Per Diem HIM Coding Spec III

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



POSITION SUMMARY/PURPOSE Responsible for translating healthcare providers# diagnostic and procedural phrases into coded form. Coding professionals do this by reviewing and analyzing health records to identify relevant diagnoses and procedures for distinct patient encounters. The coding function is the primary source for data and information used in health care, and promotes provider/patient continuity, accurate database information, and the ability to optimize reimbursement. The coding function also ensures compliance with established coding guidelines, third party reimbursement policies, and regulations. The HIM Coding Specialist III will be responsible for coding cases, both outpatient and inpatient, of greater difficulty and requiring greater skill/knowledge than that of an HIM Coding Specialist I or II. QUALIFICATIONS License /Certification Required: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS),#Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); or Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Preferred: N/A Education Required: High School diploma or equivalent Preferred: Completion of coding training to include anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic ICD 10-CM/PCS diagnostic/procedural and basic CPT coding. Associate#s degree Experience Required: At least three years of coding experience coding both outpatient and inpatient accounts. If assigned to a specialty: at least five years of coding experience#coding both outpatient and inpatient accounts for specialized area. Preferred: Three or more years of acute coding experience. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Ability to operate a codefinder. #

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