Uvalde Memorial Hospital Uvalde, TX, USA
Accountable for conversion of diagnoses and treatment procedures into codes using an international classification of diseases. Requires skill in the sequencing of diagnoses/procedures to optimize reimbursement. Ensures that patient records are coded in an accurate and timely manner. Reports to HIM Director. Non-Exempt position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Ensures that records are coded within the current UMH deadline (i.e. 4 days of discharge, excluding weekends and holidays). Reviews chart thoroughly to ascertain all diagnoses/procedures. Contacts responsible physician in a professional, tactful manner, if diagnosis is not available on chart. Ensures coded diagnosis and procedures on clinical summary agree with physician. Refers chart to director, if there is a question regarding the diagnoses/codes. Utilizes computerized coding/abstracting equipment. Codes all diagnoses/procedures in accordance to ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding principles and the Coding Manual. Meets quality...