Coder/Abstractor - HIM

3 weeks ago
ID
2017-3963
Type
Full-Time
Shift
7.5 Hour
Category
Clerical / Admin Support
Shift Details
8a-4p w-variable shifts possible if needed
CPH Main Campus
Potsdam
Education: Required Level
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Education: Preferred Level
Vocational or Technical Training
Education: Preferred Field
Medical Terminology
Licensure / Certification
<p style="margin: 0px;">Required: &nbsp;Within 18 months of hire will obtain AHIMA CCS Certification</p><p style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px;">Preferred: American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) CCS Certification</p>

Position Posting Details

Variable Shifts

Job Summary

Review, analyze and code diagnostic and procedural information that determines Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance payments.  To accurately apply the International Classification of Diseases Manual - Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM & ICD-10-CM), and the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology manual (CPT)  coding methodology for reimbursement.  The coding function is a primary source for data and information used in health care today, and promotes provider/patient continuity, accurate database information, and the ability to optimize reimbursement. It also ensures compliance with established coding guidelines, third party reimbursement policies, regulations and accreditations guidelines.

Core Responsibilities

1.  Abstracts all necessary information from EMR and assigns codes (ICD-9, CPT  & HCPCS), which most accurately describe each documented diagnosis, surgical procedure and special therapy or procedure according to established guidelines

 

2. Assures the final diagnoses and operative procedures as stated by the physician or other health care providers are valid and complete.

 

3. Abstracts all necessary information from health records to identify secondary complications and co-morbid conditions.

 

4. Queries the provider for additional information or clarification of documentation when necessary.

 

EOE

 

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