Assign ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 codes to outpatient (OP)/emergency department (ED) medical records and captures charges for emergency department records. Adheres to official coding guidelines when coding with accuracy and completeness as supported by documentation. Interact with physicians and other areas when additional coding information is needed. Appropriately utilizes encoder and coding references.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Minimum Required: High School Diploma/GED. Completion of courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology. One (1) year experience in Health Information Management department, healthcare industry or healthcare setting.
Preferred: Knowledge of ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 coding.
Minimum Required: Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
Effective 06.18.2018, current incumbents in the position have three (3) years to meet the criteria of the Outpatient Coder position to remain eligible in the role.
Incoming new candidates who are eligible for one of the certifications listed above will have twelve (12) months from the date of hire to obtain certification and to remain eligible in the role.