Coding Specialist II - Out Patient Coding

  • University Hospitals
  • Cleveland
  • Aug 01, 2020
Assistant/Support

Job Description

Description

Responsible for accurately and timely coding patient encounters independently following established coding, CMS regulations and hospital guidelines. Reviews outpatient (ASU/OBS) and/or inpatient medical records, accurately codes diagnostic and procedural information following coding guidelines and regulations.

Essential Duties:
1. Reviews complex medical records to identify sequence, code diagnoses and procedures according to established coding, CMS and hospital guidelines. (95%)
• Responsible for accurately coding outpatient ASU/OBS or inpatient encounters.
• Maintains productivity and quality rate according to established standards.
• Supports Clinical Documentation Improvement program.
• Ensures optimal DRG and/or ASC/APC/APG assessment.
• Works within UH Billing time frames.
• Maintains updated knowledge of guidelines and regulations affecting the UHHS Coding Department.
2. Assists with other responsibilities as needed. (5%)

*This role may encounter Protected Health Information (PHI) as part of regular responsibilities. UH employees must abide by all requirements to safely and securely maintain PHI for our patients. Annual training, the UH Code of Conduct and UH policies and procedures are in place to address appropriate use of PHI in the workplace

Qualifications

Education/Expertise:
Associates or Bachelor's degree required. Preferably in HIM.

Credentials, Licensure or Certification (i.e. RN, RRT):
One of the following coding certifications required:
CCA, CPC, CPC-A CPC-H, CPC-P, CCS, CCS-P, RCC, ROCC, RHIT, or RHIA
OR
RHIT or RHIA required or passed within 6 months of hire. CCS preferred.

Experience & Knowledge:
• 2+ years ICD-10 CM and/or CPT coding experiences preferred.
• Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology knowledge required.
• Individual must be detail-oriented and organized, with good analytic and problem solving ability.
• Notable client service, communication, presentation and relationship building skills required.
• Ability to function independently and as a team player in a fast-paced environment required.
• Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Special Skills & Equipment Knowledge:
Demonstrates ability to use PCs, Microsoft Office suite, and general office equipment (i.e. printers, copy machine, FAX machine, etc.) required

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Schedule

Days

Salary

Competitive