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Risk Adjustment Coder

Job Details

Houston Administrative Office - Houston, TX
Full Time
2 Year Degree
Up to 25%


Suvida Healthcare is a neighborhood-centric, multidisciplinary primary care program built to address the physical, behavioral, social, and cultural needs of the underserved Medicare-eligible Hispanic population. Multigenerational in design, Suvidas differentiated approach will enable us to deliver on the quadruple aim, improving health outcomes as well as consumer and employee experience while lowering total cost of care. Suvida will thoughtfully cultivate an empathetic and service-centric environment, positioning us not only as a best-in class health care provider, but also as the provider of choice for our patients, their families, and the community at large.

Our Purpose

We are an empowered primary care team creating health equity through an exceptional clinical and consumer experience that improves the quality of life for the people, families, and the neighborhoods we serve.

Our Vision

To improve the quality of life for underserved people and those that care for them in neighborhoods across America.

Job Summary

The Risk Adjustment Coder will be responsible for coordinating/supporting Prospective, retrospective, and concurrent chart reviews using knowledge of Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCC) risk adjustment coding to translate, input, extract and validate medical record data. The Risk Adjustment Coder will serve as an important part of the care team to improve documentation and coding accuracy, and assist the primary care team to deliver high quality preventive care to patients. Essential responsibilities consist of but not all inclusive:

  • Review all available patient medical records: Medical history and physical exams, physician orders, progress notes, consultation reports, diagnostic reports, operative and pathology reports, discharge summaries and any other available medical records. Determine whether the diagnosis codes are supported by the documentation and are within the guidelines for coding and reporting (M.E.A.T).

  • Implement a pre-visit and post visit audit process with assigned provider that accurately captures all documentation and coding with the greatest level of specificity.

  • Engage physicians and office staff to build and maintain a good working relationship.

  • Ensure frequent touchpoints with your assigned providers and schedule meetings to discuss chart review.

  • Assist in obtaining medical records from internal and external providers to ensure accurate documentation and to support audits requested by Health Plans.

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable Federal, State and/or County laws and regulations related to coding and documentation guidelines for Risk Adjustment.

  • Educate physicians and supporting office staff on proper billing and documentation policies, procedures, and conflicting/ambiguous or non-specific documentation.

  • Demonstrate the ability to quickly identify missing documentation and coding opportunities; incorrect coding and compliance trends; to analyze and investigate suspected problems with resolve; and to forward problems to the attention of your manager.

  • Must visit Providers onsite at their Practice to provider education and feedback based on chart reviews.

  • Coder is responsible for meeting daily production goal and quality goal of averaging 95% accuracy rate on a consistent basis.

  • Must have skill set for outpatient primary care coding and medical record reviews.

  • Suggest and educate providers on correct coding CPT/HCPCS Level II/ICD 10 CM/Modifiers

  • Must have knowledge on HEDIS Codes and NCQA guidelines.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education Requirements

  • Associate degree (Required)

Experience Requirements

  • ICD-10 coding: 3 years (Required)

  • Medicare risk adjustment coding: 3 years (Required)

  • Prospective and concurrent Risk adjustment retrospective review: 2 years (Required)

  • Provider education 1 year experience (Required)

  • CPT and E&M coding: 1 year (Required)

  • Outpatient Primary Care coding : 1 year experience (Required)

  • Elation EMR (Preferred)

  • CPC /CPMA/ CRC/ CCS-P/ CCS/ RHIA or RHIT certification (Required)