Medical Coder in Riverview, FL at Maximus

Date Posted: 12/22/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The position will be responsible for making determinations on the appropriateness and accuracy of coded information that result in adjustments to capitated payments to health plans.  Components of the process include abstracting data from a complex case file/medical record, identifying ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM based on industry standard coding guidelines (CMS, Coding and Reporting Guidelines, federal coding and reimbursement policies, and all aspects of the Risk Adjustment Diagnosis Validation rules and procedures), and determining if the HCC submitted by the plan was substantiated (including review to determine if any other diagnosis resulting in an HCC is substantiated.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Audit medical records to ensure compliance with the Medicare Advantage Risk Adjustment standards including abstraction and assignment of appropriate codes based on clinical data.
- Enter coded data into a system accurately and validate date entered.
- Research correct coding practices, clearly document and share findings with others.
- Write clear and concise rationales that provide defensible support of decisions.
- Train staff members on the coding processes (both project specific and general coding).
- Perform QA audits on coding process.
- Recommend and suggest improvements to assigned projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Requirements:
- High school diploma or equivalent with 4+ years of experience, or AA with 2+ years of experience.
- Preferred risk adjustment auditing experience of coding inpatient and outpatient medical records.
- CPC, CCS, or RHIT Certification required.
- Ability to use critical thinking skills.
- Must have excellent writing skills.

MAXIMUS Introduction
Since 1975, Maximus has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. Maximus delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, Maximus is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit
EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies Maximus deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. Maximus is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Maximus provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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