Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, with locations in Chicago and the Western Suburbs, is nationally recognized as a leader in comprehensive orthopedic services. The physicians of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush have received specialized training in orthopedic surgery and in subspecialty areas within the field of orthopedic medicine and can diagnose and treat even the most complicated and rare musculoskeletal conditions.
The Orthopedic Program at Rush University Medical Center is ranked 5th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush doctors are the official team physicians for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Fire Soccer Club and DePaul University Athletics.
We are looking for a Medical Coder at our Corporate location, in Westchester IL. This position would report to our Director of Billing. We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.
Performs audits of charges submitted, corrects errors, and develops procedures to eliminate future errors from occurring.
Ensures all encounters are properly entered with billing submitted, by making necessary corrections in the physician practice management system and billing submission systems.
Generates reports to review overall coding for accuracy and completeness, and to develop enhancements to the coding process.
Maintains a working knowledge of coding rules and regulations and the associated resources available, as well as familiarity with appropriate modifier usage.
Researches all information needed to correct and complete the billing process, including obtaining charge information from physicians, nursing staff, and/or technicians.
Responsible for working and managing the surgical appeals regarding Coding claim denials.
Ability to appropriately correspond with physicians and others in a professional manner regarding Coding scenarios and issues.
Other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); with at least 3 years experience as a Certified Medical Coder, preferably orthopedic surgical coding; with knowledge of CPT and ICD-9/ICD-10 codes; with working knowledge of utilizing the books for these codes, CodeX, CodeLink, and Coding Companion for Orthopaedics Surgeons; with knowledge of medical terminology and office procedures; and Athena experience a plus.