INPATIENT MEDICAL CODER
SUMMARY: Responsible for assignment of accurate ICD codes for diagnoses and procedures. Medical Severity - Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG) is automatically assigned by the grouper software) for inpatient stays. Inpatient coders may also be responsible for the assignment of accurate ICD diagnoses, current procedural terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), modifiers, and quantities from medical record documentation (paper or electronic) for inpatient professional services (aka rounds or IBWA encounters). Trains and educates MTF staff on coding issues and plays a significant role in coding compliance activities.
Education/Certification. The following are recognized certifications from American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC): Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), and Certified Coder Specialist (CCS) are acceptable for inpatient coders.
Experience. A minimum of three years inpatient coding experience within the last five years is required. Two year of experience may be qualifying if the two years were in a military treatment facility. Inpatient facility experience should encompass different medical specialties (i.e. Family Practice, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, OB/GYN, etc.) that utilize ICD, E&M, CPT, and HCPCS codes. Ancillary specialties (PT/OT, Radiology, Lab, Nutrition, etc.) that usually do NOT use E&M codes do not count as qualifying experience. Additionally, coding, auditing and training exclusively for specialties such as home health will not be considered as qualifying experience. Coding experience limited to making codes conform to specific payer requirements for the business office (insurance billing, accounts receivable) is not a qualifying factor.
EXCELLENT COMPUTER AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS REQUIRED.
MUST HAVE THE ABILITY TO MANAGE HANDLE MULTIPLE PROJECTS AND APPROPRIATELY PRIORITIZE TASKS TO MEET DEADLINES.
Prior MTF coding experience desirable.
MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF IMMUNIZATIONS.
A SECURITY CLEARANCE (US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED) MUST BE OBTAINED PRIOR TO STARTING THE POSITION.
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