Halifax Health is seeking a Coding Specialist II for the HIM Department.
The Coding Specialist II is responsible for the coding of Ambulatory Surgery, Observation and Endoscopic Procedure accounts using ICD-10-CM diagnosis and procedure codes and CPT-4 code sets. This position is also responsible for validating medical necessity for all Medicare patients and verifies all ED and ancillary department charges making sure they meet all OCE and NCCI edits. This coder will verify and ensure the accuracy, completeness, specificity, and appropriateness of diagnosis codes based on services rendered.
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.