***CHRISTUS Health offers this opportunity as a remote position for our Specialty Hematology Oncology & Radiation Oncology division***
***Candidates must reside in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, Georgia, Oklahoma, or Nevada to be further considered for this opportunity***
Responsible for maintaining current and high-quality ICD-10-CM and CPT coding of all daily Hematology Oncology services, charge review and claim edit work queues, reconciliation, and coding denials. Via assigned work queues, verifies all charges and code assignments are correct, including the correct application of modifiers. Responsible for resolving Hematology Oncology coding denials. Communicates regularly with providers regarding coding concerns, missing/incomplete documentation, and coding policy updates.
Completion of an AAPC or AHIMA approved Coding Certificate Program (CPC or CCS); High school diploma or GED
Two (2) years of Hematology or Radiation Oncology coding for a multi-specialty physician practice
One (1) year of professional billing, claim denials, appeals, and/or revenue cycle work preferred
Expert knowledge of CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS, and medical terminology.
Strong knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and Commercial payers coding/billing guidelines and compliance regulations, including medical policy restrictions (LCDs and NCDs)
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical and research skills, with extreme attention to detail
Proficient using multiple software applications, including: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Ability to prioritize assignments to meet deadlines
Ability to meet set productivity and quality standards
Able to work independently in a remote setting, as well as part of a team
EPIC, Aria, Epic Beacon, Mosiaq, and Meditech experience preferred
One of the following certifications is required:
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) – AAPC
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) – AHIMA
Certified Coding Associate (CCA) - AHIMA
Certified Hematology and Oncology Coder (CHONC) preferred
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.