DEPARTMENT: SJH - Health Information Management.
Duties: Assigns ICD-9, CPT, or HCPCS codes to accurately capture clinical data elements according to regulatory guidelines and hospital rules and regulations. Abstracts other data elements as required. Codes inpatients, ambulatory surgery, observation encounters. Assigns present on admission indicator codes in compliance with national quality measures. Groups accounts using 3M applications as appropriate to arrive at the correct DRG, MS-DRG, APR-DRG and/or APC.
Requirements: A Associates in Health Information Administration is preferred. A minmum 1-2 years in Inpatient coding is required. If credentialed, 1 year experience. If not credentialed, minimum 2 years in hospital setting. Prefer someone with work experience or strong training background in coding and reimbursement. A Professional Certification is preferred. RHIA, RHIT, CCS,CPC with hospital experience.