Minnesota Urology, PA
  • 01-Sep-2017 to 31-Oct-2017 (EST)
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Metro Urology

Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Short Term/Long Term Disability, HSA, FSA, Dependent Care, 401K, PTO and Holiday Pay


POSITION TITLE:              Coding Assistant                              

DEPARTMENT:                 Business Services Department

REPORTS TO:                    Director of Business Office

 

PRIMARY OBJECTIVE:

Provide assistance in coordinating and gathering information to assist the Coding Department.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Creates new patient information in NextGen and enters demographic information for outlying clinics into the practice management system and creates visits.
  • Verifies and audits patient information against the physicians schedule from outlying clinics including referring physicians to coordinate information.
  • Follows-up with outside facilities to obtain patient information, or dictation. Acts as a liaison for the patient between the clinic, referring physician, in addition to consulting payer websites.
  • Transcribes information from the physician surgery lines onto a Word document and creates visits. Adding insurance information, demos, and linking guarantors to appropriate patients as needed.
  • Crosschecks e-mail pages from schedulers to verify charges are captured in a timely manner.
  • Liaison between providers, schedulers, and shared facilities to ensure accurate charge capture.
  • Processes and works the unbilled and no-show report to capture any charges that have not been entered by utilizing available online tools.
  • Attends various meetings and enhances professional development and growth on a regular basis; make recommendation for revision and/or new departmental procedures under the direction of the manager.
  • Maintains up-to-date and knowledgeable of insurance information for all contracted companies.
  • Verifies insurance information and demographics on-line when available.
  • Assists Coders in obtaining current information to ensure timely and correct claims filing.
  • Completes any/all assigned business office tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Performs back-up duties within the Business Office.
  • Assists with entry of charges when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS and ABILITIES TO EFFECTIVELY PERFORM RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Represent Metro Urology in a professional manner related to appearance, communication and the maintenance of patient confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures and reimbursement practices.
  • Knowledge of clinic operations.
  • Ability to examine documents for accuracy and completeness. Ability to prepare records in accordance with detailed instruction
  • Ability to communicate effectively and compassionately with patients, co-workers, management, and providers.
  • Ability to analyze work methods to effectively organize work, make improvements and correct problems.
  • Ability to effectively incorporate the use of technology into day-to-day tasks (Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, Green Way Intergy, NextGen and UroChart).

EDUCATION/TRAINING/LICENSURE:

  • One to two years coding experience or an approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong insurance knowledge and experience required.
  • Knowledge of Green Way Intergy, NextGen Medical Practice Management System preferred, but not required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite helpful, but not required.

 Metro Urology is an equal opportunity employer.

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