Education: High school education with skill in using office machines (computer, copy machine, calculator, microfilming equipment, etc.) Coding certification from an accredited school.
Training and Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience coding health records; must be capable of following verbal or written instructions. . Will participate in ongoing education through workshops, in-service programs, and updates from AFMC.
Medical Billing and ICD-9 and CPT coding experience preferred.
? Must be computer literate.
? Excellent customer service/interpersonal communication skills.
? Detail oriented.
Job Knowledge: Must be familiar with medical terminology, able to follow basic coding guidelines with the ability to identify proper diagnostic and procedural phrases utilized by healthcare provider. Should have knowledge of anatomy and physiology of human body in order to obtain proper ICD-9 and CPT codes. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association. Must be able to communicate verbally and in written format with the Medical Staff, review organizations, managers and others as required.
Assigns appropriate diagnostic code to patient charts and reports as assigned.
Should have the ability to work under pressure and in conditions of frequent interruptions. Associate needs considerable initiative and judgment involved in collecting and analyzing medical record data. Works under the supervision of the Clinic Manager performing duties in an area where procedures are standardized, but where frequent independent decisions are required.