Responsible for ensuring optimum reimbursement based on accurate coding and for maintaining a quality patient clinical database. Assigns accurate diagnosis and procedure codes and captures pertinent clinical data elements on all inpatient/outpatient medical records of discharged patients. Reviews E&M levels selected by physicians on a monthly basis and provides feedback in order to increase awareness and accuracy.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: CPC, CPC-H, (CPC highly desirable over the CPC-H); ICD-10 Certification. Credentials must be maintained.
SKILLS: Computer and data entry skills, thorough understanding of ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, HCPC and CPT-4 classification systems.
EXPERIENCE: Two years' experience as a certified coder (coding and abstracting from documentation) in physician practice setting.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Director of Revenue Cycle, Medical Group
- Bloodborne pathogens - A
General office environment. Knowledge of general safety standards. Exposure to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Continuous sedentary position with intense mental concentration at least 8 hours per day, using sound ergonomic principles. Data entry up to four hours a day. Light physical effort (able to lift/carry up to 10 lbs.) Occasional reaching, stretching, bending, kneeling.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.