- High School Diploma or GED along with additional training/co
- Certification Required
Position Summary: Codes and abstracts inpatient medical records of all types and following a rigorous review of the clinical documentation, abstracts and assigns appropriate ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets and assigns the correct APR DRG into the hospital information system. May also code other work types as assigned by Coding Manager.
Education: High school diploma or GED is required. Completion of a Coding Certificate Program is required, completion of college level classes in Anatomy, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology.
Licensure/Certifications: At least one of the following: CCS (Certified Coding Specialist), CPC, RHIA, or RHIT is required.
Experience: In addition, 5 years hospital coding experience which includes coding of inpatient records or a combination of inpatient and outpatient records using both ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 is preferred. Demonstration of skills through completion of a hospital-administered advanced coding test with a satisfactory score.
Skills: PC experience; ability to use computer terminals for prolonged periods to enter data. Ability to work under time and productivity constraints. Ability to work with frequent distractions/interruptions. Ability to read records and handwriting of differing levels of legibility for prolonged periods. Attention to detail. Good organizational skills. Ability to sit for prolonged periods. Good public relations and communication skills. Good judgement when dealing with others.
*May be required to work additional hours or varying shifts to meet the operational needs of the department.
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