Assists Coders I, II and III, and is responsible for coding all episodes of patient care according to established coding guidelines and Parkland's policies to ensure accuracy of recorded patient medical information and appropriate reimbursement for services rendered. The episodes of care to include inpatient, medical and surgical clinics, emergency department, surgeries, observations, etc.
-Must have successfully completed an approved coding program OR
-Must be a graduate of a Health Information Management program.
-Must have five years of coding experience in an acute care hospital and clinical services environment.
Equivalent Education and/or Experience:
-May have an equivalent combination of education and experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.
-Must be certified through the American Health Information Management Association as one of the following:
-Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT)
-Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA)
-Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
-Certified Coding Specialist ¿Physician Based (CCS-P)
-Must be certified through the American Association of Procedural Coders as one of the following:
-Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H)
-Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
Skills or Special Abilities:
-Must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of coding and abstracting skills.
-Applicants must pass applicable coding test with an 85% or above prior to placement into position. Current Parkland employees requesting reassignment into role must have applicable coding test on file.
-Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of reimbursement (Medicare and Medicaid) principles.
-Must have extensive knowledge of medical terminology, the human disease process, anatomy and physiology.
-Must be able to demonstrate good organizational and leadership skills.
-Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
-Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of computer software applications including MS Office.
Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.
Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth
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