The Coder III uses the, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and CPT-4 coding methodology and the 3M 360 Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) System to accurately code all paper and electronic medical records (HPF and CERNER). The paper and electronic medical record needs to be coded and abstracted promptly and accurately.
DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC DUTIES:
Sitting for long periods; walking to and from clinics; intermittent walking to and from printer/fax and desk.
X Handles multiple priorities X Makes decisions under pressure
X Independent discretion/decision making X Manages anger/fear/hostility
X Manages stress appropriately X Works alone effectively
X Works in close proximity to others or in a distracting environment
X Works with others effectively
95% Accuracy Rate for Complex Acute Inpatient, Trauma Cases, Cardiac, Thoracic, Neurosurgery, and NICU.
Codes Inpatient, using the electronic medical records systems according to Tenet productivity standard per coding type.
Revenue Cycle Process for an average < 2.00 DNFC.
After review, makes the appropriate determination of placing cases on â��HOLDâ�� based on documentation & coding guidelines with an average 98% accuracy/appropriateness rate.
Performs the Query process effectively, making appropriate effort to work closely with physicians timely for clarification, following-up on pending cases, and making the appropriate annotations in the system.
Knowledgeable in using coding reference materials, to include Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant, AHIMA, Coding Alerts, Tenet Coding Policies and other reference material on Coding Compliance Share Point.
Ensures compliance with the Coding Queue process whereby charts in the high dollar Queues are coded first, with the oldest accounts coded first and when coding from the low dollar Queues that the oldest accounts are coded first. Ensures that under no reason should more current or recent dated charts be coded first when there are accounts from prior days in the Queues, unless you are in the high dollar Queues. Ensures that under no circumstance are charts selected for coding.
Required: AA Degree
5 years coding experience
Minimum Education: CCS Certification, Associates Degree or Bachelorâ��s degree
Certifications: RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, or CIC
Job: Medical Records
Primary Location: Palm Springs, California
Facility: Desert Regional Medical Center
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
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