Texas Oncology is looking for a Coding Specialist to join our team!This position will support theRichardson (CBO), TXlocation. Texas Oncology is the largest community oncology provider in the country and has approximately 600+ providers in 220+ sites across Texas and southeastern Oklahoma. Our founders pioneered community-based cancer care because they believed in making the best available cancer care accessible to all communities, allowing people to fight cancer at home with the critical support of family and friends nearby. Our mission is still the same today—at Texas Oncology, we use leading-edge technology and research to deliver high-quality, high-touch, evidence-based cancer care to help our patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.” ® in their fight against cancer. Today, Texas Oncology treats half of all Texans diagnosed with cancer on an annual basis. Why work for us?
Come join our team that is responsible for helping lead Texas Oncology in treating more patient diagnosed with cancer than any other provider in Texas. We offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term disability coverage, a generous PTO program, a 401k plan that comes with a company match, a Wellness program that rewards you practicing a healthy lifestyle, and lots of other great perks such as Tuition Reimbursement, an Employee Assistance program and discounts on some of your favorite retailers.
The ideal candidate for the Coding Specialist will have the following background and experience:
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Completion of a course in medical record technology.
Minimum one year of coding medical experience required, three years of experience medical coding preferred.
Applicable certification preferred.
Knowledge of medical records coding procedures and knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT-4 Coding Systems highly desirable.
E/M knowledge preferred
Must live in the state of Texas What does the Coding Specialist do? The Coding Specialist performs all medical record coding activities. Assigns appropriate diagnostic codes to patient charts and reports as assigned.
The essential duties and responsibilities:
Abstracts relevant clinical and demographic information from the medical record to assign ICD-9 and CPT-4 codes in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines.
Identifies principal and secondary diagnosis with minimal error based on the national based standards.
Codes with an accuracy of 97% based on QA internal reviews.
Records all diagnostic procedures and assigns appropriate procedure codes.
Requests diagnosis from physicians when information is not recorded.
Determines and records the required medical information.
Updates coding procedures and guidelines. Works with medical assistants and other staff in coordinating medical information and patient charts.
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The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.