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Coder III

Company: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
Location: Santa Clarita
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary Coder I

The Coder I is responsible for analyzing medical records for completion; performing coding and abstracting functions and efficiently navigating the electronic medical record to find patient information required for coding. The Coder I is responsible for functioning as a record reviewer for the Emergency Department medical records and determining appropriate charge levels for each patient and performing periodic audits to ensure that Emergency Department patients are being charged according to regulatory compliance.

Licensure and Certification:

  • N/A

Education:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • AHIMA approved coding seminars/classes or other approved form of coding training

Experience:

  • One year acute care hospital experience

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of ICD-9 CM and CPT
  • Understanding of UHDDS
  • Computerized medical records coding and abstracting experience desired
  • Knowledge of APC, E&M coding, modifier usage
  • Ability to use encoder at entry level
  • Ability to code clinical outpatient and emergency department records

Job Summary Coder II

The Coder II is responsible for analyzing medical records for completion by Medical Staff, clinical or ancillary department; performing coding and abstracting functions and efficiently navigate the electronic medical record to find patient information required for coding. Coder II can review and accurately abstract medical records for quality assessment screens.

Licensure and Certification:

  • CCS required
  • RHIT or RHIA strongly preferred

Education:

  • Associate Degree in Health Information Technology or Information Technology or equivalent
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • AHIMA approved coding program or equivalent with documentation of successful completion

Experience:

  • Acute hospital experience in an acute care hospital, with two years of inpatient and outpatient coding experience utilizing automated encoder.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT
  • Understanding of UHDDS
  • Computerized medical records coding and abstracting experience - at least one year.
  • Experience analyzing and manipulating data from medical records coding and abstracts. Knowledge of APCs, E&M coding, Modifier usage
  • Ability to utilize encoder at intermediate level
  • Computer to maintain current status of coding process
  • Ability to code intermediate level inpatient, outpatient and Emergency Department records

Job Summary Coder III

The Coder III is responsible for analyzing medical records for completion by Medical Staff, clinical or ancillary department; performing coding and abstracting functions; efficiently navigate the electronic medical record to find patient information required for coding; and accurately abstract medical records for quality assessment screens.

Licensure and Certification:

  • CCS required
  • RHIT or RHIA strongly preferred

Education:

  • Associate Degree in Health Information Technology or Information Technology or equivalent is minimum requirement
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • AHIMA approved coding program or equivalent with documentation of successful completion.

Experience:

  • Acute hospital experience in an acute care hospital, with three years of inpatient and outpatient coding experience utilizing automated encoder.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT
  • Understanding of UHDDS
  • Computerized medical records coding and abstracting experience - at least one year.
  • Experience analyzing and manipulating data from medical records coding and abstracts. Knowledge of APCs, E&M coding, Modifier usage.
  • Ability to utilize encoder at advanced level
  • Ability to utilize computer to maintain current status of coding process
  • Ability to code advanced level inpatient, outpatient and Emergency Department records

Keywords: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Santa Clarita , Coder III, Other , Santa Clarita, California

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