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Highlights of the CMS Evaluation and Management Office/Outpatient Visit Changes for 2019 & 2021
Huge shout out to our own Richelle Marting, JD, MHSA, RHIA, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CPC-I and Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CCC, CEMC, CGSC for this summation of the upcoming changes to the Office/Outpatient E/M services that is part of the “Patients over Paperwork” initiative.
Highlights of the CMS EM Final Rule.pdf
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Tips to Avoid Improper Payment(s) Due to Insufficient Documentation
During a POE AG meeting, it was suggested that WPS Government Health Administrators collaborate with members in an effort to author an article that addresses insufficient documentation errors. Recognizing the need to reduce improper payment associated with those errors, members would then share the article with their Medicare business associates and partners organizations. Please review and share with your colleagues and peers.
Tips to Avoid Insufficient Documentation[...]
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Healthcare System Career Search Link
Children's Mercy https://www.childrensmercy.org/About_Us/Careers/Current_Job_Openings/
HCA Midwest http://hcamidwest.com/careers/search.dot
Meritas Health http://www.meritashealth.com/home/careers/
Prime Healthcare

http://careers.primehealthcare.com/?redirect_referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.primehealthcare.com%2fPrime-Hospitals.aspx

Shawnee Mission http://joinahs.com/page/show/Shawnee-Mission
St. Luke's Health System http://www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/jobs-saint-lukes-health-system
Truman Medical Centers http://www.trumed.org/careers
University of Kansas Hospital       http://www.kumed.com/careers
   

Job Postings

 

Patient Account Representative (Anesthesia Claims)

 

Job Description​

 

The Patient Account Representative will be responsible for billing, collection, straightforward coding, and all account receivable activities for the physician clinics within Saint Luke’s Health System.  Activities include, but are not limited to, responding to inbound and outbound billing calls from patients, payment posting, resolving payment credits, identifying and correcting medical claim errors that may prevent payment and identifying, correcting, and resubmitting medical claims denied by insurance companies. 

 

Percentage of time spent on job duties above will vary dependent on the focus area of team assigned.  A summary of specific team duties are described below, all to include other duties as assigned.  

 

Anesthesia Insurance Denials and Follow-Up
• Responsible for researching, identifying errors, and correcting claims denied by insurance companies.
• Must be able to assess claim to determine when appropriate to make charge adjustments, void a charge, or escalate to the team lead and/or another medical billing team.
• Responsible for writing appeal letters to insurance companies
• Responsible for following up with insurance companies for no response claims.
• Responsible for working with patient calls escalated from the Customer Service team regarding involving billing code issues.
• Research refund request from payor organizations
• Responsible for preliminary audit of billing code errors before claim submitted to the Coding team.
• Responsible for routing complex claim denial to team lead and/or the appropriate medical billing team.
• Responsible for identifying issues which can be resolved by programing software to prevent denials. 
• Responsible for becoming a subject matter expert on the payor policies. 
• Responsible for communicating and resolving problems with the  provider representatives
• Responsible for simple level coding, including diagnosis review, modifier applications, some CPT cod changes following process documents and payor policies

 

****Candidates for this position must have a strong background in working Anesthesia outstanding A/R, denials, and appeals****

 

This position has flex hours, employee works 5 days a week Monday -Friday.  Employee can choose how to work 8 hour days anytime between 6:00am-5:30 pm (with a start time no later than 9am).  Position also has the ability to telecommute, offers career ladder advancement opportunities, and includes a bonus program.

 

Education

Diploma

Certifications

 

Work Shift

Day (United States of America)

 

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Saint Luke's Health System

 

Certified Coder Position

 

POSITION TITLE:
CERTIFIED CODER
DEPARTMENT/CLINIC:
CENTRAL BUSINESS OFFICE
ACCOUNTABLE TO:
DIRECTOR
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
N/A
STATUS
NON-EXEMPT
HOURS
M-F 8:00-5:00
 
Remote Position with Jefferson City Medical Group

1241 W Stadium BlvdJefferson CityMO65109 

https://www.jcmg.org/careers/

 

Job Specific Competencies:
  1. Performs all functions essential in the billing of providers and ancillary services.
  2. Organizes workflow and communication with the clinics and providers for accurate billing information.
  3. Effectively communicates within the organization and with the public consistent with the clinic philosophy, vision and mission.
  4. Appropriately uses facility communication, information systems and equipment.
JCMG Core Competencies:
  1. Strives for continuous quality improvement.
  2. Participates in educational experiences designed to maintain and/or improve professional competence.
  3. Maintains high work ethic standards.
  4. Provides quality customer service to staff, patients and visitors always.
     
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Associate degree preferred
 
Experience:
  • Minimum two years in a Physician Coding environment
 
Certification/License:
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
  • Certified Evaluation and Management Coder (CEMC) for E&M Specialties and Family Medicine
 
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Competency in medical terminology as demonstrated by either formal training or experience
  • Must be able to assess self-learning needs and participate in educational programs as appropriate
  • Computer literate
  • Knowledge and experience with ICD-10 and CPT coding
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Works in heated and air-conditioned area consistent with a normal office environment.

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Scholarships

AAPC of KC offers scholarships to our members for local chapter events.  See the scholarship application.

 

Scholarship Application Form.pdf
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Mentor Program

Do you need a Mentor, or would you like to become a Mentor? The AAPC of KC has a program to pair up members that need a little guidance and support with members who have a wealth of knowledge to share.

This program was developed to help our new and newly credentialed members with the support that is needed in our chosen career field.,Syd Stevens (sstevens@mncpc.com), Member Development Officer, can answer any questions you may have about this program.

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