ED / Clinic Coding Specialist
Why Mount Nittany Health?
At Mount Nittany Health, we provide high-quality patient care with a unique combination of the latest in clinical technology and compassionate medical professionals. We are committed to improving both the quality and availability of healthcare in our region and seek to hire only the best to support the communities we serve.
The responsibility of the ED/Clinic Coding Specialist is to search a patient’s entire medical record to ensure comprehensive coding and abstracting utilizing the coding rules, principles and ethics under the supervision of the Coding Supervisor and Manager, Health Information Management. With reimbursement contingent upon coding, it is the responsibility of the ED/Clinic Coding Specialist to have knowledge of ICD-10, CPT-4 and APC coding rules and principles. Review all claims for accurate departmental charges before billing and to make medical determinations. Contact physician’s offices by telephone or fax for diagnosis.
1) Graduate of an approved Health Information Management Technology program, preferred, with Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentials, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or other relevant credential, relevant experience, required or eligible.
2) As a secondary preference will also consider graduates of Medical Secretarial program with current, acute care experience with ICD-10-, CPT, DRG, and APC coding rules and methodologies with Certified Coding Specialists (CCS) credential or other relevant credential, relevant experience, required or eligible.
1) No previous work experience is required.
2) Current, acute care experience with ICD-10, CPT, DRG, APC coding rules and methodologies preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
1) Demonstrates knowledge of diagnostic and procedural terminology, medical terminology and disease processes (anatomy and physiology).
2) Self-motivated individual with personal integrity to organize work and work independently.
3) Possesses typing skills with basic knowledge of computer operations.
4) Demonstrates communication skills necessary to approach the medical staff, hospital personnel, ancillary department etc. for any clarifications regarding record questions or problems utilizing coding rules and principles.
1) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentials, Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or other relevant credential, relevant experience, preferred.
2) RHIT and/or CCS credential is required within one (1) year of the hire/transfer date.
3) Once credentialed, maintains Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentials and/or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or other relevant credential by completing continuing education.