Job Description

Medical Record Coder is responsible for timely review of patient records in order to identify an appropriate selection of codes, which will accurately reflect the reason for admission, extent of care received, and level of severity of illness. Coder is further responsible for insuring that all data elements required for federal and state reporting are collected and included in the patient’s demographic record.



Qualifications

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

A. EDUCATION:
Graduation from an accredited HIM program, OR CCS (CPC) certification.

B. EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of Seven years ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding experience in acute care facility or strong coding exam performance. Proficient in ICD-10 coding. Requires strong verbal skills in interpersonal situations.

2. CAREER PATH

Advancement into positions in the department that may require technical, or advanced educational training.

3. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Age legend is not applicable. This position has no responsibility for the assessment, treatment, or care of patients. However, the ability to communicate and interact with patients of all ages is required.

4. AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT

I. Essential Duties:
This position requires knowledge of hospital and departmental policies and procedures. The ability to retrieve, communicate or otherwise present information in written, auditory, or visual fashion is essential. The methods used to express or exchange ideas are by spoken or written word. Written, telephone and manual dexterity skills are also required.

II. Physical Requirements:
This position requires prolonged periods of sitting with a light amount of physical work, with maximum lifting of 20 pounds, carrying and filing of medical records and documents weighing up to 10 pounds. Filing records requires reaching, pulling, pushing, bending, and stooping.

III. Working Conditions:
This individual spends almost 100% of his/her time in an air-conditioned building. The potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens, body fluids, or potentially infectious material is minimal to none.

IV. General Education Development:
This position requires reasoning, mathematical, and language skills at the levels listed below:

LEVEL
6 Professional school, college masters, or more
5 College level, 4-5 years
4 High school, plus some college or technical training
3 High school education
2 Eighth to tenth grade education
1 Below an eighth grade education
Reasoning: 4
Mathematics: 4
Language: 4

V. Personal Protective Equipment:
This position has minimal to no exposure to blood borne pathogens and therefore requires no personal protective equipment. Video Display Terminal screen protectors are available upon request.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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