Coding Specialist II - TCUC Central Business Office

 
Position: Coding Specialist II - TCUC Central Business Office

Job ID: 142971

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: TC URGENT CARE - CBO

Talent Area: Clerical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Urgent Care offers high-quality, efficient and affordable after-hours patient care in convenient community locations. Staffed by board-certified pediatricians who have privileges at Texas Children’s Hospital, our Urgent Care team can diagnose and treat a wide variety of common pediatric ailments, illnesses and conditions, including: asthma, strep throat, fever, minor burns, influenza, ear infections, allergic reactions and more. We also provide procedures such as antibiotic injections, breathing treatments, fracture care and splinting, IV (intravenous) fluids, lab services, laceration repair and x-rays on-site.

Summary:

We are searching for our next Coding Specialist—someone who can thrive in a fast-paced urgent care setting. In this position you’ll assign ICD-9-CM and CPT codes to outpatient and urgent care records. We need someone who can generate codes for the purposes of billing and research, and to provide information to government and regulatory agencies.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Assigns ICD-9-CM and CPT codes and generates DRG codes with 97% accuracy
  • Reviews and interprets documentation patient medical records to appropriately assign diagnosis and procedure codes
  • Reviews patient charges to determine necessary coding to complete the account
  • Identifies principle and secondary diagnoses as well as procedure codes from the electronic medical record and/or paper record
  • Utilizes the encoder to generate ICD-9-CM and CPT codes for diagnosis and procedures
  • Completes abstracts for records as appropriate with 97% accuracy
  • Checks discharge disposition and attending physician for correctness
  • Completes neonatal information regarding birth weight, gestational age, TPN, ECMO and number of ventilator days
  • Assists in correction of problem accounts
  • Identifies incorrect admit/discharge dates
  • Identifies incorrect patient type
  • Provides ICD-9 and CPT codes for Business Services and physician office requests regarding non-billed or non-reimbursed claims
  • Reviews charts for completeness
  • Participates in Coding Roundtable
  • Assists in auditing records
  • Maintains concurrent coding for inpatient records.
  • Assigns diagnosis and procedure codes for patients in-house


Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • At least one of the following credentials: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Two (2) years of experience in coding
  • Experience using an encoder is preferred
  • Experience using an electronic medical record is preferred


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