Accurately assigns and sequences ICD-10-CM diagnosis, ICD-10-PCS procedural codes and/or CPT E&M and procedural codes to inpatient and outpatient records for use in reimbursement and data collection.
High school graduate or GED equivalent.Graduate from accredited school of Health Information Technology or Management preferred.Graduate of AHIMA Coding Education program or equivalent required.Graduate of Vail Valley Medical Center's coding apprentice program.
Equivalent work experience in coding if not in possession of RHIT or CCS. RHIT, RHIA, or CCS preferred.
Practical working knowledge on the use of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition; Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM); International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Procedural Coding System (ICD-10-PCS), Current Procedural Terminology-4th Edition (CPT); and Evaluation and Management Codes (E&M).Thorough knowledge of the coding requirements as defined by Coding Clinic,CPT Assistant and other professionally accepted coding guidelines.Working knowledge of APCs, MS-DRGs and other third party reimbursement mandates and practices.Fluent use of medical/ healthcare terminology.Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision are required.Ability to search resources and/or Internet to locate clinical information required to make appropriate coding judgments.