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Coder II-Inpatient

Owensboro Health

Location: 42303
Type: Non-Remote
Posted on: January 20, 2023
Coder II-Inpatient Professional Non-Clinical Hours: Flex Days - Full-time Paygrade/Wages/Salary Info: 73H -
Job Summary Assigns diagnostic/International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) codes and Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes according to outpatient coding guidelines creating APC assignments for outpatient hospital discharges, emergency room discharges, and ancillary services. # Job Responsibilities Responsible for timely review of patient records in order to identify an appropriate selection of codes that will accurately reflect the reason for admission, extent of care received, and level of severity of illness. Assigns and sequences International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) diagnosis and Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes correctly. Queries providers when documentation is not straightforward, inadequate, or unclear for coding purposes. Keeps abreast of coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements with continuing education activities and reviewing pertinent literature. Brings identified concerns to department manager for resolution. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adheres to official coding guidelines. Qualifications High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire No experience required RHIT � Registered Health Information Technician through American Health Information Management Associate (AHIMA) required upon hire OR RHIA � Registered Health Information Administrator through American Health Information Management Associate (AHIMA) required upon hire OR CCS � Certified Coding Specialist through American Health Information Management Associate (AHIMA) required upon hire OR CPC - Certified Professional Coder through American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) required upon hire Skills and Attributes Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment. Works under general supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Requires a strong understanding of the specialized concepts, practices, and procedures in the area of specialization. Physical Demands Standing: Occasionally Walking: Occasionally Sitting: Frequently Lifting 0-25 lbs: Rarely Lifting 25-75 lbs: Never Lifting over 75 lbs: Never Carrying 0-25 lbs: Rarely Carrying 25-75 lbs: Never Carrying over 75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Rarely Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Never Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Never Climbing: Rarely Bending/Stooping: Rarely Kneeling: Rarely Crouching/Crawling: Rarely Reaching: Occasionally Talking: Frequently Hearing: Occasionally Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Never Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently Running: Never Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently Owensboro Health Core Commitments INTEGRITY - We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers. RESPECT - We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community. TEAMWORK - We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future. INNOVATION - We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health. SERVICE - We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do. EXCELLENCE - We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.