Interprets medical documentation according to correct coding initiatives by assigning the appropriate uniform coding classification system for the purpose of reimbursement, research and statistics in accordance to hospital, state, federal and accrediting bodies.
High school graduate or equivalent required. College health science course work preferred. Must be able to complete a coding test with 70% accuracy. Medical Records/Office experience preferred. 2-5 years coding experience preferred. Requires: HCPCS I, II, III skills, advanced clerical training, medical record terminology, knowledge of ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and CPT coding. Knowledge of JCAHO indicators and data elements. Excellent attention to detail, strong computer skills, organization skills, experience working with providers and strong critical thinking skills. Coding certification required; Certifications by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) include; Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P), or coding certification from American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC); Certified Professional Coder (CPC).