LifePoint Health Coder II, HIM 1.0DV in Marquette, Michigan
Applies the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual patient health information for data retrieval, analysis, and claims processing.
Assigns accurate ICD diagnosis and procedures codes, using compliant documentation in SDC, OBS, ED, and wound care. Assists with other areas as needed.
Assigns accurate CPT/HCPCS codes to records, using compliant documentation.
Applies knowledge of Coding Guidelines to select the appropriate diagnosis code.
Uses available research and reference tools to understand the disease process and diagnosis.
Interprets physician documentation within the coding guidelines and obtains clarification from physicians regarding vague or ambiguous record documentation.
Enhances coding knowledge and skills with continuing education activities as described in HIM.COD.003 policy and by reviewing pertinent literature.
Minimum Education * High school diploma or equivalent required *Years of relevant experience may be substituted for required education.
Required Skills * Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. * Must have thorough understanding of ICD-10 Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and AHA Coding Clinic; HCPCS/CPT coding systems and CPT Assistant and Coding Clinic for HCPCS guidelines; Medicare * Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), and Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC). * Has knowledge of and abides by HIM.COD policies. Certifications (one of the following) * Certified Coding Specialist (C.C.S.) required * Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H) required * Certified Coding Associate (CCA) required * Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) required * Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) required Minimum Work Experience * 2 year clerical/ data entry required * 2 year coding in acute care/ clinical preferred
Title: Coder II, HIM 1.0DV
Requisition ID: 7467-5863