PRMO:, established in 2001, Patient Revenue Management Organization (PRMO) is a fully integrated, centralized revenue cycle organization supporting all of Duke Health, including Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, the Private Diagnostic Clinic, and Duke PrimaryCare. The PRMO focuses on streamlining the revenue cycle through enhanced management of scheduling, registration, coding, HIM operations, billing, collections, cash management, and customer service. The Mission of the PRMO is delivering quality service by enhancing the patient experience, providing financial security, and preserving Duke's reputation and mission of advancing health together. Our Vision is to be recognized as a world class innovative revenue cycle organization that values our people, patients and performance.
Please note: This is NOT a remote work opportunity for out-of-state candidates. All Duke medical coding opportunities require candidates to have a North Carolina address as a condition of employment.
The Medical Records Coder II is a certified Coder. Coordinate/review the procedures. work of subordinate employees and assist with the training and continuing education programs. Code medical records utilizing ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding conventions. Review the medical record to assure specificity of diagnoses, procedures and appropriate/optimal reimbursement for hospital and/or professional charges. Abstract information from medical records following established methods and
Review the complex (problematic coding that needs research and reference Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. and procedures. checking) medical records and accurately code the primary/secondary diagnoses and procedures using ICD-9-CM and/or CPT coding conventions. Coordinate/review the work of designated employees. Ensure quality and quantity of work performed through regular audits. Assist with research, development and presentation of continuing education programs on areas of specialization. Review medical record documentation and accurately code the primary/secondary diagnoses and procedures using ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding conventions. Sequence the diagnoses and procedures using coding guidelines. Ensure DRG/APC assignment is accurate. Abstract and compile data from medical records for appropriate optimal reimbursement for hospital and/or professional charges. Consult with and educate physicians on coding practices and conventions in order to provide detailed coding information. Communicate with nursing and ancillary services personnel for needed documentation for accurate coding. Maintain a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, disease processes and surgical techniques through participation in continuing education programs to effectively apply ICD- 9-CM and CPT-4 coding guidelines to inpatient and outpatient diagnoses Maintain a thorough understanding of medical record practices, standards, regulations, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO), Health Care/Finance Administration (HCFA), Medical Review of North Carolina (MRNC), etc. Assist with special projects as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Advanced ICD-9-CM & CPT-4 coding conventions Effective written and verbal communication skills Anatomy and Physiology Medical Terminology Extensive DRG/APC reimbursement knowledge Coding software familiarity Data entry/CRT
High school diploma required.
RHIA certification- no experience required RHIT certification- noexperience required CCS certification- one year of coding experience required CPC or
HCS-D certification- two years of coding experience required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must hold one of the following active/current certifications: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Hospital Coding Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Hospital Coding Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Hospital Coding Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) Homecare Coding
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