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Hospital Coder
Our Lady of The Lake Regional Medical Center

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Work Setting: Hospital
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Job Description

The Coder 2- Hospital abstracts all Emergency procedures utilizing the International Classification of Disease, Clinical Modifications (ICD-9-CM) system and the Current Procedure Terminology (CPT-4)/HCPCS guidelines for code assignments. Determines and enters charges for ER facility procedures and ER visit levels.

Job Duties

  • Reviews medical record documentation to validate procedure charge indicated by nursing staff and accurately enters charges for procedure selected on chart ticket.
  • Accurately assigns appropriate procedure codes to emergency room patient records using ICD-9-CM system and CPT-4/HCPCS coding guidelines
  • Using 3M system, abstracts data elements related to procedures performed in the emergency department. Determines the appropriate sequencing of procedures.
  • Accurately and completely appends modifiers to CPT/HCPCS codes as required.
  • Accurately and completely posts charges for Drug Administration services (injections and infusions) in compliance with regulatory drug administration guidelines. Units of service are correctly selected.
  • Assists the Business Office and external agencies in clarification of coding regarding reimbursement issues. Handles all requests in a timely fashion.
  • Utilizes nurses (Lynx) charge ticket to accurately and efficiently enter charges for evaluation and management (E&M) facility visits.
  • Consistently places records on pending diagnosis code status to prevent premature bill drop.
  • Maintains an accuracy rate of not less than 93% based on internal and/or external review and productivity standards, engages in problem identification and resolution, and assists in data gathering and chart auditing as necessary.
  • Participates in educational programs (including those provided and required by the Health Information Management Department), in-services and training sessions as required
  • When appropriate, the Coding/Billing Specialist shares his/her own expertise with others in an effort to further the quality of education and personal growth provided to new personnel, volunteers and interning students.

Minimum Requirements & Education

RHIT/RHIA plus 2 years of acute care coding experience, or 4 years acute care coding experience; RHIT/RHIA with ICD-10 curriculum substitutes for all experience; CCS substitutes for 1 year of acute care coding experience

High School Diploma

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Posted: May 12, 2021 at 12:28 PM
Post ID: 60710

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