Medical Coding Specialist

Tampa, FL | 3 Months

Post Date: 09/27/2017 Job ID: WCG1JP00004146 Industry: Healthcare

Medical Coding Specialist ---- Reports To (title): Supv. Medical Coding Specialists ---- Date Last Revised: 12/16/2013 ---- FLSA Classification:: Non-Exempt ---- Job Function/Family: Cross Functional\Coding ---- JOB SUMMARY ---- Codes. abstracts and analyzes inpatient and/or outpatient medical records using International Classification of Diseases. Ninth Revision (ICD-9) for CMS risk adjustment purposes. ---- ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS ---- Note: The following is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties required of this position ---- Key Duties and Responsibilities ---- Codes. abstracts and analyzes inpatient and/or outpatient medical records using International Classification of Diseases. Ninth Revision (ICD-9). Always coding to the highest level of specificity.---Follows the Official ICD-9 guidelines for Coding and Reporting and has a complete understanding of these guidelines.---Follows CMS risk adjustment guidelines and has a complete understanding of these guidelines.---Understands the impact of ICD-9 codes on the CMS HCC risk adjustment model.---Ability to meet productivity and accuracy standards---Ability to defend coding decisions to both internal and external audits.---Performs other duties as assigned. ---- Additional Position Responsibilities ? Optional ---- ---- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS ---- Education ---- State the minimum required for the job ---- Education Level Education Details Required/Preferred ---- A High School or GED Required---or equivalent work experience---A Bachelor's Degree in a related field Preferred ---- Work Experience ---- State the minimum required for the job ---- Experience Level Experience Details Required/Preferred ---- 2+ years of experience in professional coding experience either in a hospital or physician setting Required---Other Healthcare industry experience Preferred ---- Licenses and Certifications ---- List professional licenses and certifications associated with this job ---- Licenses/Certifications Other Licenses/Certifications Required/Preferred ---- Certified Professional Coder (CPC) CPC or CCS required Required---Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Preferred ---- Skills ---- State the minimum required for the job ---- Skill Sets Other Skills Proficiency ---- Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills Intermediate---Demonstrated written communication skills Intermediate---Ability to work as part of a team Intermediate---Knowledge of medical terminology and/or experience with CPT and ICD-9 coding Advanced---Ability to work independently Intermediate---Other Working knowledge of CMS risk adjustment model Intermediate ---- Technology ---- List technical skills associated with the job ---- Technology Other Technology Proficiency Required/Preferred ---- Microsoft Outlook CPC or CCS Intermediate Required---Microsoft Excel Intermediate Required---Microsoft Word Intermediate Required---Healthcare Management Systems (Generic) Intermediate Required ---- Languages ---- List all that apply ---- Languages Other Languages Required/Preferred ---- ---- SCOPE ---- Level of Supervision Received: ---- A statement which describes the level of independence for this position. ---- [X] Under general supervision. proceeds alone on regular duties. referring questionable cases to supervisor. ---- Level of Supervision Exercised: ---- (Select all that apply) Positions Supervised ---- [X] Individual Contributor 1 [ ] (Please check all that apply) ---- Impact: ---- A statement which describes the impact to the company regarding contributions. decisions. recommendations or actions taken by the incumbent. ---- [X] Failure to achieve results or erroneous judgments may require the allocation of additional resources to correct and / or achieve goals. ---- Problem Complexity: ---- A statement which describes how clearly a problem is defined when presented. how much additional effort is required to understand the nature of the problem and the typical timescales for resolution. ---- [X] Provides resolution to an assortments of problems that are typically well defined. but some clarification or judgment is needed to proceed. Uses judgment within defined practices / procedures to determine appropriate action. ---- PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS ---- Physical Demands ---- While performing the duties of this job. the associate is required to meet the following physical demands: ---- ---- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job_ Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. ---- Working Conditions ---- While performing the duties of this job. the associate is required to meet the following working conditions: ---- Working Condition None Seldom Occasionally Frequently ---- ---- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job_ Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

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