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Coder: 7:30a-4p, Full Time

Location:JAMESTOWN, NY
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Health Information Management (HIM)
Nursing/Non-Nursing-Shifts:Non-Nursing
Description:Assigns ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes and CPT-4 procedure codes according to type of service. Reviews record to identify all pertinent diagnoses and procedures. Enters demographic and coded data into computerized abstract.
CRITERIA FOR CODING LEVELS

LEVEL 1
•Medical terminology required, may have HIM and coding education
•No experience to minimal experience in an acute care setting-–under 3 years experience coding at an acute care facility

LEVEL 2
•Three (or more) complete years of experience in acute care coding
•Passes intermediate level coding evaluation

LEVEL 3
•Three (or more) complete years of experience as a Level 2 coder at our facility
•Credentialed as RHIA, RHIT, or CCS
•Maintains membership in AHIMA, NYHIMA, and HIMAWNY
•Passes mastery level coding evaluation
Duties:Knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 classification systems, APC and IRF-PAI. Experience in DRG reimbursement with Medicare and all-patient groupers. Knowledge of LMRP’s and use of correct payer modifier
Qualifications:College education with a major in health services preferred. Medical terminology required. RHIA, RHIT or CCS credentialed preferred. Knowledge of encoder operation preferred.


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