Job Description

Location: Steward Health Care
Posted Date: 4/23/2024
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 1301.42080 CDI/HIM

The Outpatient Emergency Room coder shall review hospital outpatient medical documentation to assign, sequence, edit and/or validate the appropriate ICD-10-CM, CPT, HCPCS codes. The Outpatient Emergency Room coder shall also abstract for facility E/M levels and Charges for all relevant procedures performed in the ED including coding Injections and Infusions.

(Use bullets for specific responsibilities)
• Coding Technical Skills that include CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10-CM
• ED Coding skills to include facility E/M levels, Charging & Coding Injections & Infusions & Modifiers
• In depth knowledge of front-end coding edits and an understanding of the NCCI guidelines as it applies to all OP edits as well as modifier application
• Experience with charge validation with departmental charges.
• Ability to perform coding across multiple locations based on corporate management need
• Technology skills to adapt to multiple applications used within the organization
• Candidate must display a superior knowledge of Coding Guidelines (Coding Clinic, UHDDS Official Coding Guidelines, CCI Edits).
• Analytical Skills that include effective evaluation, synthesis and use of information gathered
• Ability to maintain 95% or greater accuracy rate
• Knowledge of physician query in an outpatient setting
• Ability to respond to coding issues specific to Outpatient Coding
• Candidate must have experience with 3M and/or 3M360 encompass
• Candidate must be self-motivated, display a high level of computer literacy, excellent verbal, and written communication skills, able to meet assigned deadlines, and organized
• The position will report to the HIM Outpatient Coding Manager
• Ability to meet coding productivity standards

(Examples: Ability to work independently and take initiative; Good judgment and problem solving skills; Communication skills; Interpersonal and organizational skills; Level of confidentiality)
• Minimum 1-2 years in Emergency Room Coding Experience required.
• Comprehensive understanding of UHDDS guidelines, CCI Edits, Coding Clinic, etc.
• Meditech experience required
• Microsoft Office (Word, One Note, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to meet assigned deadlines.

I. Education: Associate degree preferred
II. Experience: 3 years of general outpatient coding in acute care setting.
III. Certification/Licensure: CCS and/or CPC certification
IV. Software/Hardware: 3M experienced required, Meditech experience preferred
V. Other: Remote position

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