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Medical Records Coder 1

System Offices - Telestar 615354 Full Time 2990 Telestart Court, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US
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Job Description

As a Medical Records Coder 1, you will act as a resource to the physicians to ensure accurate and complete documentation in order to support the ICD-10 diagnosis codes. To help achieve our mission, you will ensure the accurate and complete assignment of ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes that are supported by medical record documentation for inpatient and outpatient records. Your ability to code records in line with productivity and quality standards is of vital importance.

Job Responsibilities
 
  • Resolves OCE and medical necessity edits.
  • Provides education to physicians on ICD-10-CM coding.
  • Appends or corrects modifiers and resolves NCI, LCD, NCD, OCE and MUE edits when required.
  • Meets Coding quality standards established by the Coding Operations Director and the Coding Manager.
  • Makes recommendations to physicians on documentation required to support ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
  • Ensures that ICD-9-CM diagnosis accuracy rate code records are in line with productivity and quality standards.
  • Assigns the appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes to Outpatient records after review of the Outpatient medical record documentation.


Additional Requirements

Education:

High School or GED

Experience:

  • Successful completion of an AHIMA approved program in Coding or Health Information Technology that includes a clinical practicum with CCA certification.

 

  • Successful completion of an AHIMA approved program in Coding, Health Information Technology that includes a clinical practicum with CCA certification or AAPC approved certified inpatient coder.

 

  • Successful completion of an AHIMA or AAPC approved or other accredited coding program.

 

  • Successful completion of AHIMA or AAPC approved program in Coding or Health Information Technology that includes a clinical practicum with CCA or CPC-A certification required. AHIMA RHIA, RHIT, CCS certification or AAPC CPC or COC credentials also accepted.

Certification:

  • CCA or CPC-A certification, CCA or CPC-A certification or AHIMA RHIA, RHIT, CCS certification or AAPC CPC or COC credentials also accepted.
  • CCA, CPC-A, or CIC certification, RHIA, RHIT, CCS or CPC certification, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CCA or CPC-A certification

Skills:

Computer literacy required.

Preferred: Experience as a medical coder within healthcare.