Southlake Orthopaedics
  • Hoover, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(k) with profit sharing

Southlake Orthopaedics, a premier Orthopaedic practice with two Birmingham locations, is recruiting a Certified Medical Coder for their Hoover location.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with clinical staff to assure documentation supports CPT and ICD 10 codes. .
  • Appropriately codes information about procedures performed and selects specific diagnosis codes from documentation. Modifiers are added to ensure multiple procedures are reimbursed appropriately.
  • Verifies and completes charge information in database and produces billing, assures eligibility verification supports reimbursement.
  • Works with surgery schedulers to track and capture documentation on all scheduled procedures and tracks census at surgery centers and hospitals to assure all charges are captured.
  • Works with billing staff to support follow-up on bundled services, denials related to medical necessity, and reviews all appeals to assure documentation supports coding.
  • Scrubs daily charge entry for possible missing modifiers.
  • Aids in the training of financial counselor, reviews process of surgery schedulers to assure prior authorization and coding is appropriate before surgery.
  • Audits five E & M charts per quarter per provider and coaches providers on improved documentation.
  • Prepares training for providers related to specificity of diagnosis codes.
  • Assures CCI edits are reviewed each quarter to assure bundling edits are understood and changes in modifier usage is communicated to billing.
  • Continually trains on orthopedic, pain management, trauma/reconstruction codes.


  • Certification by AAPC or other qualified organization is required.
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in billing and coding required, Orthopaedic coding preferred.
  • Experience in coding outpatient and inpatient E&M and surgical/procedural coding
  • Greenway Primesuite practice management experience is a plus

As a member of the Southlake team you can expect:

  • Generous Paid Time Off based on years of service
  • Health & Welfare benefits starting the first of the month following your date of hire:
    • BCBS Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Company paid Life Insurance
    • Voluntary Life, Accident, Cancer, and Critical Illness coverage
    • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) plan after one year of employment
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Monday - Friday schedule for most roles

You must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug test for employment at Southlake Orthopaedics. Any job offer will be contingent on the results of such background check and drug test.

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