Location: Bishop, CA
Duration: 3+ Months
- 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
- 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.