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Coding Certified Specialist
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Work Setting: Hospital
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Certified Coding Specialist

Jefferson Health delivers state-of-the-art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 7,800 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21 st century professional education. We have 30,000 employees.

Jefferson Health , with 14 hospitals (three are Magnet-designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 50+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually . This year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital as the 16 th best hospital in the nation, and among the nation’s best in 11 specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 69 such centers in the nation.

Thomas Jefferson University, nationally recognized for advancing groundbreaking developments in healthcare education and research, recently combined with Philadelphia University, internationally known for architecture, design, engineering, textiles and more. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) has nine colleges and three schools dedicated to interprofessional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet-to-be-imagined careers.

As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment.  Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

Review medical record clinical documentation and diagnostic results as appropriate to extract data and apply appropriate ICD-9-CM and CPT codes for billing, internal and external reporting, research, and regulatory compliance. Under the direction of the Director of Coding and Data Operations, accurately code conditions and procedures as documented in the ICD-9-CM and CPT Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.

Essential Functions

•Abstracts relevant clinical information from the medical records. Assigns ICD-9-CM and CPT codes in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines.
•Refers coding issues to Certified Advisory Coding Specialist/Quality Administrator in a timely manner for determination and guideline development.
•Maintains a coding accuracy rate of not less than 95% based on internal performance improvement reviews.
•Abstracts related demographic and clinical data and enters into computer and ensures that the
details are consistent with statistical needs of the department. Inpatient coding productivity shall not be less than 6 records per hour.
•Ambulatory surgery coding productivity shall not be less than 5-6 records per hour.
•Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the core values of the Hospital.

Required Qualifications


Certification: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required or Certified Procedure Coder (CPC) Certification required or RHIA or RHIT required. If RHIA or RHIT then CCS is required within one year from date of hire.

Experience: Minimum of two years inpatient or outpatient coding experience. If no prior coding experience, the incumbent must have RHIA or RHIT, or related certifications.

Education Qualifications

Education:  High School Diploma or GED Required. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management preferred.


Full Comprehensive Benefits Package

Instructions for Resume Submission

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Posted: September 21, 2018 at 1:24 PM
Post ID: 30678

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