Tri-City Medical Center

CODER 1 - HOME HEALTH

10 months ago
ID
2016-5199
FTE Status
Full-Time 1.0
Shift
Day
Cost Center/Dept
8532 - Patient Accounting
Work Schedule
Varies

Overview

Position Summary:

Under the direct supervision, the Coder 1- Home Health is responsible for coding using ICD-9-CM (ICD-10) all diagnoses and visit applicable procedures of outpatient service visits. The position is also responsible for abstracting visit data for billing and data collection purposes.

 

Major Position Responsibilities:

  • Codes records using ICD-9-CM (ICD-10) and coding guidelines according to Hospital-Based Outpatient Service and quality monitoring criteria.
  • Observes and reports unusual patterns in data collection and/or lack of adequate documentation for code assignments.
  • Review agency documentation and provide ICD-9 (ICD-10) coding recommendations based on current coding and Oasis guidelines.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by the Home Health Supervisor

Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities

  • Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements.

 

Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Oasis, required.
  • Minimum of two years previous experience with ICD-9 (ICD-10) coding, required.
  • Knowledge of federal and state home health licensure regulations, required. 
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, compliance and reimbursement guidelines, required.
  • Intermediate computer skill, required.
  • Successful completion of skills assessment that evaluates application of candidate’s knowledge.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills, required.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in response to unexpected changes in work volume and work schedule, required.
  • Excellent human relations skills including listening, conflict resolution, and team building, required.

Education:

  • High school diploma, required
  • Completion of coding specific coursework required

 

Certifications:

  • Certified in Home Health coding, required.  May consider candidate scheduled to complete certification in Home Health coding within 12 months of hire.
  • CCA or CCS, or CPC, required.  AHIMA, preferred.

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