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Date: Jul 03, 2014
Location: Euclid, OH
Hospital: Main Campus Non-Exempt
Facility: Euclid Hospital
Professional Area: Finance/IT
Department: Him Coding
Job Code: U99929
Pay Grade: 10
Schedule: Full Time
JOB SUMMARY: Identifies, reviews, and assigns standard ICD-9-CM/ICD-10/CM codes, and abstracts clinical information for ancillary patient types for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance with federal regulations and other agencies utilizing established coding principles and protocols.
Job Responsibilities: Clarifies discrepancies in documentation and coding. Assures accuracy and timeliness of code assignments required to expedite the billing process and to facilitate data retrieval for physician access and ongoing patient care. Extracts pertinent information from clinical notes, radiology reports, laboratory reports, specialty forms, etc. Determines diagnostic code assignments for ancillary services, advanced technology and special services. Supports special studies in relation to coding and abstracting information according to policies and procedures. Maintains knowledge and skills; reads current coding resources, clinical information, videos, etc. Meets or exceeds productivity and quality standards and established department benchmarks. Other duties as assigned.
Education: Associate's Degree in Health Information Technology or a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management, or related field from a Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) accredited college. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential may be considered in lieu of degree.
Licensure/Certification: Individuals with an Associate's Degree in Health Information Management must be a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Individuals with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management must be a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) is preferred.
Required Experience: A minimum of one year experience in the application of ICD-9-CM /ICD-10-CM coding. Experience recoding of and determining diagnostic code assignment from clinical data in the medical record. Must have in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, disease processes, medical terminology, organization of the medical record, and medical record coding systems.