Hospital Clinical Coder

Updated: Apr 18

An exciting opportunity for a Clinical Coder based in Johannesburg or Cape Town that wishes to advance their coding skills. In collaboration with hospital case management teams to liaise between the patients, treating clinicians and managed care organisations in order to provide clinical coding that is updated in order to receive reimbursement from funders. You will assess clinical statements and convert this information into ICD 10 and CPT coding on the patient account. The account will reflect the correct treatment path, clinical severity and patient condition through accuracy and completeness of coding.


Successful candidates will be expected to enroll for a Advanced ICD 10 program in 2022


Responsibilities

  • Work with billing departments to achieve clinical coding excellence on all patient files.

  • Application of clinical and coding knowledge to effectively assign and sequence all ICD 10 and CPT codes for services rendered for each patient event.

  • Engage with all allied service providers to clarify information to ensure complete ICD 10 and CPT coding on each case is achieved.

  • Allocate clinical codes to patients’ current period of care using knowledge of the information contained within the International Classification of Diseases, revision 10, and CPT coding books.

  • Review of patient records for missing information

  • Review of PMB queries and recommendations for action.

  • Communicate with funders about clinical coding errors and disputes.

  • Identify discrepancies, potential quality of care and billing issues

  • Assist with adhoc case management required at hospital level.

  • Assist with the training of staff with regard to ICD-10 and CPT coding.

  • Contact physicians and other healthcare professionals with questions about treatments or diagnostic tests given to patients with regard to coding procedures. Serves as coding consultant to care providers.

Requirements

  • Registered Nurse with valid SANC

  • Verified Intermediate Coder Qualification (ICD 10) with score above 85% a must

  • Min of 3 years’ experience in Clinical Coding and or Case management in a hospital environment

  • Preferred - Certificate in Advanced ICD 10 Coding

Please click on the link below to apply, also attach copies of your ICD Certificates along with your updated CV.





If this vacancy has closed or you have any questions, please contact cindy@medipath.co.za

Please be advised that you will be contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment within 14 days should we wish to proceed with your application. Similarly, if you are not contacted by Medipath Healthcare Recruitment, please accept your application as unsuccessful. Your CV will automatically be added to our database and we could be contacting you should a suitable position arise.

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