Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION
Experienced
BUSINESS OFFICE - CASA GRANDE, AZ
Full Time
High School
ESSENTIAL FUNTIONS

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

To ensure correctness of data submitted for reimbursement by reviewing encounter data for accuracy and completeness and assigning numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Receives completed daily folders from each facility/department and analyzes each for completeness, accuracy of input and compliance with SLFHC policy and rate schedule
  • Reviews patient records and assigns numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure
  • Reads and analyzes medical records to help identify all diagnoses and procedures relevant to the current episode of patient care
  • Researches encounter integrity for ICD-9 and CPT links and corrects if necessary
  • Confirms encounter information and obtains missing information by reviewing the patients medical records chart
  • Clarifies inconsistent, ambiguous or non-specific information in a medical record by consulting with the supervisor or the responsible medical practitioner
  • Confirms codes to patients current episode of care
  • Notifies Director of Finance when training issues are discovered
  • Formulates training sessions or literature pertaining to coding and input issues

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identifies coding issues and conducts training at the monthly providers meeting
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and participating in professional organizations
  • Participates in in-service/education regarding Quality Improvement
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned or requested
  • Accountability- Role Model, mission, vision and shared values
  • Customer Focus:
    Has a clear understanding of internal customers needs, preferences, timelines and decision-making criteria
    Recognizes that building long-term customer satisfaction is the key to employee engagement
  • Teamwork If someone needs help, help them
  • Initiative Be innovative, apply fresh ideas and continuously improve how you do your work
  • Confidentiality Maintains strict confidentiality and respect the privacy of others
  • Ethical Demonstrate consideration and appreciation for co-workers and customer
  • Respect Demonstrate consideration and appreciation for co-workers and customer

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of ICD-9 & CPT codes
  • Medical Terminology
  • Ability to follow and decipher chart documentation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • College courses in Biology, Medical Terminology, Coding
  • Certified Coder preferred
  • Three years experience in a medical office environment
  • Computer literate

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS

    Education

    [x] High School Diploma or GED

    [x] College courses in Biology, Medical Terminology, and Coding

    [x] Technical Certification: Certified Professional Coder required

    License/Certification

    [x] Certification: Certified Professional Coder

    or

    [ ] years experience in [ ] addition to cert/degree;

    [ ] in lieu of cert/degree

    Specific Degree

    [ ] ___________________________________________

    Skills:

    [x] Bilingual (English-Spanish) Preferred

    [x] Computer literate

    [ ] Typing

    [x] Filing procedures

    [ ] Money handling

    [x] Calculator, office machines, etc.

    Physical demands

    [ ] Balancing [x] Carrying [ ] Climbing

    [ ] Crawling [ ] Crouching [ ] Feeling

    [x] Fingering [x] Grasping [ ] Kneeling

    [x] Lifting 10 lbs. [ ] Pulling [x] Hearing (communicate)

    [x] Talking (communicate) [x] Sitting [x] Standing (mobility)

    [x] Walking (mobility) [x] Vision: far [x] Vision: near

    [x] Vision: color [x] Vision: depth [x] Vision: (w/assistance)

    Exposures

    [x] Airborne particles [x] Muscular strain

    [ ] Chemicals [ ] Caustics

    [x] Electrical current [ ] Fumes

    [x] Noise [x] Odors

    [ ] Sharps [ ] Body fluids

    The above statement reflects the general duties considered necessary to perform the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job.

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