Professional Non-Clinical
2019-R0217446 Requisition #
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Job Summary / Job Purpose

Under general supervision, Coder II is responsible for abstracts and codes patient records in compliance with coding, billing and data collection guidelines of the organization. Typically responsible for moderately complex coding. Is able to work independently with limited oversight. May require direction from manager or more senior co-workers on more complex cases.

Key Responsibilities

• Accurately abstract information from the medial records into the appropriate coding systems, ensuring compliance with established guidelines.
• Determine the most appropriate diagnosis after a thorough review of the medical records. Work closely with practice staff with regards to coding and assignment of a MS-DRGs (Diagnosis Related Group) and APCs (Ambulatory Payment Classification).
• Code medical records using ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding rules and guidelines. Ensure through and compliant coding to support patient records and submission of billing for payment.
• Accurately sequence diagnostic and procedural codes according to organization specified procedures and assigns MSDRG/APC as appropriate. Provide codes various departments upon request.
• Enter and validate charges using appropriate tools and validates diagnoses with the medical documentation provided.
• Compare charges on accounts with the procedures coded and identifies any discrepancies. Notify Coding Manager of any discrepancies’ and collaborates as needed to rectify the account.
• Participate in special projects and/or completes other duties as assigned.

Education / Accreditation / Licensure (required & preferred):

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent required.
Associate degree in related field preferred.
Completion of college level course in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes and pharmacology preferred.
Current/valid certifications required:
Must be certified through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as one of the following: Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or Certified Coding Specialist Physician Based (CCS-P)


Must be certified through the American Association of Procedural Coders (AAPC) one of the following: Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Experience (required and preferred):
• 2 – 4 years coding experience required.

About Us

CHI Memorial is a not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to the healing ministry of the Church. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and strengthened as part of Catholic Health Initiatives, it offers a continuum of care including preventative, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, orthopedic and rehabilitation services. CHI Memorial is a regional referral center of choice with 3,400 associates and more than 700 affiliated physicians providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

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