Medical Coding - Baystate Health

Req#: R20709
Category(s): Information Technology/Health Information Management, Medical Coding
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First

Summary: 

This position is responsible for the accurate coding of either inpatient coding or outpatient coding. All tasks need to be performed following the Operating Principles of Baystate Health

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Review medical record documentation for the accurate assigment of ICD-9-CM and/or CPT codes to medcial records.

2) Ensure the quality and integrity of coding which includes accurate determination of principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, primary procedure and secondary procedures based on all approved documentation in an inpatient/outpatient record and the appropriate code assignment based on coding conventions.

3) Participates in educational coding meetings either onsite or offsite.

4) Maintains confidentiality of patient information.

5) Contributes to the general efficiency of the section and the department.

6) Works with HIM Compliance to address documention and improve quality.

7) Meets,maintains and sometimes exceeds the departmental policy on productivty and quality.

8) Assists in training of Coding Specialist-Associate when needed.

Required Work Experience: 

1) 2-4 years experience as a coder in a hospital setting

Preferred Work Experience: 

1) None Listed

Skills and Competencies: 

1) Thorough knowledge of ICD-9-CM codes, CPT codes, APC's, APG's, and DRG's, as appropriate

You Belong At Baystate

At Baystate Health we know that treating one another with dignity and equity is what elevates respect for our patients and staff. It makes us not just an organization, but also a community where you belong. It is how we advance the care and enhance the lives of all people.

DIVERSE TEAMS. DIVERSE PATIENTS. DIVERSE LOCATIONS.

Education:

GED or HiSET (Required)

Certifications:

Certified Coding Specialist – American Health Information Management Association, Certified Professional Coder – American Academy of Professional Coders

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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