Coding Specialist

Saunders Medical Center


Saunders Medical Center, located in Wahoo, NE, is currently looking for a PRN Coding Specialist.

Job Description:

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.

  • 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 ability required.
  • Identify and assign ICD-9 CM principal and secondary diagnoses and ICD-9 CM and CPT procedure codes in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines, including correct coding initiative.
  • Maintain a minimum accuracy rate consistent with CMS regulations and internal reimbursement expectations.
  • Assist the business office in clarification of coding versus reimbursement issues.
  • Participate in coding meetings and educational conferences to maintain coding accuracy.
  • Ensure confidentiality of patient information.
  • Assist with trauma registry abstraction.
  • Assist with utilization review.
  • Assist in educating hospital personnel, patients and other health care providers of the policies and procedures related to coding process.
  • Use department computers in an appropriate efficient manner.
  • Assist with gathering information for ER peer review.
  • Assist in remaining compliant with EMTALA paperwork.
  • Participate in quarterly QM projects as assigned by HIM Manager or Director.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining policies and procedures as assigned by the HIM Manager.
  • Assist in filing all medical records.
  • Assist all departments throughout Saunders Medical Center to locate needed reports and records.
  • Destroy all inpatient and outpatient records according to policy and state and federal regulations.
  • Assist in maintaining all file areas in an orderly fashion.
  • Participate in all safety, security and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.
  • Uphold confidentiality and HIPAA compliance at all times and report violations to the Privacy Officer.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager.

Supervisory responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

Disclosure Statement:

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.

Certificates, licenses, registrations:

RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CPC, and CPC-H preferred.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must have previous experience.
  • Associate degree in HIM preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of computer and standard office equipment.
  • Must have previous experience in medical terminology, transcription, ICD-9 CM and CPT coding.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.

Education Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent.

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