Cayuga Medical Associates
  • Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Full Time



When you come to work for Cayuga Medical Associates, you join a multidisciplinary physician group with more than 22 specialties located in Tompkins, Cortland, and Schuyler Counties. Our commitment to service excellence sets us apart. Our Cornerstones: Patient-Centered Excellence, Teamwork, Safety, Respect, and Professionalism, guide us as we provide care for our community.

As a part of those Cornerstones, it's very important to us that we create a work environment where people feel welcomed, comfortable, valued for what they bring to the organization, and recognized for their contributions. It goes beyond salary and benefits. We work hard to develop an environment and culture that attracts top-quality talent. That is what sets Cayuga Medical Associates apart.

  • We offer a very competitive compensation and benefits package including a sign-on bonus* for eligible positions, as well as liberal paid time-off
  • Our full-time and our benefited part-time employees receive the same benefits package (paid time-off benefits are prorated for part-timers)
  • Health insurance coverage becomes effective within four weeks of your start date.
  • PTO is available to use immediately!
  • Tuition reimbursement is available for career-related education.

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What you'll do:

  • Activities related to abstraction and charge submission of professional services.
  • Conducts special reviews of medical records as needed by the Coding Department.
  • Reviews documentation to ensure accurate coding of procedures and diagnoses by ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM and CPT manuals.
  • Initiates measures to bring documentation into compliance under the Coding Manager's direction.
  • Establishes and implements procedures to facilitate appropriate charge submission for inpatient/outpatient services, maintaining a 95% accuracy score in charges submitted as monitored by the Coding Manager.
  • Establishes and maintains a system to track and analyze everyday workflow.
  • Assures all charges have been entered by performing monthly reviews to compare scheduled visits/procedures with charges entered.
  • Performs ongoing medical record review, using documentation guidelines, to evaluate overall quality and completeness of documentation.
  • Serves as a resource to all staff to keep them informed of legislative and procedure changes affecting reimbursement.
  • Prepares weekly status report for Coding Manager relative to activity, revenue, compliance, lost revenue, etc.
  • Attends all Coding Department Meetings, and educational sessions, and assists other coding staff with issues/reimbursement guidelines as needed.
  • Responsible for all site claim rejections including research, education, and corrections necessary to accurately finalize the claim.
  • Keep current with education requirements associated with credentials.
  • Complete ICD-10-CM proficiency assessment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:

  • Current certification as a CPC-A, CPC, or at least five years of experience in the medical billing and coding field, with the requirement of obtaining a CPC credential within 12 months of employment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to process large quantities of data into succinct reports for presentation
  • Ability to work independently to meet quotas, goals, and deadlines
  • Knowledge of third-party physician reimbursement procedures
  • Knowledge of Coding Conventions and Guidelines
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to work well with others, as well as ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to physicians, supervisors, and office staff
  • Ability to work focus in an environment that may cause distraction
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Willingness to be challenged and learn new things

CMA offers an agile, inclusive, and supportive culture where every employee is respected. CMA is based in beautiful Ithaca, NY where nature abounds and a strong sense of community thrives. Ithaca is home to two esteemed institutes of higher education, Ithaca College and the world-renowned Cornell University. Ithaca offers four dynamic seasons for outdoor enthusiasts and easy access to urban opportunities within a half-day drive (i.e., Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia). CMA also offers:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Professional development stipends and malpractice insurance
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Optional life and disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Tuition assistance
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Cell phone discount
  • Major holidays off
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