Coder I
Anthelio - United States

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Position Summary:
Under general supervision, assigns diagnostic and procedural codes to patient charts of moderate to high complexity levels using ICD-9-CM and CPT, HCPCS and any other designated coding classification system in accordance with coding rules and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Functions 
Reviews medical records for the determination and accurate assignment of all documented diagnoses and procedures. 
Assigns and sequence codes based on medical record documentation. 
Assigns appropriate discharge disposition. 
Abstracts and enters coded data and designated quality management data for hospital statistical and reporting requirements. 
Communicates documentation improvement opportunities and coding issues (i.e., discrepancies, physician queries, etc.) to the appropriate personnel for follow up and resolution.
Other Duties and Responsibilities 
May perform other duties as necessary to meet company and department objectives
Education, Experience and Licensure: 
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or 
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or 
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist – Payer (CCS-P), and 
Minimum one year technical coding experience that includes all types of inpatient and/or outpatient cases 
Experience in computerized encoding and abstracting in a Windows-based environment.

Skills & Requirements: 
Strong analytical skills necessary to choose appropriate codes for moderate to complex cases
while ensuring optimal hospital reimbursement, and to assist with the review of clinical
information as requested. 
Interpersonal communication skills to function as a coding resource to internal and external
customers, function as a resource to entry-level coders, and interact with physicians
regarding medical record information 
Must protect and maintain the confidentiality of patient information and handle with
discretion and integrity.