Under general supervision, analyzes patient health records and applies the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes for financial reimbursement purposes. Reviews patient health records and assigns and sequences diagnosis codes (ICD-9-CM and ICD-10) and/or procedure codes (ICD-9-CM and ICD-10), in accordance with official coding guidelines, and state and federal regulations for Homecare. Abstracts pertinent information from patient records according to local, state, and federal requirements. Learns and applies official coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements. Learns and applies Medicare guidelines specific to Homecare. Performs data entry function to assure timely billing of accounts, meeting department performance expectations for coding quality and productivity.
High School diploma or GED required. Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management or other Allied Health Program preferred. Must possess knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10 normally acquired through college curriculum. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must possess analytical skills to identify problem issues and must be able to problem solve. Must develop Homecare specific coding abilities. Must be able to work flexible hours and days as needed by department management. Must be eligible to sit for AHCC (Associate of Homecare Coding and Compliance) and MSCC (Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance) credentialing exam and is required to obtain certification within six months in this position.