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MEDICAL CODER (CERTIFIED) MEDICARE BILLING HIM - (20126)

Universal Health Services


Location:
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA
Date:
02/16/2018
2018-02-162018-03-17
Job Code:
20126
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MEDICAL CODER (CERTIFIED) MEDICARE BILLING HIM - (20126)

Facility Name
Fuller Hospital
Location
SOUTH ATTLEBORO, MA 02703 US (Primary)
Career Area
Professional
Category
Accounting, Billing, Compliance, Medical Billing, Medical Coding
Job Description

JOB PURPOSE:

 

Reviews medical record content and codes using ICD-9-CM (soon to be ICD-10).  Performs various clerical duties as assigned and contributes to efficient functioning of the department.

 

 

Coding Inpatient and Discharge Information: 

 

  • Reviews all pertinent medical record information to code records accurately.

  • Determines if there is sufficient information in order to code medical records. Notifies appropriate staff if a medical record must be completed in order to code it.

  • Appropriately queries physicians, as needed, for more specific information to code to the highest level of severity or chronicity.

  • Codes medical records daily on the unit and in the HIM department in order to code yesterday’s discharges, medical records identified as uncoded on the Billing Readiness Report and any additional medical records requested to be coded/reviewed.

  • Assists with timely processing of charts.Maintains charts in the discharge processing file.

  • Reviews coding clinics as needed, when coding changes occur.

  • Maintains credentialing (CEU’s) as required, if applicable.

     

    Clerical:  

     

  • Identifies any missing or inappropriate documentation within a patient’s record.

  • Ensures all papers have the patient’s name and medical record number.

  • Ensures documentation is legible for coding and auditing purposes.

     

     

    Staff Development: 

 

  • Continually seeks to increase competency in performing duties and maintains current standards and practices for coding functions.

  • Attends department meetings/webinars and complies with all hospital and departmental trainings.

Job Requirements

MINIMAL QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Education:

Successful completion of, or active enrollment in, a coding educational program leading to certification are requisites for this position.  Successful completion of an onsite coding test is also needed.

 

Experience:

Previous medical records department and coding experience required.  1 - 3 years experience preferred.

 

Technical Skills:

Average to advanced typing skills; moderate computer literacy and ability to function with various computer-based systems.

 

Age and Disability:

Possesses knowledge and skills necessary to interact compassionately and appropriately with families of the mentally ill.

 

Other:

Able to maintain confidentiality.

 

Contacts:

Reports to the Director of HIM.  Interacts with department staff, medical staff and ancillary departments.

 

Environmental Demands:

Physical surroundings are pleasant and comfortable.

 

 

Manual Dexterity

Required:

Ability to type/keyboard, operate photocopy and fax equipment.

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act Statement:

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job-specific functions either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation, to be

determined by the organization on a case-by-case basis.

 

 

Ethics Statement:

Employee conducts himself/herself consistent with the ethical standards of the organization including, but not limited to, the Fraud and Abuse Compliance Program as measured by employee performance and conduct.

 

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