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Comanche County Medical Center
TX, United States
9 days ago
Comanche County Medical Center
Texas, United States
9 days ago

Description

Comanche County Medical Center is seeking an experienced Medical Records Inpatient Coding Specialist for our stellar Medical Records team!

CCMC is a rural, Critical Access Hospital located between Comanche & De Leon, serving the residents of Comanche County. We are community-minded and the patient comes first!

We offer competitive wages & benefits!

Scope/Impact

The Medical Coding Specialist is a certified/credentialed medical coding professional with a minimum three years’ experience coding medical Inpatient, Outpatient Facility or Pro Fee services. The medical coding department operates in a high quality/low production coding environment. Comanche County Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital with a maximum capacity of 25 beds, allowing concentrated time for exceptional coding skill developments. The coding/EMR system includes 3M and Encoder Pro for effective, efficient and accurate coding for coders familiar with the CPT/ ICD CM/PCS coding guidelines.  The Professional Medical Coder will work independently under the direction of coding manager. Work production is maintained through system measures including quality performance measure, audits and productivity accountability. This position requires consistent and effective communication with providers and medical records specialist, demanding a professional demeanor.

The certified/credential medical coder identifies and forwards charting deficiencies to the appropriate department for resolution, querying provider for additional information and code completed charts for billing. The certified/credential medical coder serves as a liaison for the HIM-Coding department and Revenue Cycle Management team, resolving coding errors and claim denials. As a certified /credential medical coder all credential/certifications must remain active. The successful medical coder must be committed to accurate medical professional coding for inpatient and outpatient services, diagnostic tests and Pro Fee medical services rendered to each patient.

Position Summary

The Medical Records Inpatient Coding Specialist is a certified/credentialed medical coding professional with a minimum tthree years’ experience coding medical Inpatient services. The medical coding department operates in a high quality/low production coding environment. Comanche County Medical Center is a Critical Access Hospital with a maximum capacity of 25 beds, allowing concentrated time for exceptional coding skill developments. The Medical Records Inpatient Coding Specialist will work independently under the direction of HIM Director. Work production is maintained through system measures including quality performance measure, audits and productivity accountability. This position requires consistent and effective communication with providers and medical records specialist, demanding a professional demeanor. The certified/credential medical coder identifies and forwards charting deficiencies to the appropriate department for resolution, querying provider for additional information and code completed charts for billing. The certified/credential medical coder serves as a liaison for the HIM-Coding department and Revenue Cycle Management team, resolving coding errors and claim denials. As a certified /credential medical coder all credential/certifications must remain active. The successful medical coder must be committed to accurate medical professional coding for inpatient and outpatient services, diagnostic tests and Pro Fee medical services rendered to each patient.

Job Functions

  • Will assign all CPT ICD CM, ICD 10 PCS, and CPT codes.
  • Medical Coding Specialist will follow all coding guidelines identified within the ICD CM, ICD PCS and CPT coding Guidelines
  • Is expected to adhered to CMS, OIG, Insurance carriers and other governing body’s policies and guidelines to assure the most appropriate ICD 10, ICD 10 PCS and CPT codes are assigned.
  • Ensures code assignments are based on the current and active data sources
  • Is expected to meet coding production.
  • Completes assigned reports to address claim denials and coding errors.
  • Communicates through queries, with physicians and other health care professionals, in the absence of complete medical records
  • Review patient charts and documents for accuracy and completeness
  • Reports missing or incomplete documentation
  • Work with the Revenue Cycle Management team to address coding issues and claim denials
  • Actively participate in the Edit and Denial resolution process
  • Must remain flexible and able to work on-site or off-site
  • Must perform additional duties as assigned

"The essential job functions as stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a Medical Coding Specialist. The stated job functions are designed to serve as a guide for the medical coding professional. Other duties and assignments and responsibilities may supersede the listed as the department needs increase.

May perform other duties as assigned or requested



Requirements

Credential(s)

One or more of the following:

  • AHIMA- Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist – Professional (CCS-P) ; or
  • AAPC-Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Outpatient Coder (COC)

Education Required                                                     

High school diploma or equivalent

Understanding of medical terminology, anatomy & physiology and pharmacology

Preferred:

Completion of some college level HIM/Coding courses

Medical Coding Certification

Amount and Type of Experience                                             

Advanced knowledge of personal computers, Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office Suites, including Excel, Power Point, Word.   Advanced knowledge of ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, HCPCS codes –Ability to work with EMR/Encoders

SKILLS

  • Medical Inpatient/Outpatient or Pro Fee Coding Guidelines
  • Ability to Think analytically/critically
  • Effective Oral/Written communications
  • Maintain coding credential(s) and attends in-service training as required
  • Ability to work independently or as an active member of a team
  • Strong computer skills in data entry, coding, and knowledge of 3M Encoder software
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Problem Solver

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIVERSAL COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

Models CCMC values:

  • Demonstrates high ethical and legal standards.
  • Follows regulatory and compliance standards.

ORGANIZATIONAL CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Communicates openly and timely to address, prevent or curcumvent potient departmetnal problems/issues or breaches/litigations
  • Shares information appropriately.  Encourages and receives differential  
  • Responds promptly to messages/requests.

SAFETY

Each employee is responsible for providing a safe, functional, and productive environment in which the health, safety, privacy, and comfort of patients, visitors, employees, volunteers, and contractors are the priority. Employees are expected to be committed to providing a safe workplace for all and will comply with all federal, state, and local safety and health regulations. Each employee is responsible for being alert and recognizing any unsafe conditions and reporting them immediately to his/her Manager. All employees are expected to follow safety policies and procedures.

QUALITY

All employees will be held accountable for behaviors displayed relative to the promotion of and adherence to the Code of Conduct as well as the values articulated in the Mission and Values Statement: "CCMC is committed to a community trust. We pledge to provide quality health care through caring, efficient, responsive, and courteous service every day while addressing the ever-changing health care needs of the people we serve. CCMC will be the recognized provider of excellent and compassionate health care for the customers we serve while striving to promote community wellness and health." 

POTENTIAL SAFETY HAZARDS:

Extended periods of walking, standing, lifting and sitting

Occasional heavy lifting when moving or supporting patients

ERGONOMICS

Potential Hazard:  Static postures such as sitting or standing and prolonged computer use can cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), primarily if the work is conducted in an awkward position, requires excessive force, or includes repetitive motion.

Job Description Acknowledgement

By my signature below, I acknowledge that I have read and understood my duties and responsibilities. I further agree to abide by the policies, rules, and regulations of Comanche County Medical Center and by all other local, state, and federal rules and laws as applicable to Medicare-certified hospitals.

If you have experience working in a medical records department for a hospital/health care office, please visit the Careers page on the CCMC website (www.comanchecmc.org) to complete and submit an employment application.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59224640
  • Location:
    Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Medical Coding Specialist
  • Company Name: Comanche County Medical Center
  • Job Specialties: Coder/medical coder
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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