Job Description

Facility: Maryvale Campus

Department: Health Information Management

Schedule: Regular FT 40 Hours Per Week

Shifts: Varied

Under the direction of the Coding Supervisor, the Coder III assigns diagnostic and procedure codes to patient medical records. Must have extensive Acute Inpatient coding experience and/or Outpatient coding experience, in multiple areas of specialty. Position can be specialized to code inpatient cases, and be able to code a variety of other patient types. Maintains coding productivity and quality benchmarks as prescribed by the Coding Policy and Procedure, as established for Valleywise Health.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Requires an Associate's degree in Health Information Technology or related field; or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that results in the required specialized knowledge and ability to perform the assigned work in lieu of degree. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Experience:

  • Requires three (3) years of acute care/or outpatient coding experience that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Requires the ability to pass a coding exam prior to hire.

Specialized Training:

  • None

Certification/Licensure:

  • Must have certification as either RHIA, RHIT, CCS or CPC.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must possess knowledge of ICD-10-CM, PCS, CPT/ HCPCS; Severity of Illness and Risk of Mortality codes; and to Query the Physicians, as appropriate.
  • Must have knowledge of and be able to code all types of patient medical records including: Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency Medicine, Behavioral Health, Observation, Infusion and Injections, Edits and Errors and Same Day Surgery.
  • Must be able to achieve and maintain appropriate coding quality and productivity established in the Coding department policy and procedure.
  • Must have a strong understanding of computer applications and of automated encoder system.
  • Must have knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, surgical terminology, pharmacological terminology, patient care documentation terminology.
  • Must have the analytical ability necessary to interpret data contained in records and to assign appropriate codes.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and have excellent customer service skills.
  • Requires the ability to work well independently and demonstrate independent decision making abilities.
  • Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.

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