• Coding Specialist II - HIM

    Job Locations US-FL-Daytona Beach
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  • Overview

    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.

    Job Qualifications

    • Minimum two year college coding course including anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and ICD-10-CM and PCS
    • Minimum two years Ambulatory Surgery and Observation coding in an acute care setting
    • RHIT, CCS, CCSP, CPC or equivalent certifications required
    • 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 supervisio
    • The ability to handle multiple responsibilities and tasks in stressful situations
    • The ability to maintain confidentiality, knowledge of HIPAA laws
    • Knowledge of Local Coverage Determinations and National coverage Determinations (LCD/NCD) medical necessity requirements
    • ICD-10-CM and ICD-10 PCS training

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • 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

    About Us

    Halifax Health

    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.



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