This is an entry-level clinical coding position for coding specialists without coding experience.Coding specialists analyze clinical documentation; assign appropriate diagnosis, procedure, and, in some cases, levels of service codes; and abstract the codes and other clinical data. This information is then used to determine reimbursement levels, assess quality of care, study patterns of illness and injuries, compare healthcare data between facilities and between physicians, and meet regulatory and payer reporting requirements. Coding specialists also resolve clinical documentation and charge capture discrepancies, and provide feedback to providers on the quality of their documentation and charging.
This position will be 100% remote but will at times need to be on site for training and meetings.
Code and abstract clinical and demographic data for inpatient, outpatient, or clinic encounters using standardized coding regulations, abstracting rules, and Fairview guidelines.
Identify and resolve clinical documentation and charge capture discrepancies to improve quality of the clinical documentation, severity and reimbursement levels assigned, integrity of charges data reported.
Educate multidisciplinary team members, including physicians, as it pertains to frequently changing mandated rules, regulations and guidelines to ensure a complaint claim.
Meet departmental quality and productivity standards.
Demonstrates ability to provide care or service adjusting approaches to reflect developmental level and cultural differences of population served.
Knowledge of ICD10 and CPT and related coding/abstracting rules and guidelines.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology.
Knowledge of relationship of disease management, medications and ancillary test results on diagnoses assigned.
Proficiency with computer systems, including electronic health record.
Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Certificate program in coding or associate degree in HIM or a certificate with 1-3 years of healthcare experience (MA, HUC, Revenue Cycle).
One of the following must be obtained within 2 years of hire:
Inpatient Coding: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician, (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
Outpatient or Professional Fee Coding: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) , Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coding Specialist Professional (CCS-P), Certified Professional Coder - Hospital (CPC-H)
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