TITLE: Medical Coder
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Responsible for accurate coding
REQUIRED: Coding Manager
for the correct assignment of medical codes for maximum reimbursement.
that all health records are properly diagnosed according to the ordered
for ensuring the accurate and timely transcription of patient health
information to make it accessible to authorized parties.
that medical necessity is documented in patient records.
information to physicians on patients being treated by them as requested.
medical records for compliance with state, federal and private insurance
for correcting claims that are returned for coding-related reasons.
SKILLS & ABILITIES:Knowledge of: health information management and HIPAA
standards; medical/disease coding principles; legal aspects/confidentiality;
accreditation standards, Medicare, Medicaid, state and federal regulations
governing health information/medical records; disease processes and medical
procedures; collection and interpretation of administrative and clinical
statistics. Ability to: work independently, accurately and effectively; advise
the facility administrator on patient health information; develop standards,
policies, and procedures governing HIPAA and the health information department;
utilize the computer to accomplish medical record services; work effectively with
personnel at all levels. Skilled in: planning, prioritizing and organizing work
assignments and department functions; keeping updated on medical record
documentation practices and licensure requirements.
REQUIREMENTS: Certification through AAPC or CCA and at least
one year of medical coding experience in Lab and or Imaging.
setting. Frequent telephone calls and
other interruptions, which requires being able to handle a fast-paced work
environment during entire time at work.
Must be able to prioritize multiple projects. Must maintain strict confidentiality and
exercise professionalism when interacting with staff, managers, supervisors,
physicians, external customers, etc.
continuous standing, sitting, frequent walking, bending, and stooping. May require lifting 50 to 100 pounds. Exposure to possible Hazardous
Materials/conditions and infectious diseases.