High School Diploma or GED
T he Coding Specialist codes disease indices from medical records; assigns DRGs/APC’s; completes abstracts for patient data; and works with all medical records regarding coding diagnoses and procedures, establishing principal/primary diagnoses. He/She is responsible for coding and abstracting medical records.
The Coding Specialist must be accurate in performing detailed work – often under stress and with frequent interruptions; must have the ability to work with a computer terminal; must understand the principles of coding and sequencing of diagnoses. He/She must be able to communicate effectively with physicians in relation to alignment of diagnosis codes and validation in the chart of these codes.
Commitment to SRHS Mission
This individual must be forthcoming, honest and cooperative in departmental matters involving self or others, and must promote the SRHS mission of "world class healthcare and wellness." He/She must understand that the SRHS Corporate Compliance Program places the burden of proof on the provider to show that there was no intent to commit fraud.
Minimum Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Completed course work in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, disease processes, ICD-9/10-CM coding, and/or CPT coding.
Preferred Education: Associate's degree as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and/or Bachelor's degree as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
Certified (or certified within one year of employment) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a:
- CCS: Certified Coding Specialist,
- CPC: Certified Professional Coder, or
- CPC-H: Certified Professional Coder-Hospital
Once certified, employee must complete all requirements (including continuing education) to maintain certification.
Prefer one (1) year of healthcare-related work experience or one (1) year of related coding experience directly applying codes.
Inpatient or Outpatient Coding Manager
The person in this position must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time; must be able to move about the office, building, or other facilities within the SRHS service area when necessary. Work requires the use of hands and arms with manual dexterity to operate office equipment such as computer keyboard. The person in this position must have the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus, i.e. shift gaze from viewing a computer monitor to forms that are closer to compare data at close vision.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology and medical terminology required; knowledge of DRGs/APC’s required. Successfully complete HIM Coding Test within 90 days of employment.
Must demonstrate the ability to enter data using a standard computer keyboard and 10-character keypad.
Singing River Health System - 12 months ago