The purpose of this position is to assign ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes with the appropriate DRG assignment for inpatient encounters, ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes, CPT-4 procedure codes, and APC assignment for outpatient encounters. This is to ensure a valid database used for research, reporting, quality improvement activities, reduce days not final billed (DNFB), and appropriate reimbursement.
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- Codes inpatient records accurately utilizing ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes, correctly assigns the Present on Admission (POA) indicator, and assigns appropriate DRG
- Codes outpatient records accurately utilizing ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes and CPT procedure codes, including CPT modifiers to assign the appropriate APC(s) and adheres to NCCI edits
- Abstracts all patient records according to the facility’s specific abstracting guidelines and assignment of appropriate discharge disposition assignment
- Completes reporting such as productivity and CC (complication and comorbidity) tracking
- Utilizes official coding guidelines and resources as required: Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM, Faye Brown Coding Handbook, UHDDS guidelines for sequencing, pharmacology reference, medical dictionary, CMS directives and bulletins, Fiscal intermediary communications, CPT Assistant, Coding Clinic for HCPCS, Utilizes 3M HIM coding software and references appropriately
- Updates knowledge and skills by reviewing quarterly Coding Clinic and completing semi-annual quiz, attending Intermountain coder training as required, and reviewing coding newsletters
- Reports inaccuracies found in coding software to HIM coding supervisor, reports any potential unethical and/or fraudulent activity per compliance policy, adheres to all HIM coding and compliance policies, and reports inaccuracy/inconsistencies in coding practices to the HIM coding supervisor
- Interacts with other departmental personnel and works effectively in achieving department tasks and goals; interacts and communicates effectively with Medical Staff
- Meets facility productivity and quality standards for all coding types assigned
- Demonstrated completion of a coding program or one year hospital coding experience or a current AHIMA’s credential as a Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
- Experience or formal training in medical terminology
- Demonstrated understanding of anatomy and physiology
- Experience in general computer skills and knowledge
- Experience in providing effective written and verbal communications
- Hearing / Listening, Manual Dexterity, Seeing, Speaking
- Experience or formal training in Pathophysiology
- Experience in 3M coding and abstracting software
- RHIT, RHIA or eligible
All positions subject to close without notice
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