OP Coder 1

CT:Branford",
Oct 26, 2020

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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.

Under the general direction of the OP Coding Supervisor, the Documentation Reviewer Analyst The Data Validation Analyst performs a variety of data entry, computer reporting, and other activities related to ensure the integrity and accuracy of Inpatient and Outpatient Coding. EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran. is responsible for a comprehensive review of medical record documentation and performs a variety of coding related activities in one complex outpatient coding service line. Work may include, but is not limited to: coding cases, prioritizing assigned coding tasks ,resolving claim edits, handling individual coding workload, working stop bills (if assigned), and sending queries, as needed, to clinical staff.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Reviews medical record documentation to determine appropriate ICD-10-CM codes in accordance with official coding guidelines.
  • 2. Reviews medical record documentation and accurately selects the appropriate CPT codes, modifiers, and ICD-10-PCS, when applicable, in accordance with official coding guidelines. This includes resolving CCI edits, as applicable.
  • 3. Maintains a minimum of 95% overall coding quality score in diagnostic, procedural, and modifier code selection.
  • 4. Maintains the productivity expectations as defined by the department for the coding service line.
  • 5. Capable of coding a minimum of one complex OP service line, which would include: Cardiology, Interventional Radiology, Observation, Oncology, or Same Day Surgery at proficiency.
  • 6. Participates and seeks out career development activities by reading journals, coding articles, researching procedures and/or disease processes to ensure appropriate code selection, regularly attends coding education sessions, and actively participates in learning circles.
  • 7. Uses department resources regularly and follows workflows, with minimal assistance or intervention, to perform daily work to meet CFB (candidate for billing) goals.
  • 8. Resolves cases returned coder for education and/or errors, and uses feed back to improve ongoing performance.
  • 9. Handles coding DNBs and stop bills (if assigned), or other projects and/or coding initiatives as assigned.
  • 10. Works with peers and/or leadership to create and maintain accurate up-to-date policies and procedures.
  • 11. Exhibits enthusiasm for the profession, embraces educational opportunities and department support offered and remains engaged in the goals and vision of the department.

Qualifications

EDUCATION


Associates


EXPERIENCE


Requires a minimum of 2 years of outpatient or professional coding experience in a complex service line. Coding experience may be partly substituted for a college degree with an RHIT/RHIA credential or CCS/CCS-P coding credential. Prior experience in Epic and 3M encoder is preferred.


LICENSURE


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SPECIAL SKILLS


Good understanding and navigation of the current electronic medical record as well as processes associated with Chime, Truven, Premier, etc. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to exercise good judgment , independent logic, light typing, and excellent computer data entry skills. Computer system experience including familiarity with encoder systems.


PHYSICAL DEMAND


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Job Info

Job: 22862

Department: HIM Coding
Category: HIM/MED RECORDS
Sub Category: GENERAL CLERICAL
Status: Part Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 24