ensure accurate coding. Ability to adapt and modify medical billing procedures, protocol, and data management systems to meet specific operating requirements.
  • Specialized Knowledge: Strong ability to apply broad guidelines to specific coding situations, independently, utilizing discretion and a significant level of analytical ability. Advanced knowledge base of anatomy and physiology. Must demonstrate excellent critical thinking and organizational skills. Requires attention to detail. Experience working in an integrated delivery system, multi-hospital system a plus. Epic Experience preferred.

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About MaineHealth:

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis, and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual’s needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever-changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care for team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring, and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.

MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.


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Posted: February 21, 2024 at 11:09 AM
Post ID: 85250

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