Coding Specialist Ii

Hackensack University Medical Center



OverviewPosition Summary: This position requires CCS certification from AHIMA and this credential must be maintained yearly by taking a CCS self exam yearly.Responsible for coding and abstracting diagnoses and treatment procedures into codes using an International Classification of Diseases using ICD 10 CM & ICD-10 PCS, and/or CPT-4 codes. Abstracts data into computer. Responsible for DRG or APC Assignment utilized for hospital reimbursement and data retrieval. Uses medical records in paper and/or electronic format.ResponsibilitiesCodes data from inpatient records utilizing computerized coding system and medical record in paper or electronic format.Accurately selects the appropriate diagnoses and procedures to reflect the patient care for hospital reimbursement, research, education, quality assuranceCodes and enters data timely by meeting productivity standards. Meets productivity standards for inpatient, outpatient or ED medical recordsAccurately codes and enters into computer system medical data from the medical record utilizing the computerized abstracting system to compile accurate and timely statistical data.Understands and follows query processUpon completion of coding, appropriately refers chart for 2nd level reviewResponsible for accurate documentation and maintenance of productivity logAssists in care and maintenance of department's equipment and suppliesQualificationsHigh School diploma or equivalent, 3 or more years coding in an acute care settingLicense(s)/Certification(s) Required:Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) AHIMA approved is requiredComputer SkillsData entry skillData entry in Encoder SystemEquipmentPCTrade SkillsCoding ICD 10-CM, ICD-10 PCS and/or CPT-4, DRG or APC assignmentLanguage SkillsEnglishEducationAHIMA CCS

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