CODER I in San Diego, CA at Scripps Med Foundation Administration

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsible for correct and timely coding of all medical records utilizing appropriate systems. Codes procedures, diagnoses or conditions, working from the appropriate medical record. May provide instructions to lower level coders as needed. Converts diagnosis and procedure data from patient medical record to ICD-9-CM/ICD-10 or similar coding scheme. Completes reimbursement or data abstraction forms for submission to appropriate parties. Identifies and sequences the diagnoses and procedures following all medical necessity guidelines. Meets productivity and quality standards. Interacts with physicians and other staff to clarify documentation.documentation.
This position is responsible for the timely and accurate review and resolution of coding related claim edit work queues in Epic.  This positions supports the timely and accurate billing of claims to the payer for payment and helps prevent untimely rejections and A/R denial adjustments by working edits timely and billing claims out timely.

Job Requirements

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: Good critical thinking and analytical skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Required Certification/Registration: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from American Academy of Professional Coders

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: Associates Degree in Health Information Technology

Scripps Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression), age, marital status, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.