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.