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CODER II

Job ID 14830787 Department HIM Coding Location Albuquerque, NM Date posted 09/11/2019
Position Summary:Code Inpatient hospital discharges and specialty services according to diagnosis, operation, and procedure using appropriate ICD and CPT classification systems for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance and in accordance with federal regulation. Discharges include all Inpatient, Day Surgery, and Observation accounts. Specialty services include Interventional Radiology, GI Lab, and Cardiac Cath lab Procedures. Coder must meet department productivity and quality standards. Ensure adherence to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. No patient care assignment.Accountability:
  • CODE - Identify and assign preliminary codes for Inpatient/outpatient records for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance with federal regulations according to diagnosis(es), operation(s), and procedure(s) using the current version of ICD, CPT, and DRG classification systems

  • RESEARCH - Research compliance with federal regulations according to diagnosis, operation, and procedure using the current version ICD, CPT, and DRG classification systems

  • CODE - Abstracts statistical data for discharge records using hospital's abstracting system

  • CODE - Performs data entry for determining correct Principle Diagnosis and DRG and all secondary diagnosis, and procedure codes

  • RELATED WORK - Perform related duties and responsibilities as required

  • QUERY - Identify and complete appropriate queries to providers when more specific or clarifying documentation is needed to accurately code IP discharges. Maintain department query standards and expectations as outlined in department policies and procedures

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 1 year directly related experience

  • Medical terminology knowledge

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • One of the following:

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

  • RHIT

  • RHIA

  • Certified Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC)

  • Education Requirements - Preferred:
  • Associate's Degree in related discipline

  • Vocational or Technical School - CPT-4 and/or ICD-9 coding

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • 1 year directly related inpatient coding experience

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements - Preferred:
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

  • Certified Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC)

  • Professional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit:
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

  • Certified Interventional Radiology and Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC)

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • No or min hazard, physical risk, office environment

  • May be required to perform subordinate tasks in high census/vol

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