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Department: Health Information Mgt
Schedule: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Hours:
Job Details:
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
  • Works under the supervision of the Coding and Reimbursement Supervisor. The primary job functions of the HIM Coder Level I are to assign correct ICD-9-CM and CPT codes to established diagnoses and procedures to outpatient (emergency room, same-day surgery, interventional radiology, observation and/or Urgent Care Center) and/or inpatient records. Must be able to audit OP and IP records for charging accuracy. Adds or deletes charges for optimal reimbursement as well as compliance following coding and governmental guidelines. The level one coder has mastered a maximum of 2 work types. Performs other duties as assigned.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

     

    A. Education

    GED/High School Diploma required. Successful completion of medical terminology course required. Successful completion of an anatomy and physiology course preferred or willingness to enroll within the first 90 days of employment. Successful completion of a formal coding training program preferred or must enroll within the first 90 days of employment with successful completion within 3 years.

     

    B. Licensure

    RHIT, CCS or CCA certification preferred.

     

    C. Experience

    Previous coding experience preferred.

     

    D. Interpersonal Skills

    Must be able to gather and exchange information with physicians, nurses, and other hospital personnel as well as outside agencies (CMS).

     

    E. Essential Technical/Motor Skills

    Above average computer skills with the ability to type in order to input information into a computer.

     

    F. Essential Physical Requirements

    Ability to lift, push, carry, and file charts. Ability to sit and data entry for long periods of time.

     

    G. Essential Mental Requirements

    Ability to understand written and verbal directions in order to analyze a patient’s medical record. Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail for an exceptional period of work time when reviewing and analyzing records.

     

    H. Essential Sensory Requirements

    Ability to see, interpret and read medical information.

     

    I. Exposure to Hazards

    None.

     



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