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Position Details

Department: Coding - IP
Category: Hlth Info Mgmt/Med Records
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 435895
Date Posted: 2/1/2019
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

Posting Note: Please Note: accepting applications from remote coders. #PCHCB

This position assigns, per coding guidelines, the current version of ICD diagnosis and procedure codes for Inpatient medical records or outpatient Infusion accounts. Completes coding for all accounts on a timely basis within the four day bill hold time frame. This position also follows up on all accounts needing coding queries or documentation completion by clinicians or medical staff. Demonstrates coding competencies with quality of coding and meeting department productivity standards.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Maintains consistent coding accuracy rate of 95% or better.
    • Assigns diagnosis codes and procedure codes utilizing the current version of ICD diagnosis and procedure codes and CPT-4 coding classification systems in compliance with hospital guidelines, ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, and UHDDS definitions.
  2. Meets the established productivity standards for each visit type coded.
  3. Abstracts clinical and requested data from the health record and enters into HRM with a 99% abstraction accuracy rate.
  4. Communicates via Coding Queries with medical staff when appropriate to facilitate the assignment of proper diagnosis and procedure codes.
  5. Demonstrates competencies with all software and hospital systems utilized, including HRM, ChartMaxx, SCM, 3M Encoder, and AMPFM.
  6. Monitors daily the Fatal Edit report to ensure all assigned records are coded on a timely basis within the four day bill hold time frame.
  7. Acts as a resource to hospital staff for all coding related questions. Responds in a timely manner to e-mails, bill edits, or other requests.
  8. Maintains professional certification and technical competency by attending education and training activities sponsored through the hospital, professional associations, and through independent study. Keeps apprised of current trends, developments and awareness of coding changes.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
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Education
1. Associates degree in Health Information Management or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience. Required
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Experience
1. Requires minimum of 3 years recent acute care hospital inpatient coding or outpatient infusion coding experience. Required
2. Experience with utilizing the 3M encoder software system and electronic abstracting system. Preferred
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Certifications/Licenses/Registries
1. Requires Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification by AHIMA or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification by AAPC. Required
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Special Skills
1. Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word. Required
2. Ability to apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology, diagnosis and procedural terms to assign the current version of ICD diagnosis and procedure codes. Required
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Hearing Frequently
2. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Talking Occasionally
5. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
7. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
8. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
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