Outpatient Coder - Health Information Managment

Description

JOB SUMMARY
  • Reviews medical record documentation and diagnostic results to assign appropriate ICD-10-CM/PCS and HCPCS codes for billing, internal and external reporting, and compliance with the Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, payer regulations, and hospital policy. Responsible for coding and abstracting outpatient medical records, to include but not limited to, simple ambulatory surgery, endoscopic, emergency center, clinic, and diagnostic medical records. Queries physicians to resolve incomplete or conflicting information to ensure compliant coding and billing practices. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by AHIMA.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Adheres to the hospital and departmental attendance and punctuality guidelines
  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs)
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
WORKING CONDITIONS
  • General environment: Works in a well-lighted, air-conditioned area, with moderate noise levels.
  • May be required to change from one task to another of different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.
  • May be scheduled as needed including overtime


Qualifications

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • High School Diploma or GED and 4 years directly related experience (Required) OR 2 year / Associate Degree in Health Information Management or related medical degree
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • 1 year ICD-9, ICD-10, and HCPCS coding preferably in a hospital setting. (Required)
  • 1 year Experience calculating APC and other payer reimbursement methodologies. (Preferred)
  • 1 year Broad knowledge of medical terminology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. (Required)
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSURES
  • Preferred Certifications/Licensures: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
GENERAL SKILLS
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer Relations
  • Mathematical
  • Analytical
  • Grammar/Spelling
  • Read/Comprehend Written Instructions
  • Follow Verbal Instructions
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • General Clerical Skills
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
  • Have near normal vision - Clarity of vision (both near and far), ability to distinguish colors
  • Ability to perform - repetitive tasks/motion
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Standing - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Walking - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Sitting - Continuously within shift (67-100%)
  • Bending/Stooping - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Twist at waist - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)
  • Reaching above shoulder - Occasionally within shift (1-33%)