Charge Review Specialist, Certified Professional Coder

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director, Revenue Cycle Management

JOB SUMMARY: Reviews all encounters in Athena Practice Charge review for correct CPT level of service, ICD-10CM coding, and documentation requirements. Ability to identify coding trends, and provide feedback to Clinical Documentation Improvement Team and providers.


•           Certified Professional Coding certification required

•           High school diploma required

•           College education or trade school preferred


•           Minimum 1-year experience working in a physician group practice billing department

•          Knowledge of 2021 E&M guideline changes

•           Working knowledge of CPT and ICD10-CM coding for Orthopaedics

•           Comfortable using email and interacting with Internet applications

•           Knowledge of practice management and word processing software

•           Good analytical skills and an affinity for detail

•           Strong written and verbal communication skills

•           Neat, professional appearance

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Charge Review work queue

•           Accurately reviews all encounters in the office setting for coding and           

          documentation requirements, based on CPT guidelines.  Substantiates medical

          necessity for all encounters.

•           Appends CPT modifiers appropriately. Follows Hosted Claims Manager coding edits, and recommends updates to HCM accordingly. Follows NCCI guidelines for bundling of services.

•           Maintains detailed knowledge of practice management and other computer software as it relates to job functions.

•           Reconciles that all charges have been captured on a monthly basis. Reaches out

           to providers to verify and validate information, as well as providing real time coding education.

•           Acts as a practice resource for CPT and ICD10 CM coding guidelines. Responds to written and telephone inquiries from other OSG departments.

•           Identifies areas of redundancy or deficiency within the Charge Review work flow

•           Meets with Charge Review and a member of the Accounts Receivable Team monthly to discuss coding, reimbursement, and work flow issues.


•           Maintains patient confidentiality; complies with HIPAA and compliance guidelines established by the practice

•           Attends regular staff meetings as requested

•           Attends AAPC, AAOS continuing education sessions on an ongoing basis

•           Performs any additional duties as required by the Billing Department

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Typical Physical Demands Work may require sitting for long periods of time, and also stooping, bending and stretching for files and supplies.  Employee will occasionally be asked to lift files or paper weighing up to 30 pounds.  Position requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, operate a computer, telephone, copier, and such other office equipment as necessary.  Vision must be correctable to 20/20 and hearing must be in the normal range for telephone contacts.  Position also requires viewing computer screens and typing for long periods of time, and working in a fast paced environment.

Qualified candidates should submit their resumes to:

OSG offers a pleasant professional work environment, competitive wages, and comprehensive benefits, including generous paid time off.

Orthopaedic Specialty Group, P.C., is an Equal Opportunity Employer