Regional Medical Center at Memphis Phy Coding Spec I in Memphis, Tennessee

Phy Coding Spec I

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Phy Coding/Revenue




Day shift

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Full Time

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Physician Coding Specialist I JOB SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Ensures the accurate coding of diagnosis and operative procedures within assigned services (ancillary, clinics and emergency department). Assists with clinical and financial assessments and/or reporting for medical staff and other hospital personnel as it pertains to coding, grouping and clinical abstracting of data in accordance with established polices and procedures. This incumbent will be trained during the first year of his/her job performance with intentions of advancement to Coding Specialist II within 24 months. JOB REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION: Completion of a Health Information Management, Medical Record Technology or an approved Coding curriculum, Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) program. Related combination of education/experience may be utilized. EXPERIENCE: One (1) year outpatient coding experience or combination of training and/or experience required in identifying and verifying diagnosis, accurately assigning, code and abstract outpatient services and resolve coding issues within an acute care facility. Thorough knowledge of classification and nomenclature, anatomy, medical terminology and medical records procedures and practices required. Demonstrated knowledge of ICD-9/ICD-10, CPT coding with the ability to interpret coding guidelines as well as state and federal laws governing the release of information. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with others to acquire needed information and maintain cooperative work relationships with HIM, hospital and medical staff. Demonstrated ability to utilize computer system to enter and retrieve patient information data. Must be able to pass a coding assessment exam. Proficiency and advancement to Coding Specialist II within 24 months required. LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION: Registered Record Administrator (RHIA), Accredited Record Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) required or must obtain certification within six (6) months from hire date. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires concentration and constant technical attention to accuracy and details for extended periods of time. High school diploma or equivalent is required Certified Coding Specialist Certified Professional Coder Registered Record Administrator (RHIA) 1-2 years experience is required Experience is required