Work Schedule/Days: Day / Monday to Friday
Employment Type: Fulltime
Location: Support I
Provides accurate and timely assignment of appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes on the medical records for the purpose of collecting and indexing quality health information for routine patient types (outpatient diagnostic, outpatient physician practice/clinic, and/or emergency room encounters).
• Associate Degree in Health Information Technology
• One of the following: Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist- Physician-based (CCS-P), Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Professional Coder-Hospital Outpatient (CPC-H)
- 1 year of experience in hospital and/or physician practice outpatient coding
- Associate's degree in Health Information Management or related field
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*
•Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, coding guidelines, and computers
•Proven detail orientation and good problem-solving related to coding
- Reviews the medical record, super bill, and/or charge sheet to identify the diagnoses and procedures and assigns ICD-10-CM codes to routine patient types.
- Identifies and assigns CPT-4 codes to all outpatient procedures.
- Abstracts diagnostic and procedural codes and other pertinent data into the network system as defined in policy and procedures.
- Reviews/monitors assigned work queues, physician notes reports, and missing documentation encounters and codes and abstracts any accounts that were missed.
- Provides information on specific problem accounts to the Coding Supervisor.
- Partners with the Coding Supervisor, Physician, and Practice Manager to identify and resolve documentation opportunities.
Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.
Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids
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Function: Revenue Cycle - Coding