Clinical Coding Specialist III Job Listing at Rhode Island Hospital/Hasbro Children's Hospital in United States (Job ID RHO00072M)
The Outpatient Clinical Coding Specialist III reports to the Director Coding Outpatient. Under general supervision, reviews the outpatient clinical documentation to extract data and assign appropriate codes in accordance with the outpatient ICD-9-CM and CPT, Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Determines appropriate code assignment for optimal classification and accurate and compliant clinical reporting. Identifies and recommends physician queries when documentation in the chart is incomplete, ambiguous or unclear. Maintains and meets HIS quality and productivity standards.
Associate degree in health information technology (preferably with RHIT), and/or successful completion of coding certification program. Coding certification required from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) [RHIA, RHIT, CCA, CCS or CCS-P] or the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) [CPC or CPC-H] preferred.
Three or more years coding experience in a teaching or acute care hospital outpatient services – in one or more of the following areas; Vascular Interventional Radiology, Ambulatory Surgery, Observation and Hematology/Oncology required with proven ability to understand the clinical content of a health record. Familiarity and understanding of the content of the medical record. Trained in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology. Ability to recognize and understand clinical documentation pertinent for coding. Good writing skills to prepare compliant physician queries. Computer literate; capable of research internet websites to clarify diseases or procedures. Ability to navigate the patient electronic medical record to access and recognize appropriate data applicable to coding process.
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