INPATIENT CODER/ANALYST 1

Overview
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.

EEO/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


(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).


EXPERIENCE


(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.


LICENSURE


Required Certifications: CCS.


SPECIAL SKILLS


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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Yale New Haven Hospital provides diverse comprehensive care in over 100 medical specialties. As the primary teaching hospital of the Yale School of Medicine, YNHH provides around-the-clock coverage and insightful, research-supported patient care. In addition to providing quality medical care to patients and families, Yale New Haven Hospital is the second largest employer in the New Haven area, with more than 12,000 employees.


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