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.
Proficient in outpatient diagnosis coding guidelines
Proficient in CPT/HCPCS code assignment including Evaluation & Management facility coding guidelines
Ability to assign corresponding PCS codes (after dates of service 10/1/2014)
Working knowledge of the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
Adept at comparing documentation, code assignment and charge in the financial system for accuracy and completeness and elevating concerns to the appropriate manager
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position
Ability to concentrate and accomplish tasks with explicit accuracy
Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level of proficiency
Functional knowledge of facility EMR, encoder and other support software
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE
Include minimum education, technical training, and/or experience preferred to perform the job.
One year of experience performing medical record coding in acute care setting preferred
High school graduate or equivalent is required
Completion of basic coding course (academic, seminar, workshop or facility-based), including medical terminology and basic anatomy and physiology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience also required
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
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