JOB SUMMARY: Performs coding on all diagnoses, procedures, and related services according to applicable coding guidelines for outpatient clinic accounts. Uses ICD-9-CM, CPT-4, and HCPCS code sets to appropriately assign and sequence codes identified within the outpatient medical record. Applies the most accurate codes for reimbursement purposes, research, epidemiology, statistical analysis outcomes, financial and strategic planning, evaluation of quality of care, and communication to support the patient?s treatment. Maintains the confidentiality of patient records and procedures.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure:CPC/CPC-H and/or CCA/CCS/CCS-P and/or RHIA/RHIT credential(s) OR graduate of an HIM Administration/Technology program OR attendance/completion of the Harris Health System?s Coder Training. Certification credential (listed above) must be achieved within one year of employment
Work Experience (Years and Area): None required Management Experience (Years and Area): None required Equipment Operated: 3M encoder interfaced with EPIC electronic medical record billing system
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking) Writing/Composing (Reports)
Other Skills: CRT, Medical Terminology, P.C., Anatomy & Physiology, Successful Completion 80% on Coding Exam Work Schedule: Weekends Holidays Flexible
Other Requirements: Knowledge of coding conventions and rules established by the American Medical Association (AMA), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the ICD-9-CM Official Coding Guidelines AHIMA, and AAPC for assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes.
Knowledge of the Privacy Act of 1974 and HIPAA Privacy Rule Act of 1996. Skill in understanding medical coding and billing procedures and protocols. Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing the Epic EMR, 3M Encoder, and other software.
Skill in oral communication and presenting written information to providers (via queries).
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.