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Job Code:  154688
Facility: Summit Ridge
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Some College Coursework Completed 
Category: Allied Health
FTE: .01
Position Summary:
  SummitRidge Hospital specializes in the provision of mental health and chemical dependency services. Our dedicated team of professionals provide caring and professional clinical and support services to adolescents, adults and seniors suffering from psychiatric or addictive disorders.

   Due to continued growth, we are currently seeking an experienced HIM Coder to code diseases, operations and special procedures accurately and consistently utilizing ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 Coding Guidelines. Manual abstracting and/or computerized entry of abstracted information from Medical Records including coded data and data needed for professional fee billing on all designated patient types as required, as well as DRG grouping. Completion of these processes in a timely manner in order to meet billing hold standards necessary for insurance reimbursement to the hospital is essential.


Minimum Qualifications:

-  CCS, CPC and RHIT, or RHIA required.
-  Two (2) years experience in ICD-9-CM, CPT-4 Coding and DRG assignment preferred.
-  Ability to accurately and completely code diseases, operations and special procedures according to ICD-9-CM and CPT Coding Guidelines.
-  Thorough knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. -  -  Ability to perform on a computerized encoder. Ability to perform accurately on a CRT. Ability to file records accurately both alphabetically and numberically.


Position Tasks:         


1.     Codes all diagnoses, operations and special procedures contained in a medical record by: (a) researching entire record to compile and accurately code all required components; (b) utilizing all volumes of ICD-9-CM and CPT Code books or encoder software to locate correct codes; (c) following all guidelines established for coding diseases, operations, and special procedures; (d) performing DRG and ASC assignment via computerized grouper; (e) maintaining updated code books.
2.     Keys codes in correct sequence and verifies when encoder is used.
3.     Enters abstract data in correct fields on the abstract screen after data has been manually abstracted from the record.
4.     Searches for clinical data necessary for entry into DX/DR charge assignments, enters and verifies for processional fee process.
5.     Monitors and works the unbilled report to assure completion of coding and billing according to departmental standards.
6.     Communicates with other departments as necessary concerning coding assignment.

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