Worst Coding Position in My Career
Dual ICD-9/ICD-10 coder (Former Employee) – Lutz, FL – May 7, 2014
My tenure at Peak lasted approximately six weeks. I was inadequately trained. Most, if not all, of the training materials I was supplied with had at least one error or discrepancy. I had to learn the GE Obstetrics/Newborn EMR software on my own. I never received any information on their auditing process prior to my first audit. When I reviewed the results of my first audit I discovered that, in my opinion, they do not strictly follow official coding guidelines. Although hired as a dual ICD-9/ICD-10 coder, I received absolutely no feedback on my I-10 coding. They do not subscribe to Coding Clinic. The encoder, admittedly supplied by the client hospital chain, was defective. It was one problem after another. A red flag was raised when I noticed one of the answers to their pre-employment coding test was incorrect. I chose to overlook that problem. Now, I wish I had.
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