As a medical coder in New York, your job duties may include:
- Reviewing medical records to accurately assign diagnostic and procedural codes using industry-standard coding systems (e.g., ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS).
- Communicating with healthcare providers to clarify documentation and ensure accurate code assignment.
- Analyzing medical records for completeness and accuracy, and identifying discrepancies or inconsistencies.
- Abstracting relevant medical data from records and entering it into electronic health records (EHR) or billing systems.
- Staying up-to-date with changes to coding guidelines and regulations, and attending continuing education courses as needed.
- Collaborating with other healthcare professionals, such as billing specialists, medical assistants, and physicians, to ensure accurate and timely coding and billing.
- Ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as industry standards and best practices.
- Monitoring reimbursement trends and identifying areas for improvement.
- Assisting with coding-related audits or appeals as needed.
- Maintaining confidentiality of patient information and medical records.
Please note that the specific job duties may vary depending on the healthcare setting and the specific needs of the employer.