Coder II, Ambulatory

Position Details

Department: CORP | Coding - IP
Category: Hlth Info Mgmt/Med Records
Location: Telecommuting
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 683602
Posted On: 7/1/2022

Position Summary

This position assigns, per coding guidelines, the current version of ICD diagnosis and procedure codes and CPT-4 procedure codes for Observation, Same Day Surgery, Emergency Department, Urgent Care and/or Ancillary medical records. Completes coding for all accounts on a timely basis within the four day bill hold time frame. Follows up on all accounts needing coding queries or documentation completion by clinicians or medical staff. Demonstrates coding competencies with quality of coding and daily output of volume consistent with department productivity standards.

Position Duties

  1. Maintains consistent coding accuracy rate of 95% or better.
    • Assigns diagnosis codes and procedure codes utilizing the current version of ICD and CPT-4 coding classification systems in compliance with hospital guidelines, the current version of ICD 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 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, MedAptus 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.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values

Mission

To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families

Vision

Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
Values
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Education
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Associates degree in Health Information Management or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience.
Required
Experience
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Requires minimum of 3 years coding experience or is proficient coding two or more of the following visit types (Observation, Same Day Surgery, Urgent Care, and Emergency Department).
Required
2. Experience with utilizing the 3M encoder software system and electronic abstracting system.
Preferred
3. Experience in assigning CPT Evaluation and Management codes for physician and facility services.
Preferred
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification by AHIMA, or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification by AAPC.
Required
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
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 and CPT-4 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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