This position assigns, per coding guidelines, the current version of ICD diagnosis and procedure codes for Inpatient medical records or outpatient Infusion accounts. Completes coding for all accounts on a timely basis within the four day bill hold time frame. This position also follows up on all accounts needing coding queries or documentation completion by clinicians or medical staff. Demonstrates coding competencies with quality of coding and meeting department productivity standards.
Associates degree in Health Information Management or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience. (Required)
Requires minimum of 3 years recent acute care hospital inpatient coding or outpatient infusion coding experience. (Required)
Experience with utilizing the 3M encoder software system and electronic abstracting system. (Preferred)
Requires Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), 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. (Required)