The Clinic Coder is responsible for assigning appropriate ICD-10-CM and CPT diagnosis and procedure codes for services rendered in the inpatient and outpatient setting; abstracts clinical and demographic information into hospital and financial databases.
The Clinic Coder 1 reports directly to the Executive Director of Clinic Operations.
Assigns ICD-10-CM and CPT classification codes according to established coding guidelines.
Abstracts clinical, diagnosis, procedural and demographic information as specified by hospital policies and procedures.
Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or are inadequate, ambiguous or unclear for coding purposes.
Keeps abreast of coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements. Brings any identified concerns to Director Health Information Management for resolution.
Meets established coding productivity and accuracy standards.
Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association.
a.) Required to obtain CPC certification within one year of employment.