Charging Coordinator Emergency Services
Job Ref # 32432
Category: Clerical
Job Type: PRN
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
4401 Garth Rd
Baytown, TX

Work Shift: Day shift 

Work Week: PRN -as needed

Job Summary

Responsible for charging all procedures within the cardiology service line using the corresponding electronic application. Communicates with departments, medical records, and/or clinicians to ensure proper charging of related accounts. Coding certification preferred. Two years of related experience recommended and demonstrated comprehensive understanding of Medicare coding rules and regulations.


1. Review medical record documentation to obtain accurate charges that will satisfy Medicare edits and match accurate physician documentation.

2. Follows established coding rules and guidelines based on accurate documentation in the medical record when abstracting outpatient medical records.

3. Reviews medical records and assists Business Office/Transaction Management in correcting edits/errors.

4. Works with clinicians, medical records, and the departments when physician documentation and coding does not match the charges.

5. Communicates with Transaction Control all issues related to medical records, various departments and Physician initiatives related to coding as well as recommended changes in the usage of items coded in the Charge Description Master. 

6. Exhibits the ability to communicate orally and/or in writing with Hospital peers and physicians and prepares a monthly report and analysis of the outstanding matters related to coding 

7. Demonstrates a commitment to the Hospital by always complying with the overall goals of excellence in service. 

8. Performs daily reconciliations to ensure all charges cross into the electronic billing system. 

9. Works daily with Billing department to address billing edit issues that require specialized analyses; triages issues to CDM Team, Medical Records Coding, or other Teams as necessary.

10.Performs other job related duties as assigned.

11. Demonstrates componets of ICARE value statement.

12. Demonstrates componets of Service PRIDE standards.

13. Follow all safety rules while on the job.       

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS   High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.  Associates degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS      Minimum 2 years of coding/charging experience required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED   Medical Billing and Coding Specialist certificate preferred.


1. Knowledge of all of the components of an electronic medical record

2. Knowledge of ICD-9 codes, CPT codes, DRGs, and APCs

3. Working knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology

4. Extensive PC knowledge

5. Proficiency with electronic encoder application.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Company Profile

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, located 35 miles east of Houston, is the area's only Magnet-recognized, full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 276 bed hospital with 12 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.