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Coding Specialist
Saunders Medical Center

Location: Wahoo, Nebraska
Work Setting: Other
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Saunders Medical Center, located in Wahoo, NE, is currently looking for a PRN Coding Specialist.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

Identify and assign ICD-9 CM principal and secondary diagnoses and ICD-9 CM and CPT procedure codes in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines, including correct coding initiative.

Maintain a minimum accuracy rate consistent with CMS regulations and internal reimbursement expectations.

Assist the business office in clarification of coding versus reimbursement issues.

Participate in coding meetings and educational conferences to maintain coding accuracy.

Ensure confidentiality of patient information.

Assist with trauma registry abstraction.

Assist with utilization review.

Assist in educating hospital personnel, patients and other health care providers of the policies and procedures related to coding process.

Use department computers in an appropriate efficient manner.

Assist with gathering information for ER peer review.

Assist in remaining compliant with EMTALA paperwork.

Participate in quarterly QM projects as assigned by HIM Manager or Director.

Assist in developing and maintaining policies and procedures as assigned by the HIM Manager.

Assist in filing all medical records.

Assist all departments throughout Saunders Medical Center to locate needed reports and records.

Destroy all inpatient and outpatient records according to policy and state and federal regulations.

Assist in maintaining all file areas in an orderly fashion.

Participate in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.

Uphold confidentiality and HIPAA compliance at all times and report violations to the Privacy Officer.

Other duties as assigned by the Manager.


This position has no supervisory responsibility.


The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.




RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CPC, and CPC-H preferred.

Required Qualifications


Must have previous experience.


Associate degree in HIM preferred.

Basic knowledge of computer and standard office equipment.

Must have previous experience in medical terminology, transcription, ICD-9 CM and CPT coding.

Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

Education Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

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Posted: November 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM
Post ID: 56018

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