Caritas Clinics includes Saint Vincent Clinic and Duchesne Clinic; both are part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.
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Duchesne Clinic: Kansas City, Kans. (estab. 1989)
Saint Vincent Clinic: Leavenworth, Kans. (estab. 1986)
Primary care clinics serving the uninsured poor of their respective communities
Provide chronic disease management, preventive care, medication assistance and care coordination
Serve all qualifying patients without regard to ability to pay and do not accept patients with any insurance, even Medicaid or Medicare
Working under the general supervision of the Chief Financial Officer/Business Manager, the Certified Medical Coder works to maximize Caritas Clinicsï¿½ revenue potential by ensuring all encounters are properly coded and billed to accurately represent provider service activity. In doing so, the Certified Medical Coder is responsible for carrying out the health care mission and the objectives of the SCL Health System.
Coordinates with staff to get charge information for all patients in an EHR environment.
Reviews provider documentation and applies applicable CPT, ICD 9/10-CM & HCPCS codes and appropriate modifiers for levels of service and procedures according to payer/MAC/coding guidelines.
Verifies and completes charge information in database.
Gathers and verifies all information required to produce a clean claim, including special billing procedures that may be defined by a payer or contract.
Assists in charge capture by reviewing provider documentation and patient documentation. --- I believe this person will need to do 100% review of documentation and charges unless there are comprehensive coding/CCI edits built into Cerner.
Queries provider when clarification on code assignments is needed or documentation is insufficient to support charges.
Completes all charge corrections as a result of internal audit reviews.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.