JOB TITLE: CODING SPECIALIST II
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF CODING
FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
DATE POSTED: 03/06/2018

STATUS: FULL-TIME; PRIMARILY DAY SHIFT MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY                                    

 

POSITION SUMMARY: To ensure and appropriate gathering of information into the coding classification systems to meet departmental, hospital and outside agency requirements.   This includes ensuring appropriate reimbursement, compliance and charging with the various coding guidelines and regulatory agencies. Responsible for obtaining accurate and complete documentation in the medical record for accurate coding assignment, severity of illness and risk of mortality for each medical record. This position includes an overall compliance program effort as it pertains to physician coding and billing functions, as such will interact with physician and non-physician providers to maximize correct coding initiatives.
 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1. High School Diploma or Equivalent.
2. Graduate of Health Information Technology (HIT) or equivalent program OR Medical Coding Certification Program.
3 Certification in one of the following:

RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician),

RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator),

CCS (Certified Coding Specialist)

CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist Physician Based)

COC-A (Certified Outpatient Coder-Apprentice) or

COC (Certified Outpatient Coder), Formerly CPC-H (Certified Professional Coder-Hospital)

CPC (Certified Professional Coder)

 

 

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

EXPERIENCE:
1. One year of hospital  or physician office coding experience strongly preferred

 

 

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND/OR LICENSURE:
1. High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
2. Certification in one of the following:  CCS or COC (Formerly CPC-H).

 

EXPERIENCE

 

1. Three years of recent hospital coding experience.

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