Coding Specialist

March 18, 2024 |

Department: HIM

Status/Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Location: Hartford, KY

For more information contact: Angela Dowden, adowden@ochcares.com

Qualifications:

  • Education:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent;
    • CPC, CPC-A, CCS-P certification required or willingness to test within one year of hire date
  • Experience: Previous HIM/coding experience preferred
  • Additional Requirements: Computer experience preferred. Ability to work in a fast paced, sometimes stressful, environment.

Job Description:

  • Codes/charges/bills Provider Practice encounter records following accepted coding guidelines, correct coding initiatives and policies and procedures.
  • May also code other encounters as indicated.
  • Assures appropriate documentation is available for complete and accurate coding.
  • Develops query forms and queries provider or appropriate staff for coding clarification as required and obtains necessary documentation as indicated.
  • Checks for medical necessity for required tests and codes based on documentation in the record.
  • Works coder actions as required to keep coding backlog and denials to a minimum.
  • May perform coding audits on occasion.
  • RAC preparation / assistance as indicated

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