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Health Information Coder - On-Site Only - $5, 000 Signing Bonus

Company: Hendricks Behavioral Hospital
Location: Evansville
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Health Information Coder is responsible for accurate medical coding for inpatient and outpatient services, diagnostic tests and other medical services rendered to each patient, ensuring compliance with all state and federal laws, rules/regulations of licensing agencies and within the Joint Commission standards for the quality of patient care.PRIMAR Y RESPONSIBILITIESComply with all legal requirements regarding coding procedures and practicesParticipate audits and coding reviews to ensure all documentation is accurate and preciseAssign and sequence all codes for services renderedCollaborate with billing department to ensure all bills are satisfied in a timely mannerCommunicate with insurance companies about coding errors and disputesSubmit statistical data for analysis and research by other departmentsContact physician and other health care professionals with questions about treatments or diagnostic tests given to patients with regard to coding proceduresMaintain confidentiality of medical records, ensuring the release of files and/or records toonly appropriate and authorized authorities.Inform all facility staff of confidentiality policies pertaining to medical records, and remaincurrent on all laws and regulations regarding confidentiality of patient/medical information.Ensure effective organization and completion of assignments.Respond to inter-departmental and external inquiries and questions.Follow through with the preparation and/or revisions to medical record, forms, ensuring compliance with all requirements of The Joint Commission, applicable state and federal laws, Bylaws and Rules/Regulations.Prepare as requested statistical reports for Director of Health Information Management.Assist in the abstraction and analysis of data from the medical record for medical care evaluation studies, patterns of patient care and Performance Improvement.Assure continuous professional development of self and staff, by attending professional meetings, seminars, and training.Demonstrate a professional attitude and support the objectives of the facility's guest relations philosophy through internal and external communications and interactions with all levels of staff, patients, family members, guests, and community and referral sources.Adhere to facility, department, corporate, personnel, and standard policies and procedures.Attend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality.Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives. Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information.QUALIFICATIONSEducation: High school diploma or GED and equivalent combination of education and experience.Experience: Minimum five years' of medical coding experience preferred. Minimum of 2 years of medical in the mental health and chemical dependency field preferred. Thorough knowledge of medical records coding and medical terminology required.Licensure: Certification as a medical coder with AAPC, AAMB, AHIMA, or AGPAM required.

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