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Deltek Talent Management - Behavioral Health Coder - (24712)

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Behavioral Health Coder - (24712)

Facility Name
Cedar Hills Hospital
PORTLAND, OR 97225 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Medical Coding
Job Description

Cedar Hills Hospital - located just 15 minutes from downtown Portland - is an 89-bed, free-standing psychiatric hospital specializing in mental health and chemical dependency care. We provide a wide range of services and programs that offer evidence-based treatment proven
to have positive outcomes for our patients. Our inpatient and outpatient services offer supportive and compassionate care through specialty programs that are tailored to meet the needs of our patients.

The Behavioral Health Coder analyzes health insurance records and assigns appropriate ICD-9-CM for diagnoses and procedures. Prepares billing statements, helps to resolve conflicts regarding payments and reimbursements, responds in writing and on the telephone to physician questions about billing. Investigates and reports inconsistencies in billing to appropriate staff, provides information and prepares documents for inquiries, ensures the confidentiality of patients' personal information, performs clerical duties that may include answering the telephone, greeting employee's, and sorting mail. Accurate data entry required to enter patient information into computer files, and also into paper records. Organizes, manages, and sorts paperwork (including patients' charts), and updates coding/billing in charts as needed.

Job Requirements

Education: High school graduate or equivalent combination of education and experience. AAPC or AHIMA certified, RHIT or CCS.  

Experience: A minimum of one (1) year experience, with knowledge of medical records coding and medical terminology, and an understanding of the clinical information environment.

Training: Successful completion of Crisis Management and Service Excellence training must occur within 90 days of employment and prior to assisting in any restraining procedures. May be required to work occasional overtime and flexible hours.

Additional Requirements: Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of computer proficiency and word processing. ICD-9-CM coding experience preferred.

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