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Outpatient Coder
Crittenden Community Hospital has an immediate opening for Full-time Outpatient Coder.

JOB SUMMARY:

Codes outpatient discharge records for the purpose of reimbursement, research & compliance with federal regulations according to diagnosis, operation, and procedure using ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 classification system.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Identifies & codes outpatient hospital and clinic discharge records for the purpose of reimbursement, research & compliance with federal regulations according to diagnosis, operation, and procedure using the ICD-10-CM.
2.Analyzes hospital discharge records for completeness according to standards established by the Director, JCAHO, and other licensing agencies.
3.Codes outpatient encounter forms for billing purposes and data retrieval using ICD-10-CM, CPT-4 classification system and APC’s.
4.Abstracts data for discharge records using the hospital’s abstracting system.
5.Follows up on deficient/delinquent hospital discharge records to assure compliance with Medicare, Medicaid, and hospital rules and regulations.
6.Performs retrospective reviews or studies following designated guidelines, established by various clinical disciplines.
7.Promotes and participates in performance improvement activities.
8.Supports the corporate mission: “To provide quality, cost-effective health care in a positive and productive work environment.”
9.Adheres to the corporate values: Respect, quality service, teamwork, simplicity, and creativity.
10.Must attend all mandatory inservices.
11.Complies with all applicable state and federal laws and conducts job activities in an ethical manner as outlined in Crittenden Health Systems policies and procedures and in accordance with the standards and practices stipulated in the Corporate Compliance Plan.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION, TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE:

1.Certified Coding Specialist or Certified Coding Associate is preferred.
2.Completion of formal course or experience in ICD10 and CPT outpatient coding.
3.Knowledge of basic medical terminology and anatomy & physiology required.
4.High school graduate with working knowledge of computer processes, English, business, and office procedures.
5.Any knowledge combination of experience & training that provides the preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical demands require sitting, standing to file, & minimal lifting.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office.

EXPOSURE CATEGORY:

Class II exposure category

Status: Full-time

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