Job Description



Under the supervision of the Director of Health Information Management (HIM), the HIM Coding Specialist performs complex duties to review, abstract, code and conduct risk surveillance on both Inpatient and Outpatient medical records for statistical, administrative, billing and risk surveillance purposes.

Applicants must meet the requirements for one of the following two levels of HIM Coding Specialist:

HIM Coding Specialist II (Minimum pay rate: $22.35/Maximum pay rate: $31.29)
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be a high school graduate or equivalent.  Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and/or CCS-P) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC), or equivalent approved certification, with a minimum of 2 years coding experience in an acute care facility using ICD-9-CM and CPT/DRG assignment.  Knowledge of ICD-10-CM coding principles for both acute care and skilled nursing facilities.  Knowledge of the prospective payment system and impact of codes upon reimbursement required.  Knowledge and experience in medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. 

HIM Coding Specialist III (Minimum pay rate: $24.63/Maximum pay rate: $34.50)
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be a high school graduate or equivalent.  Must hold two or more of the approved coding certification (i.e., Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based (CCS-P),  Certified Professional Coder (CPC), or equivalent approved certification, with a minimum of 5 years of coding experience in an acute care facility using ICD-9-CM and CPT/DRG assignment.  Knowledge of ICD-10-CM coding principles for both acute care and skilled nursing facilities.  Knowledge of the prospective payment system and impact of codes upon reimbursement required.  Knowledge and experience in medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. 
Must be able to work normal/scheduled working hours to include Holidays, call-backs, weeknights, weekends, and on-call. Agrees to participate, as directed, in emergencies and community disasters during scheduled and unscheduled hours.
 
Needs to recognize that they have an affirmative duty and responsibility for reporting perceived misconduct, including actual or potential violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, or this organization’s standards/code of conduct.
 
The employee shall work well under pressure, meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines and the employee shall at all times demonstrate a cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.

The Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit, qualifications, potential and competency.   The Hospital policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.  Discrimination can also include failing to reasonably accommodate religious practices or qualified individuals with disabilities where the accommodation does not pose an undue hardship.  All such discrimination is unlawful.
 
The Hospital is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities.  This commitment applies to all persons involved in the Hospital operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Hospital, including supervisors and coworkers.

 
 

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