Vail Valley Medical Center - Edwards, CO

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Responsible for accurate coding of outpatient, inpatient and emergency service diagnoses and conditions, working from the appropriate documentation in the health record of the patient. Classification systems include ICD-9-CM and CPT. Consults with physician for appropriate coding of difficult cases. Assist Patient Accounts staff with problem accounts requiring research into the medical record. Responsible for submission of CHA Discharge Data via CHART program. All work is carried out in accordance with the department’s approved policies and procedures. Trained and one year experience in ICD-9-CM and CPT coding. Ability to communicate effectively when writing or speaking. Well organized, dependable and flexible. Able to use patience and tact when dealing with staff and physicians. A thorough background and knowledge of medical terminology, DRG assignment and impact of accurate assignment of codes. Ability to process information and make decisions regarding assignment of codes. Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks. Certified Coding Specialist desirable.
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