Coding Technician
Coding Technician Medical Records Slidell Memorial Hospital - Slidell, LA

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Coding Technician - Under general supervision of the Coding Team Leader, performs functions associated with coding, abstracting and the revenue cycle. Reviews patient records for appropriate documentation, accurately assigns ICD-9-CM codes for diagnoses and procedures and CPT codes for procedures on applicable records. Enters and or verifies abstract data elements. Meets productivity and quality standards for coding and abstracting. Applies knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, disease processes and national coding guidelines when assigning codes. Utilizes the computerized encoder and abstracting system correctly and efficiently, including all available reference material. Creates and or modifies abstract system reports. Completes and/or distributes various reports. Monitors error logs and takes corrective action. Required: Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, disease processes, national coding guidelines, common drugs and indication of usage. Knowledge of prospective payment systems ( DRG/APC groupings) and ancillary testing (laboratory, x-ray, ekg, etc). Basic knowledge of computers including Excel and Word programs. Good written and verbal communication skills. High School Diploma or equivalency. Completion of basic ICD-9-CM and CPT coding course. 4 years of ICD-9-CM Medicare coding experience in an acute care hospital. Preferred: CCS, RHIT, RHIA
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