The main function of the Corporate In-Patient Coding Specialist is to provide both inpatient and some outpatient coding support to Health Information Management departments at the facility level. In-Patient Coders review patient records and assign accurate codes for each diagnosis and procedure using ICD-9-CM and CPT / HCPCS (3M coding software), as well as appropriate coding references. This individual will be required to make independent decisions regarding accurate ICD-9-CM and CPT / HCPCS codes assignments. These decisions will play a key role in determining the reimbursement potential of CHS and adherance to coding compliance regulations and corporate policies developed to ensure accurate billing.
High school diploma or GED
Required certifications include at least one of the following: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Minimum three years ongoing coding and abstracting experience in ICD-9-CM, DRGs, and CPT / HCPCS, including modifiers and APCs required
Mandatory overtime required as needed
Health Information Management Services
TX-Laredo (Southwestern Texas)
Laredo Medical Center
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