Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown, Ky, Full-time

The Coder is accountable for conversion of diagnoses and treatment/procedures into codes using the International Classification of Diseases/Procedural Code Set (ICD-10-CM/PCS), and Current Procedural Terminology Manual (CPT-4) and abstracting this data from the medical records of discharged patients. (Inpatient and Outpatients). Skilled in the sequencing of diagnoses/procedures to define the condition established after study to be chiefly responsible for occasioning the admission of the patient. Ensures that records are coded in an accurate and timely manner. Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) preferred or eligible having graduated from a school of Medical Record Science, or a coding program awaiting the examination, or in the process of obtaining a degree in health information, with previous work experience in ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding in an acute care setting required. Working knowledge of federal regulations governing reimbursement and official coding guidelines required. Computer skills required. Excellent communication skills to deal effectively with physicians, departmental personnel, business office personnel and other hospital staff required. Organizational skills and capability of working efficiently and effectively with varying workloads required. Ability to deal with stress and deadlines required.

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