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OUTPATIENT CODER 2 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 the simple to moderately complex records including but not limited to Same Day Surgical accounts, observation visits and those cases coded by a Coder 1 as a mechanism for indexing medical information; which is used for completion of statistics for hospital, regional and government planning, accurate hospital reimbursement, research, utilization and appropriateness of care.

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 evaluation and management coding. CCS, CCS-P, CPC, or COC certification required.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of two (2) years' experience coding outpatient medical records using ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT-4 and E&M classification systems required. Proficient with ICD-10-PCS coding.

LICENSURE

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

SPECIAL SKILLS

In-depth knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and disease process. Comprehensive understanding in use of ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT-4, and E&M coding systems, as well as understanding of APCs. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to exercise good judgment, independent logic, intermediate to advanced level computer data entry (numerical and alphabetical) skills. Computer system experience including familiarity with encoder systems.