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Pella Regional Health Center Coder-Hospital in Pella, Iowa

Responsible for ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding assignments of inpatient and/or outpatient diagnostic and procedural occurrences, sequencing of codes, and computer abstracting of data including Medicare coding. Responsible for data collection and dissemination. He/She will be educated and held responsible for the confidentiality of patient medical information. Will participate in process-improvement activities for the department.

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities:

v High School Graduate.

v ART or CCS certification preferred.

v Minimum of 3 years of ICD-9 and CPT-4 coding in a clinic and/or hospital setting.

v Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.

v Strong written and oral communication skills.

v Strong, positive communication skills.

v Strong computer knowledge with ability to learn specific coding system.

v Data entry, abstracting, indexing, data collection and statistical-gathering skills.

v Professional knowledge of various aspects of patient care, human anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.

v Knowledge of APGs, DRGs and reimbursement mandates.

v Medicare compliance knowledge.

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