Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. The position is located at Mid Campus Center. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position will provide support for medical coding and billing in the Department of Neurology’s Neuromuscular Laboratory. Support includes reviewing medical record documentation to identify all pertinent facts necessary to select the comprehensive diagnoses and procedure codes that fully describe patient medical conditions & treatment, charge entry, and providing backup to the coding team as necessary.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Code evaluation & management services and procedures to appropriate CPT code and codes diagnoses to appropriate ICD-10 codes for neuromuscular lab.
Ensure all charges are captured and billed in a timely manner.
Communicate with physicians, lab staff, and external partners to review documentation and resolve coding and charge entry questions.
Adhere to appropriate coding rules, physician regulations, and billing guidelines and follow departmental policies.
Act as back up for coders, appeals analysts & various positions during peak vacation times, staff shortages, etc. for charge entry functions and appeals follow up functions.
Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Equivalent of High School diploma with 3 to 5 years of previous billing or insurance experience required.
2 years of college or business school preferred.
Working knowledge of electronic health system, medical billing system, CPT & ICD-10 coding.
Some knowledge of laboratory practices and billing helpful.
Candidate must be a team player, detail oriented, and possess the ability to meet specific deadlines.
One year coding experience strongly.
Attention to detail and good organization skills.
The ability to work well independently with limited supervision.
Excellent communications skills both verbal and written.
This position requires a knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT coding for professional fee services, accuracy and attention to detail, proficiency with computer applications (EMR, MS Office, etc.), and good written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge and experience about medical and laboratory test billing is important.
The hiring range for this position is $18.81 - $23.52 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.