Preference for applicants with medical records education or certification.
Under the direct supervision of the Educator Coding, assign preliminary codes for outpatient clinic visits for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance with federal regulation according to diagnosis, operation, and procedure using the current ICD classification system. The purpose of the Outpatient Coder Trainee program is to provide a supervised coding practice environment for coders to train for successful licensure as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC). Coder Trainee, upon successful completion of the CPC certification may advance to the Coder I position when the coder is meeting outpatient coder productivity and accuracy standards. Program allowance for meeting standards as outlined is less than or equal to 1 year. If trainee cannot pass CPC they may drop to a Charge Entry Clerk position as long a posting is available. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. No Patient care assignment.
CODE - Identify and assign preliminary codes for outpatient clinic visits for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance with federal regulations according to diagnosis(es), operation(s), and procedure(s) using the current version of ICD and CPT classification systems
CODE - Abstracts statistical data for discharge records using hospital's abstracting system
CODE - Performs data entry for determining correct CPT, Diagnosis(es), CCI, MN and MUE edits
RELATED WORK - Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
No minimum experience required
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) w/in 1 year of position
Education Requirements - Preferred:
Completion of coding courses through HIT program or online equivalent
Experience Requirements - Preferred:
Medical terminology knowledge
Physical Demands Requirements:
Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Working Conditions Requirements:
No or min hazard, physical risk, office environment