Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Senior Coder \\ Radiation Oncology in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Coder \ Radiation Oncology

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Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts

Req ID 18484BR

Department Description: The Radiation Oncology department provides a wide range of highly technical radiation treatments to patients with cancer. We offer care in a patient-centered environment. We are dedicated to providing care in a collaborative team approach involving physicians, nurses, therapists, physicists and administrative support staff.

This is a full time opportunity, with the incumbent required to work two days onsite weekly and the remainder remote / work from home.Job Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 18484BRJob Summary: Performs professional certified coding for the HMFP Radiation Oncologists and Nurse Practitioners and provides project support to the Department. Analyzes physician documentation, provides the individual physician/NP with the application of appropriate ICD-10/CPT/HCPCS descriptor codes including the appropriate use of modifiers to ensure compliance for reimbursement.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides ICD-10 training to all physicians and professional staff as needed to meet all ICD-10 requirements and assure accurate revenue capture.

  • Reviews the complete medical record of patients who have completed treatment and reconciles for any missing, duplicate or incorrect billing.

  • Coordinates coding and billing for HMFP Physicians and Nurse Practitioners across various site locations. Analyzes physician/NP notes and documents to determine the scope and complexity of the services provided by the individual physician.

  • Utilizes professional coding knowledge, applies ICD-10/CPT/HCPCs codes to the services delineated in the physician note. Reviews documentation and codes to ensure appropriate capture of all billable services. Provides ongoing feedback and education to the applicable clinical staff regarding appropriate documentation and coding of services.

  • Acts as the key liaison for the clinical staff as it relates to coding and compliance. Interacts with physicians and other professional staff on documentation issues related to coding data. Periodically meets with physicians to provide educational sessions. Answers patient billing/coding questions.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Certificate 1 Certified Professional Coder required., or Certificate 2 Certified Coding Specialist required.

  • 3-5 years related work experience required.

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.


  • Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.

  • Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action: Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

  • Team Work: Ability to work collaboratively in small teams to improve the operations of immediate work group by offering ideas, identifying issues, and respecting team members.

  • Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally