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H.I.M. Coder, Certified
Department: Health Information Management
Shift: 80 Hrs/pp 8am-4:30pm Day shift
Job Details: - High school diploma or equivalent is required
- Certificate Required
- 1-2 years experience is required

SUMMARY:

 

Performs diagnostic and procedural coding of all inpatient service diagnoses and conditions, working from the appropriate documentation in the health record of the patient.  Classification systems include ICD-9-CM and CPT-4, for the purpose of data collection, research, regulatory compliance and financial reimbursement in accordance with national and hospital-specific coding guidelines. Provides support for Ambulatory Surgery coding function.   Maintains applicable productivity and quality standards and performs these functions in a timely manner to facilitate effective and efficient data submission.

 

Work occasionally requires internal contacts outside the work group to exchange work-related information.  Contact with external contacts involves providing or getting factual information.  Requires normal courtesy and tact in dealing with others

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Certifications from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as either a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required.  Must have a minimum of two (2) years Inpatient coding experience in an acute care setting.  Or five (5) years experience and CCS must be obtained within one (1) year of hire.  Must be able to pass coding assessment exam unless applicant has one year of previous HCGH inpatient coding experience.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

 

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required or obtained within one (1) year of hire.  Certifications from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as either a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred. 

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