Coding Specialist II
Education: Education and credentials as Registered Health Information Administrator, Registered Health Information Technician, and/or Certified Coding Specialist, with proven experience as a qualified coder. Associate’s or Bachelor’s level of education in related health field preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 1 full year of coding inpatient, observation, and/or day surgery records at CRMC with an accuracy rate of 95% or above, and with a productivity rate that meets the standards as set by the Coding Manager. New hires with experience that meets criteria at another acute care hospital must provide proof in writing to be hired in as a Coding Specialist II. If they do not demonstrate their advanced skills, productivity and quality in the first 3 months, they may be demoted back to a Coding Specialist I.
Skills: Demonstrates excellent understanding of ICD-10-CM /PCS and CPT-4 coding functions, billing requirements and coding compliance. Knowledge of general office procedures, proficient keyboard and computer skills, knowledge of general office equipment and procedures. Must possess ability to work well under pressure, to function independently and dependently, and to be flexible in applying knowledge to a variety of situations. Must possess the ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines without being reminded and be flexible to changing needs of the Hospital and Department. Able to organize work to process in an efficient manner. Strong oral and written communication skills. Communicates well with others of all levels. Cooperative, congenial and positive behavior exhibited. .Must display tact and diplomacy in a variety of situations, with behavior and personal appearance reflecting a good image of Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
This position is responsible for coding and abstracting of medical records.