Healthcare Certified Coder Consultant

posted on August 23, 2017

Job Description

Location: Bishop, CA

Duration: 3+ Months

Description:

  • Current AHIMA or AAPC Certification Required (CPC, CCS-P) Outpatient Coding Experience Required with Experience in ED and Observation Coding Responsible for assignment of accurate E&M, ICD-10, CPT codes and modifiers from medical record documentation.
  • Identifies and abstracts information from medical records (paper or electronic)
  • Works within GE Centricity and McKesson Paragon/One Content, including 3M Follows established query process to clarify documentation to support coding assignments
  • Maintains productivity and accuracy requirements as outlined
  • Reviews medical records and performs coding on all diagnoses, procedures, (both medical and surgical) for correct DRG assignment.
  • Uses the most accurate codes for reimbursement purposes, research, epidemiology, statistical analysis outcomes, financial and strategic planning, evaluation of quality of care, and communication to support the patient’s treatment.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of patient records and procedures.
  • Holding a senior coding position, assumes primary responsibility for DRG validation/accuracy, primary role in assisting medical staff members with improving quality of documentation, and serves as a mentor to the Coder Trainee and Coder I.
  • Participates in chart review projects as assigned and other duties as needed.
  • The Certified Coder reports to the HIM Manager

Required Skills:

  • Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management, AND two (2) years of medical/surgical coding experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required.
  • If no CCS applicant, will consider a Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P), Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H) and/or a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with the understanding they will sit for the CCS exam within the 1st year of employment.

 

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