Our Lady of The Lake Regional Medical Center
The Coder 2- Hospital abstracts all Emergency procedures utilizing the International Classification of Disease, Clinical Modifications (ICD-9-CM) system and the Current Procedure Terminology (CPT-4)/HCPCS guidelines for code assignments. Determines and enters charges for ER facility procedures and ER visit levels.
- Reviews medical record documentation to validate procedure charge indicated by nursing staff and accurately enters charges for procedure selected on chart ticket.
- Accurately assigns appropriate procedure codes to emergency room patient records using ICD-9-CM system and CPT-4/HCPCS coding guidelines
- Using 3M system, abstracts data elements related to procedures performed in the emergency department. Determines the appropriate sequencing of procedures.
- Accurately and completely appends modifiers to CPT/HCPCS codes as required.
- Accurately and completely posts charges for Drug Administration services (injections and infusions) in compliance with regulatory drug administration guidelines. Units of service are correctly selected.
- Assists the Business Office and external agencies in clarification of coding regarding reimbursement issues. Handles all requests in a timely fashion.
- Utilizes nurses (Lynx) charge ticket to accurately and efficiently enter charges for evaluation and management (E&M) facility visits.
- Consistently places records on pending diagnosis code status to prevent premature bill drop.
- Maintains an accuracy rate of not less than 93% based on internal and/or external review and productivity standards, engages in problem identification and resolution, and assists in data gathering and chart auditing as necessary.
- Participates in educational programs (including those provided and required by the Health Information Management Department), in-services and training sessions as required
- When appropriate, the Coding/Billing Specialist shares his/her own expertise with others in an effort to further the quality of education and personal growth provided to new personnel, volunteers and interning students.
Minimum Requirements & Education
RHIT/RHIA plus 2 years of acute care coding experience, or 4 years acute care coding experience; RHIT/RHIA with ICD-10 curriculum substitutes for all experience; CCS substitutes for 1 year of acute care coding experience
High School Diploma
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