INPATIENT CODER/ANALYST 2
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 moderately complex inpatient coding of medical records as a mechanism for indexing medical information, which is used for research, utilization, compilation of statistics for hospital regional and government, and accurate reimbursement. Will code patient records for a length of stay not greater than 8-12 days with a focus on medicine, moderately complex surgeries, vascular, cardiology, non-complex cardiothoracic, non-complex burns, orthopedic, and oncology.
- 1. Codes and analyzes inpatient medical records 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 Associate degree in a related field such as Biology or healthcare related field with related course work in Anatomy and Physiology preferred. Coding Credential Required: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
(number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):
Minimum of one year coding experience in an acute care setting required.
Required Certifications: CCS.
In-depth knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology, and disease process. Comprehensive understanding in use 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. Possess analytic skills to identify trends and areas for educational opportunities ? ability to mentor. Advanced understanding of encoding systems.
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