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Medical Coding Spec II-61920
COLUMBUS GA 31906
Category: Other
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Job code: lhw-e0-90672617

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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Medical Coding Spec II-61920
Job Summary:
Under general supervision and according to established procedures, assign diagnostic codes to health information records. Evaluate medical records to ensure completeness, accuracy, and compliance with the International Classification of Diseases Manual - Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM) and the American Medical Associations Current Procedural Termination (CPT) Manual. Code charts under the ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM and CPT.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:


* Review outpatient records and interpret documentation to identify all diagnoses and procedures; applying knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology. Assigns proper ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM and CPT diagnosis and procedure codes in accordance with Official Coding Guidelines.

* Code outpatient surgery/invasive procedure charts consistently according to the national gold standard utilizing the 3M CRS grouper for proper APC assignments, correct modifier usage, etc.

* Contact the physician and/or staff when necessary to gain additional information or clarify documentation discrepancies.

* Maintain the Outpatient Discharged Not Final Billed (DNFB) report on a regular basis; ensure accounts do not remain un-finalized past payer specific billing guidelines.

* Assess the adequacy of medical record documentation to ensure it supports all reportable diagnoses and procedures.

* Communicate daily to appropriate persons regarding any issues or concerns pertaining to coding, abstracting, or billing.

* Notify the appropriate manager if a medical chart is not available within forty-eight hours of discharge.

* Assist in the development, review, and assessment of departmental goals and objectives.

* Maintain an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of current trends and widely accepted practices related to Health Information Management; pursue professional growth and development opportunities.

* Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education:


* High School Diploma or completion of GED equivalent. Associates degree in health information technology or related field with a focus in medical terminology and ICD coding is preferred.
Minimum Experience:


* Two (2) years of medical coding experience.
Certification / Licensure(s):


* Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC)/(CPC-H) through AAPC.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



* Knowledge of medical terminology and hospital medicine.

* Knowledge of patient charging codes and standards.

* Knowledge and understanding of CPT and ICD-9/ICD-10 coding.

* Knowledge of Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

* Multitasking skills and the ability to manage more than one patient simultaneously.

* Organizational skills and the ability to plan work based on priorities.

* Problem solving skills and the ability to apply analytical skills.

* Time management skills and the ability to plan and prioritize task.

* General office skills and the ability to function comfortably in a high pace office setting.

* Interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with physicians, patients, and coworkers effectively.

* Good customer service skills and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and compassion.

* Analytical skills and the ability to be detail oriented.

* Good communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing accurate information.


**Job:** **Physician Services*

**Organization:** **St. Francis Physicians*


**Title:** *Medical Coding Spec II-61920*

**Location:** *Georgia-Columbus*

**Requisition ID:** *7473-4162*

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