Job Title: Coding Specialist
Work Location: Brecksville Office
Reports To: Coding & Auditing Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt, hourly
Prepared and Approved By: Human Resources
Prepared Date: January 2001
Last Reviewed Date: August 2011
The Coding Specialist is responsible for the timely and accurate assignment of ICD-9 diagnosis codes and CPT 4 procedure codes to medical charts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assigns and enters data for appropriate insurance codes, ICD-9 and CPT4 codes
- Maintains a benchmark of 15 charts an hour for pro-fee coding and 10 an hour for facility coding
- Maintains quality assurance standard of 95% accuracy
- Coding must be performed consistently and within the time period(s) established by management
- Responsible for maintaining their certification CEU’s.
- Maintain confidentiality of patient chart, medical information and physician information including profiles and fees
- Other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities.
- Successful completion of CPT4 and ICD-9 coding class; Coding certification required.
- Strong data entry skills; alpha and numeric
- High degree of accuracy
- Ability to work independently
- Attention to detail required
- Ability to meet high volume production standards while maintaining accuracy standards
- Ability to interact with tact and diplomacy with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and organizational levels
- Demonstrated PC skills, i.e. proficient with MS Office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Excellent organizational, planning, and prioritization skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an Employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the Employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The Employee is occasionally required to stand and walk and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and Employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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