INPATIENT CODER/ANALYST 1
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Performs a variety of activities involving entry level inpatient coding of medical records as a mechanism for indexing medial information; which is used for research, utilization, appropriateness of care, compilation of statistics for hospital regional and government, and accurate reimbursement. Will code patient records for a length of stay not greater than 1-8 days with a focus on obstetrics, newborns, psychiatry, medicine, and non-complex surgeries.
- 1. Codes and analyzes inpatient and other data in a timely and accurate manner to ensure that all records are current.
- 1.1 Analyzes inpatient medical records identifying diagnosis and procedures, as observed by the supervisor.
- 2. Accurately assigns ICD-9 / ICD-10 codes in accordance with coding/departmental guidelines.
- 2.1 Assigns ICD-9 / ICD-10 codes in accordance with coding and departmental guidelines, maintaining no less than 95% accuracy in choice of codes, as observed by the supervisor.
(number of years and type required to perform the position duties):
High school diploma and two years of college inclusive of or additional training in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology. Coding Credential at time of hire: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
(number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):
Two years of outpatient work experience preferably in a healthcare setting required. One year experience in Medical Coding required or successful completion of YNHHS apprenticeship program.
Required Certifications: CCS.
Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and disease process. Understanding of ICD-9 / ICD-10. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to exercise good judgment, independent logic, light typing, and excellent computer data entry skills. Computer system experience including familiarity with encoder systems.
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