Senior Medical Coder – Taguig, City, NCR


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Jobs in this function provide coding and coding auditing services directly to providers. This includes the analysis and translation of medical and clinical diagnoses, procedures, injuries, or illnesses into designated numerical codes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leverage understanding of disease process to identify and extract relevant details and data within clinical documentation and make determinations or identify appropriate medical codes
  • Utilize resources and reference materials (e.g., on-line sources, manuals) to identify appropriate medical codes and reference code applicability, rules, and guidelines
  • Apply understanding of relevant medical coding subject areas (e.g., diagnosis, procedural, evaluation and management, ancillary services) to assign appropriate medical codes
  • Apply understanding of basic anatomy and physiology to interpret clinical documentation and identify applicable medical codes -Identify areas in clinical documentation that are unclear or incomplete and generate queries to obtain additional information
  • Follow up with providers as necessary when responses to queries are not provided in a timely basis
  • Utilize medical coding software programs or reference materials to identify appropriate codes MCD_Make Medical Coding Determinations
  • Read and interpret medical coding rules and guidelines to make decisions (e.g., exclusions, sequencing, inclusions) -Apply post-query response to make final determinations
  • Make determinations on medical charting and take initiative to complete reviews independently to avoid delays in the process
  • Apply relevant Medical Coding Reference, Federal, State, and Professional guidelines to assign and record independent medical code determinations
  • Manage multiple work demands simultaneously to maintain relevant productivity and turnaround time standards for completing medical records (e.g., charts, assessments, visits, encounters)
  • Resolve medical coding edits or denials in relation to code assignment MCD_Maintain Medical Coding Quality Standards
  • Provide information or respond to questions from medical coding quality audits
  • Perform medical coding audits to evaluate medical coding quality
  • Review medical coding audit results -Follow steps per agreement with medical coding audit results to resolve discrepancies -Provide resources and information to substantiate medical coding audit findings
  • Educate and mentor others to improve medical coding quality MCD_Demonstrate Coding-Related Business and Technical Knowledge C) Fully Proficient -Apply understanding of National Correct Coding Edits to the coding process
  • Demonstrate understanding of National and Local coverage determinations
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the impact of coding decisions on revenue cycle
  • Follow relevant professional code of ethics consistent with required certifications
  • Attain and/or maintain relevant professional certifications and continuing education seminars as required -Leverage relevant computer software programs (e.g., Microsoft Office) to record information, analyze data, or communicate with others -Utilize and navigate across clinical software applications to assign medical codes or complete reviews
  • Comply with the terms and conditions of the employment contract, company policies and procedures, and any and all directives (such as, but not limited to, transfer and/or re-assignment to different work locations, change in teams and/or work shifts, policies in regards to flexibility of work benefits and/or work environment, alternative work arrangements, and other decisions that may arise due to the changing business environment). The Company may adopt, vary or rescind these policies and directives in its absolute discretion and without any limitation (implied or otherwise) on its ability to do so


Required Qualifications:

  • College graduate of any Medical Allied course
  • Active CPC license – With at least 1 year of TL Coding Experience

Preferred Qualification:

  • BSN Graduate


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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Optum is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Keywords: Assistant Manager, Team Leader, Supervisor, Medical Coder, Medical Course, Active CPC license, Coding, Assistant Manager, Team Leader, Supervisor, Taguig City, NCR, National Capital Region

Salary: ₱15000 - ₱25000
Address: Taguig, Philippines