Reports to department management. Under general supervision, the Hospital Medical Coder I is responsible for the collection of relevant, pertinent, accurate and timely profile data configured and/or abstracted from the hospital's outpatient clinics, therapies, and ancillary records. May code Emergency Department records as needed/requested by management. This includes effective use of relevant coding systems as well as recognizing what data can be abstracted, presented and interpreted for effective use throughout the hospital network. Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Training Minimum: CPCH or CPC with 6 months outpatient coding experience to include diagnosis and non-surgical/surgical procedures, RHIT, or CCS. May consider completion of anatomy & physiology, disease processes, and coding courses through an AHIMA approved program. Knowledge of CPT procedure code modifier use, E & M leveling and outpatient groupers preferred.