32-hour Coding Specialist I position in Dover, NH (NOT REMOTE)

Pam Brooks

True Blue
Local Chapter Officer
NAB Member
South Berwick, ME
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Under the direction of the Coding Supervisor and Coding Manager, identify and code assigned physician and/or outpatient medical records using ICD-10-CM and CPT codes as appropriate.
Maintain a 90% accuracy rate in accordance with UHDDS definitions, AHA Coding Clinic, AMA's CPT Assistant and any other appropriate regulatory guidance
Codes in a timely manner, reaching 90% or better productivity based on WDH's published, current productivity standards
Prioritizes tasks appropriately and effectively
Performs duties in an independent manner, with appropriate supervision

Abstract statistical data for Outpatient and consultative specialty medical records
Selects the correct referring, attending and rendering providers
Demonstrates knowledge of discharge disposition codes as applicable to state requirements
Verifies correct patient status
Identifies discrepancies in patient status and reports them for revision

Communicates with medical staff regarding documentation and code assignment to enhance accuracy
Contacts practice/department to obtain clarification on orders
Demonstrates good written and verbal communication skills
Verbal communication is professional and courteous
Queries are never leading and consistent with WDH Corporate Compliance

Follows up on inquiries from Revenue
Reason for hold is clear and concise
Knowledge of financial systems is adequate for accessing charge information
Coding revisions are made only after a request and addendum are in place
Tracks issues that require follow up to facilitate timely completion of coding duties
Manages workload effectively to maintain a healthy revenue cycle

Coding is performed according to policies, procedures and guidelines of ethical coding
Follows the AHIMA Standard for ethical coding and AAPC Code of Ethics
Abides by confidentiality requirements as they relate to the release of individual or aggregate patient information
Codes only from approved physician documentation, as outlined in WDH's Coding Documentation Policy
References shared drive to support compliant coding

Assumes personal responsibility for career development
Recognizes the role of a coder in an HIM department and knows how it relates to the overall function of the organization regarding quality patient care
Demonstrates an awareness of personal strengths and limitations, requesting assistance in situations that exceed abilities
Participates in all related internal and external coding audits
Stays abreast of changes in CPT, ICD-10, HCPCSII and modifier usage, Coding Clinic and billing rules.

Completes other projects and duties as requested by Supervisor and Manager
Attends 100% of all Coding Department Staff meetings
Attends all mandatory training meetings
Participates in committee or work groups as requested
Performs other related duties as requested

Requires one year experience in medical information, with more than one years’ experience as a medical coder or abstractor.
Requires 1-2 years college related to medical information, or current enrollment in a post-secondary HIM program or billing/coding program or more than one year experience in an HIM department. An AS in HIM, Healthcare or Business is preferred.
Must have had coursework in Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology.

Must be familiar with CPT, ICD-10, HCPCS II coding conventions. Must have the ability to work in a coding abstract system or medical billing system. Must be ICD-10 Proficient and have knowledge of the AHA Coding Clinic. Must possess analytical abilities and be able to meet accuracy and productivity standards. Written and verbal communication skills are required. Requires a CCA, CPC-A, RHIT or RHIA. Either certification is acceptable.

This is not a remote position. Hourly wage range is $19.65-29.47. Apply only at www.wdhospital.com/careers. I cannot accept applications.