Coding Specialist II
Children's Hospital & Health System - Milwaukee, WI

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The Coding Specialist II conducts final review of inpatient and/or outpatient medical records to determine and assign accurate and relevant diagnostic and procedural ICD-9 and/or CPT codes, abstracts correct and pertinent patient visit information and inputs this data into the hospital's computer systems in order to ensure timely and optimal hospital reimbursement and access to the data for internal and external reporting purposes.

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and/or CCS or CCA certification credentialing required or eligibility within 12 months of hire as defined by AHIMA. Required within 12 months of hire.

Requires advanced knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and disease processes as demonstrated by successful completion of an accredited course.

Requires knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT classification systems as well as the ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.

Requires a minimum of six months to one year related medical record coding experience and knowledge of DRG assignment and reimbursement regulations as acquired in an acute care environment.