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Radiology Tech/Coder

CHI Saint Joseph Health System Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

The posted compensation range of $25.18 - $36.52 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-351896 Employment Type Full Time Department Radiology Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Days Remote No Category Radiology

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today. Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary / Purpose

The Biller/Coder Specialty is responsible for the appropriate advanced specialty billing/ coding to patient health records for purposes of document retrieval, analysis and claim processing for Radiology. Serves as a resource to other Biller/Coders. Ensures coding is in compliance with guidelines of the organization. If employee is an interventional radiology technician also operates imaging equipment and performs diagnostic procedures under the supervision of a licensed provider. Prepares and maintains records and files as directed.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

    • Accurately abstracts information from the medical records into the appropriate billing/coding systems, ensuring compliance with established guidelines.
    • Determine the most appropriate diagnosis after a thorough review of the medical records. Work closely with practice staff with regards to billing/coding and assignment of a Diagnosis Related Group and Ambulatory Payment Classification.
    • Bill/Code medical records using current coding rules and guidelines. Ensure thorough and compliant coding to support patient records and submission of billing for payment.
    • Accurately sequence diagnostic and procedural codes according to organization specified procedures and assigns coding as appropriate. Provides codes various departments upon request.
    • Enter and validate charges using appropriate tools and validates diagnoses with the medical documentation provided.
    • Compare charges on accounts with the procedures coded and identifies any discrepancies. Notify appropriate individuals of any discrepancies’ and collaborates as needed to rectify the account.
    • Ensure compliance with coding, billing, and data collection guidelines of the organization.
    • May assist with the training of individuals.
    • Participate in special projects and/or completes other duties as assigned by manager.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience 

High School Diploma or Equivalent Required. If performing Radiologic exams: Graduate of an accredited school of Radiologic Technology.

  • 2-3 years coding experience if available
  • 1 year advanced specialty coding experience in a health care organization if available
  • Will do On the job training

May Either be a Skilled Biller/Coder or Radiology Technician

Required Licensure and Certifications

  • CCS, RHIT coding certification required. 
  • If performing Radiologic Exams: State of Kentucky License is required and/or strongly preferred. 
  • Possess and maintain certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) is required and/or strongly preferred.
  • BLS-CPR within 5 days of employment.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Training

  • Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to common inquiries or complaints from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Math Ability: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Computer Skills: Must be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, Internet navigation, database management, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, and graphic presentation packages.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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