at Cook County Government in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Posting:May 25, 2023, 6:57:18 PMClosing Date:Jun 9, 2023, 4:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:7:30A.M.Shift End Time:3:00P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit:AFSCME 1178 Health and Hospital SystemsAFSCME 1178 Health and Hospital SystemsPosting Salary:$32.491 - HOURLY
Organization:Health and Hospital Systems

Shift: 7:30am-3:00pm

Job Summary AFSCME 1178
Under the supervision of a Coding Supervisor, the Health Information Management (HIM) Coder abstracts relevant clinical and demographic information from the medical record to identify the care rendered to the patient for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance.  The HIM Coder ensures that the medical record reflects accurate attending physician documentation for coding of physician and facility encounters. Assigns ICD-10-CM and PCS codes, CPT-4, and HCPCS Level II codes in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines for physician and facility encounters. Abstracts into a group and assigns Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) on inpatient accounts and applies Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APC) to outpatient accounts. With minimal errors, identifies principal and secondary diagnosis and procedures based upon federally mandated requirements, corporate requirements, and hospital policy. Maintains productivity standards and quality accuracy of 95% or above.
Typical Duties
Identifies and codes the principal and secondary diagnosis and procedures using ICD-10-CM and PCS, E/M, CPT-4, and HCPCS Level II codes with minimal errors as needed
Sequences diagnoses and procedures in accordance
Abstracts specific data and enters into the clinical abstracting database
Utilizes the encoder and other related databases and references to minimize coding errors
Attends departmental required in-service and training in-service programs
Attends the Hospital's annual in-service and training programs
Adheres to section/departmental procedures for work assignments
Meets quality and productivity standards
Adheres to the Departmental Standard Practices Guidelines
Adheres to Hospital attendance policies
Adheres to environmental requirements
Meets the standard for compliance of Continuing Education (CE) as defined by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or other licensing/certification agency
Performs assignments as scheduled with or without supervision
Maintains the confidentiality of information
Maintains a cooperative working relationship with the Health Information Management team
Works flexible hours including weekends, holidays and various shifts
Performs other duties as assigned, as required


Minimum Qualifications

A High School Diploma or G.E.D. is required (must provide proof at time of interview)
One (1) year of Coding experience within the last two (2) years is required
Applicant must possess one or more of the following certifications
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) (AHIMA)
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) (AHIMA)
Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P) (AHIMA)
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) )(AAPC) (must provide proof at time of interview)
Must be able to work flexible day shift hours is required

Preferred Qualifications
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) is preferred
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Word
Working knowledge of ICD9-CM and PCS, ICD10-CM and PCS
Working knowledge of CPT-4
Working knowledge of HCPCS Level II Codes
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Ability to code utilizing a computerized encoder/abstracting system
Ability to operate a PC in a windows environment
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends
Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and maintain confidentiality
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision

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Job Posting: 10960813

Posted On: May 25, 2023

Updated On: Jun 10, 2023

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