Coding Specialist Full-Time
CHRISTUS St. Vincent
490A West Zia Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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.