Responsible for supervision of out-patient coders and ascertains that their coding is of high quality through periodic audits. Conducts one on one in-service with out-patient coders on a continual basis. Keeps coders informed of latest information received pertaining to coding. Responsible for actual coding and abstracting of all inpatient, observation, transitional care and swing bed medical records according to ICD-9-CM and CPT guidelines. Responsible for following coding policies and procedures as outlined in the medical information departmental manual as well as AFMC standards. Responsible for meeting professional practice production standards for ICD-9-CM and CPT coding. Responsible for assigning final DRG for billing and maintaining bill hold at 5 days or less. Responsible for audit retrieval of Indicators for Infection Control, Surgery/Blood Review and other peer review indicators as established through Quality
Services/or hospital wide performance improvement plan. Responsible for actual coding and abstracting of outpatient records in the absence of coders. Responsible for interaction with MD DRG consultant when one is being utilized by CRMC. Serves as Assistant Director in the absence of Director and assumes management responsibilities. Compiles specialized MediTech Reports when requested by director and hospital staff.