Medical Coder
Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Michigan - Oak Park, MI

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Diversity/Individuality: Respect the differences of people
and the individual who brings particular viewpoint to enhance that of the
greater whole.
Expertise: By virtue of credential, training, education, profession, publication or experience,
believed to have special knowledge of a subject beyond that of the average
person, sufficient that others may rely upon the individual's opinion.
Accountability: Acknowledgment and assumption of
responsibility for
actions and decisions with the obligation to report, explain and be
answerable for resulting consequences.
Optimism: Expects the best possible outcome
from any given situation; a yes attitude.
Compassion/Respect: Virtue of
empathy for the suffering of
others and active desire to
alleviate another's suffering by giving a positive feeling of esteem within
actions and conduct.
Fiscal Responsibility: Having an obligation to or being
accountable for the finances,
spending no more than we earn and investing in the development of the

Summary of Functions:
Maintains medical supply/lab
inventory and distributes medical and lab supplies; reconciles invoices
and completes supply approvals.
the process for correcting errors and participates in training clinicians
on coding as necessary.
Maintains and updates documentation of same.
clinical documentation created by professional visiting
staff daily to comply with operational workflow procedures. This includes
the Plan of Care (485), Interim Orders, in some cases the actual Oasis
Assessment, and any electronic documentation that is created by field
staff. (Including face to face documentation).
Promotes and maintains a positive
working relationship with clinicians and staff.

Minimum Education and

years prior experience as coder in home care or healthcare agency
years experience in inventory and distribution of medical supplies in a
home care or acute care setting

Minimum Requirements:
as medical coder through American Health Information Management
Association (AHIMA) or American
Academy of
professional coders (AAPC)
All (bold) functions above