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Coding Specialist I Outpatient

Baltimore, Maryland
Job Type
1 Aug 2022
  • Job Summary
    • Codes and abstracts primarily Emergency Department and other outpatient records using ICD-10-CM, and other applicable patient classification schemes. May also perform beginning level of Ambulatory Surgery.
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education/Training
      • High school graduation or equivalent required. Associates or Bachelorsin coding related ding courses in ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 preferred.
    • Experience
      • Coding experience preferred. Experience with clinical information systems (3M grouper, Softmed, electronic medical records, computer assisted coding)preferred.
    • License/Certification/Registration
      • CPC (Certified Professional Coder), CCA (Certified Coding Associate) or other coding certification credentials are required within 1 year from date of hire. RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) and RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) preferred.
    • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      • Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills required. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology.
  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Abstracts and ensures accuracy of diagnosis, procedure, patient demographics, and other required data elements.
    • Adheres to all compliance regulations and maintains annual compliance education.
    • Maintains continuing education and seeks ongoing education to improve job performance. Maintains credentials as required for job classification.
    • Contacts physician when conflicting or ambiguous information appears in the medical record.
    • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
    • Meets established quality standards as defined by policies.
    • Meets established productivity standards as defined by policies.
    • Exhibits knowledge of the 3M system and other work-related equipment.
    • Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
    • Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
    • Resolves all quality reviews timely (e.g. Medical necessity reviews; Coding Quality assurance reviews; external vendor reviews).
    • Reviews medical record documentation to identify diagnoses and procedures. Assigns correct diagnostic, procedural codes, and appropriate modifiers using standard guidelines and automated encoding software maintaining departmental accuracy standards.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.
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  • Job Reference: 673803947-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: MedStar Health
  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent