Coding Specialist II at Parkland Health and Hospital System (PHHS) in Dallas, Texas

Posted in Other 6 days ago.





Job Description:

Interested in a career with both meaning and growth? Whether your abilities are in direct patient care or one of the many other areas of healthcare administration and support, everyone at Parkland works together to fulfill our mission: the health and well-being of individuals and communities entrusted to our care. By joining Parkland, you become part of a diverse healthcare legacy that's served our community for more than 125 years. Put your skills to work with us, seek opportunities to learn and join a talented team where patient care is more than a job. It's our passion.

Primary Purpose:

-The primary purpose of the Coding Specialist II is to code and verify data necessary to ensure correct coding, abstracting and billing on emergency department (ED), same day surgery (SDS), outpatient clinic (OPC),observation (OBS) and/or inpatient OB/newborn encounters.

- This position requires the coder to be highly proficient in the proper assignment of ICD-10 CM, PCS, CPT, HCPCS and modifier codes.

-Demonstrates the ability to provide direction to coding staff as it relates to coding integrity, established coding guidelines and Parkland's policies to ensure accuracy of recorded patient medical information and appropriate reimbursement for services rendered.

Minimum Specifications Education:

- High school diploma required

- Must have successfully completed an approved coding program OR Must be a graduate of a health Information Management program.

- Must have strong knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and possess strong application skills.

Experience:

-Must have six (6) years of coding experience in a hospital environment.

Equivalent Education and/or Experience:

-May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.

Certification/Registration/Licensure:

-Must be certified through the American Health Information Management Association as one of the following:


  • Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT)

  • Registered Health Informationn Management Administrator (RHIA)

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist, Physician Based (CCS-P) OR

-Must be certified through the American Association of Procedural Coders (AAPC) as one of the following:


  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

  • Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H)

  • Certified Outpatient Coder (COC)

Required Tests for Placement Skills or Special Abilities:

- Must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of ICD-9/ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4/HCPCS coding and abstracting, APC classification and reimbursement structures, applicable coding edits and general knowledge of Local Coverage.

- Must score a minimum of 80% on a pre-employment coding test.

- Contract coders with a proven coding accuracy rate of 95% at Parkland Health and Hospital System are exempt from this requirement.

- Must have knowledge of medical terminology, the human disease process, anatomy and physiology.

- Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in coding and encoder skills.

- Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of computer software applications including MS Office and Computer Assisted Coding (CAC).

Responsibilities:

1. Codes and abstract all episodes of care on emergency department (ED), same day surgery (SDS), outpatient clinic (OPC),observation (OBS) and/or inpatient OB/newborn encounters according to coding conventions, guidelines and hospital policy, analyzing questionable documentation to ensure to the accuracy of information and resolves identified issues.

2. Assigns appropriate diagnosis and procedures codes utilizing ICD 10-CM/PCS and CPT coding according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements. May assist in training and reviewing the work of other coders for accuracy and efficiency.

3. Achieve and maintain 95% accuracy on quality reviews and assigned productivity standards.

4. May verify, edit and/or enter charges based on documentation or insurance requirements reporting any discrepancies in a timely manner.

5. Updates, as appropriate, patient database with classification codes and resolves conflicts or inconsistencies to provide sufficient patient health information according to Parklands standards.

6. Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of health information management by attending workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.

7. Identifies ways to improve work processes and improve customer satisfaction. Makes recommendations to supervisor, implements, and monitors results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department and Parkland.

8. Facilitate a positive working relationship with physicians, nurses, and medical staff and hospital employees to ensure that all work related encounters are productive.

9. Maintains knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws and guidelines that impact the Coding area. Develops effective internal controls designed to promote adherence with applicable laws, accreditation agency requirements, and federal, state, and private health plans. Seeks advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.

10. Maintains CE hours and renew annual coding credentials.

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