Primary Job Function
Codes medical observation, outpatient, emergency room and ambulatory surgery discharge records for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance with federal regulations according to diagnosis, invasive and non-invasive procedures using ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 classification system. Abstracts information needed for statistical data as well as for anesthesia improvement.
A high school graduate or its equivalent.
College level Applied Science courses in Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology completed at time of hire unless waiver granted due to experience.
The coder must possess one of the following credentials: Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P), or Certified Procedural Coder (CPC).
Two years ICD-9-CM and CPT coding experience or related coding courses acceptable to Health Information Management.
Proficient computer skills and competent PC keyboard skills.
Ability to use calculator, copier, and fax machine.
Analytical ability and judgment in prioritizing the performance of tasks, duties procedures, both written and verbally communicated.
Strong organizational skills in order to manage multiple tasks simultaneously combined with the ability to effectively prioritize.
High degree of accuracy with concentration and close attention to detail.
Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with associates, department managers, Hospital Administration and business associates outside the hospital presenting a professional image as a representative of Marion General Hospital and the Health Information Management Department.
Typical office environment. Requires ability to work any shift, holidays or weekends.
Physical and Mental Activities, Tools and Equipment:
Continual manipulation of large volumes of books, reports, or charts. Prolonged sitting, turning, eye strain, and repetitive wrist, finger and hand movement.
Use of Personal Computer and standard office equipment (e.g. telephone, fax, copier, calculator).