Under general supervision, reviews medical record documentation to abstract and assign diagnoses, procedures, and modifiers for statistical classification and reimbursement purposes. Performs various coding assignments under the direction of Coding Management. Provides feedback regarding documentation and coding issues. Utilizes software applications and coding references to perform coding related tasks. Additionally, assists in training, mentoring, and quality assurance of all coding levels as assigned or directed by Coding Management. Required to interact with providers and departments as needed. Demonstrates leadership and teambuilding skills. Facility Performs DRG assignment on inpatient accounts. The level 4 inpatient coder's primary task is to code inpatient accounts. Proficiency in PCS and DRG coding required. Experience with writing physician queries required. In addition to coding Inpatient accounts, the level 4 coder may also be tasked with other types of coding from level 1-3 work. Professional A Level IV coder's primary task is coding complex inpatient, observation, surgical and procedural based areas.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 1. Applies advanced knowledge of coding and compliance with a working knowledge of hospital based, teaching physician guidelines. 2. Knowledge of encoder and data abstraction software. 3. Strong knowledge of billing and reimbursement. 4. Possess good oral and written communication skills. 5. Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. 6. Able to think critically. 7. Must be capable of reading and interpreting coding guidelines and making subsequent coding decisions. 8. Knowledgeable in researching coding related topics and issues. 9. Strong oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to give professional presentations. 10. Ability to handle a fast paced environment and be a positive role model. 11. Must pass a coding proficiency pre-hire test with 85% accuracy or higher.
Education 1. Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate required.
Experience 1. Five years medical coding with multi-specialty experience or specialty certification required. 2. Two years' experience in an academic setting required. 3. Proficiency in all major specialties. 4. Strong procedural coding required. 5. Experience reviewing medical record documentation required.
Certificates, Licenses and Registration 1. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required. 2. Coding Certification by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or America Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Work Type Full time
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