Coding Specialist III
Location: St. Dominic Hospital
Department: HEALTH INF MGT/MEDICAL RECORDS - 7680
Employment Type: Full Time 80
Other Shift Details:
Job Code: 1740
Performs designated abstracting and coding functions as specified. Assigns diagnostic and procedure codes to records of discharged patients. Completes data abstract in 3M for each record coded. Ensures records are accurately and completely coded according to hospital approved standards.
Successful completion of the academic requirements of an HIM program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).Certification as RHIA, RHIT, or CCS required.
Minimum Work Experience
Three or more years of experience in acute care facility is preferred for RHIAs and RHITs. Three or more years experience is required for CCS.
Ability to code accounts in the following queues: Low priority (OP)Low priority rehab (OP)Should be able to concentrate during numerous interruptions. Must be able to withstand pressure of scrutiny of work. Must demonstrate knowledge of ICD-9-CM and/or CPT coding system. Must be able to learn the 3M abstractor/encoder/grouper system. Must possess good verbal and written communication skills and be proficient in English and spelling. Must have good computer skills, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating system. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Must be able to type and sit for long periods of time.