Category: Administrative/ Clerical Schedule:
Facility: Nashoba Valley Medical Center Shift: Flexible hours
Department: NVS Medical Records/HIM Hours: Varied Schedule
Req Number: 42619 Union: Yes
Job Details: Certification is required.

Nashoba Valley Medical Center has an opening for a FT Coder (32 hours per week).


Job Responsibilities: Ensures that records are coded in an accurate and timely manner. Ensures that records are coded within 3 days of the encounter, excluding weekends and holidays. Reviews chart thoroughly to ascertain all diagnoses/procedures. Contacts responsible physician in a professional, tactful manner, if diagnosis is not available on chart. Coder's diagnoses and procedures on clinical summary agree with physician's preference. Refers chart to supervisor, if there is a question regarding the diagnoses/codes. Utilizes Meditech computerized coding/abstracting equipment and 3M. Codes all diagnoses/procedures in accordance to ICD-10, CPT AND HCPC and Coding Guidelines. Meets quality standards of having 95% of principal diagnoses and procedures appropriately and/or correctly coded. Maintains 99% rate of information correctly abstracted. Reviews coding clinic during coding process. Ensures data quality and optimum reimbursement allowable under the federal and state payment systems.

Qualifications: RHIT, RHIA or CCS certified preferred, prior exp required, Meditech and 3M experience required; Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred


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