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OUTPATIENT CODER 1 at Yale New Haven Health

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Job Description:

OVERVIEW

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Performs a variety of coding activities involving charging and billing of simple records including but not limited to ED to Admits, GI, Bronchoscopy, office visits and ancillary as a mechanism for indexing medical information used for statistics for hospital, regional, and government planning, accurate hospital reimbursement, research, utilization and appropriateness of care. Work may include coding for more complex procedures.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

RESPONSIBILITIES

* 1. Analyzes and codes patient encounters in a timely and accurate manner to ensure quality data and timely billing.

* 1.1 Completes assigned work ensuring department benchmarks are met or exceeded consistently in accordance with current industry standards and use of current technologies.

* 2. Maintains professional skills and remains engaged in the goals and vision of the organization to ensure the department functions efficiently and accurately with integrity.

* 2.1 Actively participates in staff meetings and offers constructive suggestions for improving the process.

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QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION

High school graduate with additional training in ICD-10, CPT-4, and E&M Coding. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Physician-based (CCS-P) certification through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) is required.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of one (1) year experience with some understanding of hospital reimbursement, ICD-10, CPT-4, and E&M classification systems. Knowledge of YNHHS computerized encoder systems.

LICENSURE

Certified Coder: CPC, COC, CCS or other applicable coding certification through the AAPC and/or AHIMA required.

SPECIAL SKILLS

Knowledge of anatomy/physiology, medical terminology, ICD-10 CM and PCS, and CPT coding. Knowledge of E&M professional coding. Good communication skills, ability to exercise good judgment, independent logic, and excellent computer data entry skills.