The coder/abstractor reviews, analyzes, and codes diagnostic and procedural information that determines Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance payments.
The primary function of this position is to code ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT and HCPCS using the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting while insuring the highest level of confidentiality, excellent service, accuracy and timeliness.
The coding function is primary source for data and information used in health care today, and promotes provider/patient continuity, accurate database information, and the ability to optimize reimbursement.
The coder/abstractor assigns and sequences ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT/HCPCS codes to diagnoses and procedures for documented information.
Assures the final diagnoses and operative procedures as stated by the physician are valid and complete.
Abstracts all necessary information from health records to identify secondary complications and co-morbid conditions.
This specialist must have a high school diploma and be an RHIT, RHIA, CCS, or possess equivalent training/experience in coding nomenclatures/systems.
Must possess in-depth knowledge of medical and anatomical terminology, reimbursement principles, health record content, sequencing of diagnoses, and the use of coding software.
A trainee is not acceptable for this position due to the specialty knowledge base associated with coding requirement/guidelines.
A CHS pre-employment coding test must be taken with successful pass rate of 80%.
CCS is preferred but will accept candidates with prior related coding experience
Health Information Management Services
VA-Petersburg (Richmond region)
Southside Regional Medical Center
Option for remote depending upon experience
Day Shift - with rotation if needed
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