Responsible for the accurate and timely coding and abstracting of patient records using the ICD-9-CM and CPT classification systems.
Ensures optimal reimbursement by applying all coding guidelines in the sequencing and assignment of codes.
Interacts with providers to facilitate modifications to clinical documentation through the query process.
High school diploma or GED
with a coding credential or high school diploma or GED with at
least 3 years of coding experience in acute care setting required.
Associates degree in Health Information Technology (RHIT) or Bachelors in Health Information Technology (RHIA) preferred.
Strong background in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology with working knowledge and skill in ICD-9-CM and CPT-coding principles preferred.
Experience with a computerized encoder/grouper, computerized abstracting, MediTech and word processing preferred. Understanding of and ability to utilize a variety of coding reference material such as coding clinics, physician desk reference, and on line resources. Ability to use MediTech, personal computer, fax machine, telephone and photocopy machine.
Ability to organize, to prioritize workload, to
work independently and efficiently.
Ability to promote strong team work.
Actively contributes to the morale and teamwork of the staff and facility always presenting a positive attitude and patient minded vision with patient satisfaction as the continuing goal