- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
- 2 -3 years experience required.
The purpose of this job is to code and abstract inpatient and outpatient charts, within the required timeframe, in accordance with the official coding guidelines. A Coding, DRG assignment and abstracting accuracy rate of at least 95% should be maintained. Knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS coding principles; DRG and APC methodology; medical terminology; and, disease processes required. Must have successful completion of a coding certificate program in a program with AHIMA approval status.
Ability to communicate with physicians, HIM employees, etc., and to use all software computer systems utilized in HIM Department required. (2009)