Job Description

Job #:      2663
Job Category:      Health Information Management
Facility:      Oroville Hospital
Open Date:      09.05.14
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 At least two years experience in the medical records field with knowledge of principles and practice of ICD-9-CM and CPT classification systems, DRG methodology, and the UHDDS guidelines.  Must have knowledge regarding the guidelines related to these coding systems, DRG methodology and the ability to follow the detailed guidelines related to their use and understands importance of proper sequencing and coding according to official coding guidelines.  Ability to read handwritten and transcribed documents in the health record, interpret information and enter complete accurate data into a computer system.  Comprehensive knowledge of medical diagnostic and procedural terminology required.  Understanding of disease process, anatomy and physiology necessary for assigning accurate numeric and alpha-numeric codes.  Must be certified in coding (or equivalent RHIT or RHIA) and proficient at coding outpatient, inpatient, inpatient Medicare and ECU health record encounters.

Duties &

 The DRG Coder/Abstractor will review, analyze and accurately assign ICD-9 codes as well as appropriate Cpt-4 codes for all inpatient, inpatient Medicare, ECU and outpatient health records to generate a clinical patient database as well as assuring optimum reimbursement. The DRG Coder/Abstractor will review the medical record to assure that it has been appropriately and adequately analyzed and flagged for physician assistance in completion of the medical record.

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Light- generally lifting not more than 20 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs.

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