Coder

UMC Health System - Lubbock, TX4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $40,000 - $52,000 a year
SkillsBenefits
Mission Statement:
Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.

Vision Statement:
To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country

About UMC

Magnet Designated
501 licensed beds
Regions only Level I Trauma Center
Regions only BICU
DNV accredited
Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly
The Benefits

Health Insurance with Low Deductibles, Low Premiums, and Comprehensive Coverage
Dental
Vision
Paid Time Off with Sell Back Option of Unused PTO over 80 hours Twice a Year
Paid Sick Time Off
403b Retirement with up to 8% match with tenure
Free Life Insurance
Tax Saving Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and/or Dependent Care

Equal Opportunity Employer

General Job / Performance Information
Education and Experience
Completion of a Medical Record Technology program, RHIT, RHIA, CCS, or Coding Certificate is required for the Coder. Two years experience in Health Information Management Coding or on the job training while enrolled in Coding Certificate Program.
Environmental / Working Conditions
Inside environmental conditions: maintained consistent to the fullest extent possible. POSITION SCOPE INFORMATION: People Management: Total subordinate staff Total Indirect reporting staff (employees supervised by a subordinate supv.) Money Management: Dollar Amount Budget or Appropriation (The amount of money the employee controls)
Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
This position requires interaction with medical staff and ancillary areas in order to facilitate a quality multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Job Description
The Health Information Management Coder is responsible for the ICD-9-CM coding of diagnoses and procedures of Inpatient/Outpatient/Emergency Room discharged patient records. The Coder is required to stay current on all aspects of Medicare/Medicaid requirements of DRG coding, Sequencing, and CPT coding. Performs quality improvement reviews as assigned, or as required by Accreditation Agencies.
Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations
The Coder position requires a Registered Health Information Technician, based on successful completion of examination requirements of the American Health Informartion Management Association, Certified Coding Specialist, or Coding Certificate.
Physical Capabilities
Work is mostly sedentary, but walking and standing are frequent. Must be able to appropriately deal with problems, interruptions, and other like situations. Must be able to work without direct supervision.
Skills and Abilities
Technical Competence Every employee is expected to display an acceptable level of technical competence in carrying out their assigned duties. The specific duties and job standards for this position are listed below. As an employee, you are expected to:
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the ICD-9-CM Classification System.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of DRGs, sequencing, and special coding requirements for all DRG reimbursed patients.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of CPT Coding and APCs.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology.
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the hospital coding guidelines.
Demonstrate skill in using the 3M Encoder computer software for ICD-9-CM and CPT.
Must maintain productivity levels as assigned while maintaining an accuracy rate of 95% or above.Must attend workshops specific to ICD-9-CM coding in order to maintain current certification with the America Health Information Management Association. Demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of "Coding Clinic" and "CPT Assitant" publications.Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of diseases and their treatments and of operative procedures. Be involved with the ongoing monitoring, analysis, and corrective action/follow-up of the Quality Improvement issues related to HIM.Be knowledgeable of your role in the prevention of infection throughout HIM and UMC as established.Be available for cross-training for Inpatient and/or outpatient coding.