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Medical Coding Fellow

Coding and CDI 
Full Time - 40 Hours 
Day Shift 

Voted one of South Carolina’s “Best Places to Work” for 2019, the Lexington Medical Center Physician Network includes more than 450 physicians and advanced practice providers at 75 locations across the Midlands. 

From general medicine and orthopedics to oncology and neurosurgery, these dedicated physicians, specialists and surgeons combine the highest quality care with advanced medicine and state-of-the-art technology to help patients achieve the best possible outcomes.  As the third largest employer in the Midlands, we invite you to be a part of our ongoing success and join our LMC Family.

Job Summary

The Coding Fellowship Program is designed to foster the development of medical coding, or auditingand billing skills in individuals committed to a career in medical coding or auditing. This program is being designed for those who are credentialed in either coding or auditing but lack practical experience.The Fellow will receive hands-on experience to include working claim denials, compliance auditing, prebill claim edits and diagnostic and procedural coding. These experiences will utilize the ICD 10 CM and ICD 10 PCS classification system and the CPT and HCPCS billing system to submit compliant claims following CMS guidance. The Fellow will also learn to develop research skills as it relates to governmental and state laws regulating coding and billing requirements. The Fellow will function as amember of the Compliance Coding and CDI team with the goal to develop their individual skillset with support from departmental guided experience.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: None.
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: Certified Professional Coder- Apprentice (CPC-A), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) 
Required Training: Knowledge of general medical terminology and anatomy;
Working knowledge of personal computer applications (word processing, spreadsheet, email and database applications).

Essential Functions

  • Maintains a positive attitude and adheres to LMC Service Expectations.
  • Must be able to work independently and follow directions closely.
  • Works collaboratively with coding education and leadership staff.
  • Strong attention to detail and critical thinking to interpret policies and follow guidelines.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures timely completion when working denials, edits, and coding of outpatient accounts.
  • Works as a team with physicians, coding staff, and other hospital personnel to ensure proper and accurate code assignment and continuous quality improvement.
  • Reports to work in a timely manner and adheres to attendance policies. Conscientious of scheduling time off in advance so as not to interfere dramatically with coding turnaround times.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:
Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 

  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina