Halifax Health is seeking a Coding Specialist I for the HIM Department.
The Coding Specialist I is responsible for the coding of ED, Recurring and Ancillary accounts using ICD-10-CM diagnosis and procedure codes and CPT-4 code sets. This position is also responsible for verifying all ED and ancillary department charges, ensuring they meet all OCE and NCCI edits. The coder will verify and ensure the accuracy, completeness, specificity, and appropriateness of diagnosis codes based on services rendered and assign appropriate modifiers.
Minimum 2 year college coding course including anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, CPT-4 and ICD-10-CM and PCS
Minimum 1 year ED/Ancillary coding or charging in an acute care setting.
RHIT, CCS, CCSP, CPC or equivalent certifications required
Knowledge of Local Coverage Determinations and National Coverage Determinations
Professionalism in interpersonal communication skills with physicians, colleagues, and ancillary departments required
The ability to organize, prioritize, analyze, and implement daily tasks, must be a self starter and be able to work with minimal supervision
The ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tasks in stressful situations
Problem solving, analytical and critical thinking skills
The ability to maintain confidentiality, knowledge of HIPAA laws
ICD-10-CM and ICD-10 PCS trained with an accuracy rating of 95%. Experience with Encoders, CAC, EHRs and general computer skills.
Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, superior data entry skills and team oriented work ethics
Review medical record information and documentation for appropriate code assignment including principal diagnosis, co-morbidities and complications, secondary conditions and procedures.
Query attending physicians for documentation and diagnostic clarification
Validate medical necessity for all Medicare patients and verify all ancillary and department charges, ensuring they meet OCE and NCCI edits
Support and participate in process and quality improvement initiatives
Abide by the AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding and adhere to official coding guidelines
Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with four outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, two community clinics, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.