The Specialty Coder is accountable for charge entry for emergency department visits and/or oncology inpatient and outpatient visits. Responsible for the assignment of physician and facility charges based on the documentation by the physician and level of services reflected in the clinical record. Responsible for the process of converting diagnoses and treatment procedures into codes using an international classification of diseases. Requires skill in the sequencing of diagnoses/procedures to optimize reimbursement. Ensures that records are coded in an accurate and timely manner.
Requirements: High School graduate or equivalent. Certified coder with 2 or more years of previous hospital experience as a Coder. CPC minimum; RHIT preferred. Knowledge of diagnoses/procedures in accordance with ICD-9-CM coding principles for physician's office and outpatient settings. Knowledge of CPT procedure coding. Experience with physician E/M coding preferred. Ability to work with physicians in a collaborative manner.
Skills: Basic computer knowledge.