MEDICAL RECORDS CODER 2 - Charlton
Location: Methodist Charlton Medical Center
Department: Health Information Management
Methodist Charlton Medical Center is seeking an experienced InPatient Medical Records Coder Level II to join its HIM Team.
**A minimum of 1 year hospital inpatient coding experience is needed for this position***
Category A: Employee with no patient care impact.
Job Purpose: The Coder II classifies and abstracts inpatients / outpatient diagnoses and procedures which are assigned appropriate ICD-9-CM and/or CPT codes for optimal reimbursement. Establishes an accurate database for casemix indices and for statistical reporting and trend analysis. The Coder II is proficient in coding DRG based records as well as all other payors.
Supports the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of Methodist Health System.
Age Specific Care Considerations
Licenses and/or Certifications (Required and Preferred)
Related Work Experience and Other Skills
- RHIA or RHIT is strongly preferred, or
- Certified Coding Specialist preferred
- High school Diploma or Equivalent required
Able to develop and maintain good working relationships with all levels of staff, patients and family members
Able to professionally and effectively communicate (orally and in writing).
Anatomy and Physiology with a minimum of 1 coding internship
Coding experience in an acute care setting using an encoder preferred
Coding training required
Work Experience: 1 Year work experience
Department Specific Competencies (Clinical Only)
MEDICAL RECORDS CODER 2 20650-0334 Proficiency Level
Abstracts pertinent information into mainframe database for reimbursement, management, reporting and medical staff credentialling. -
Coordinates the billing process through interactions with medical staff physicians, Medical staff office personnel, business office and health information management staff. -
Expands job related knowledge and skills to improve performance and adjust to changes or process improvement recommendation. -
Follows day surgery/wound care and observation guidelines, references and standards to contribute to the efficiency and productivity performance of the coding area. -
Follows emergency room record guidelines, reference and standards to contribute to the efficiency and productivity performance of the coding area. -
Follows inpatient guidelines, reference and standards to contribute to the efficiency and productivity performance of the coding area. -
Identifies principal and secondary diagnosis and procedure codes on inpatients, ambulatory care, emergency room and ancillary outpatient records. -
Interact with Coder III in substantiating appropriate DRG code assignment. -
z-Other duties as assigned. -
Methodist Health System - 20 months ago
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