KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge of the accepted principles, practices and tools relating to general healthcare billing, cost accounting and reimbursement.
Knowledge of policies, standards and methodologies pertaining to charge capture and reconciliation, reporting, documentation and general compliance.
Knowledge of the content and application of published health information management coding conventions, e.g., as referenced in "Coding Clinics" and/or other nationally recognized coding guidelines.
Ability to recognize, research, and correct charging/documentation discrepancies.
Knowledge of the standards and regulatory requirements applicable to matters within designated scope of authority, including medical/legal issues.
Working knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations, and health care nomenclature and systems.
Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level of proficiency; to include EPIC.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Include minimum education, technical training, and/or experience preferred to perform the job.
At least 3 years recent directly related work experience in a healthcare environment with significant exposure to healthcare charging/coding or completion of a recognized course of study for health information practitioners or coding specialists and one year coding experience in an acute hospital health information management department
Proficient in CPT/HCPCS code assignment
High School graduate or equivalent required
College degree preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to work in sitting position, use computer and answer telephone
Ability to travel
Includes ability to walk through hospital-based departments across broad campus settings, including Emergency Department environments
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Office Work Environment
Hospital Work Environment
Conifer Health Solutions
Tenet Healthcare Corporation