Assigns appropriate ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes to home health records, calculates the appropriate HHRG's. Abstracts inpatient and applicable outpatient data from the medical record and enters information into Meditech computer system ensuring optimal reimbursement, timely cash flow and accurate databases. Participates in continuous quality improvement activities and educational experiences in support of departmental philosophy and objectives, as well as Health System initiatives.
At least two years experience working with a home health agency and at least one year of home health coding experience. Completion of AHIMA approved coding program or class preferred.
Home Care coding specialist (HCS-D) or Board Certified Home Health Coder (BCHH-C) preferred.
Knowledge of ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM diagnoses and procedures required. Knowledge of OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) preferred. Excellent computer and keyboarding skills required. Effective organizational, analytical, problem solving and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work independently in an environment with minimal instructions. Successful completion of annual job specific competencies and skill verification tools required.