This position assigns, per coding guidelines, the current version of ICD diagnosis and procedure codes and CPT-4 procedure codes for Observation, Same Day Surgery, Emergency Department, Urgent Care and/or Ancillary medical records. Completes coding for all accounts on a timely basis within the four day bill hold time frame. Follows up on all accounts needing coding queries or documentation completion by clinicians or medical staff. Demonstrates coding competencies with quality of coding and daily output of volume consistent with department productivity standards.
Associates degree in Health Information Management or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience. (Required)
Requires minimum of 3 years coding experience or is proficient coding two or more of the following visit types (Observation, Same Day Surgery, Urgent Care, and Emergency Department). (Required)
Experience with utilizing the 3M encoder software system and electronic abstracting system. (Preferred)
Experience in assigning CPT Evaluation and Management codes for physician and facility services. (Preferred)
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification by AHIMA, or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification by AAPC. (Required)
Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word. (Required)
Ability to apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology, diagnosis and procedural terms to assign the current version of ICD diagnosis and procedure codes and CPT-4 procedure codes. (Required)