• Medical Coding Technician

    ruralMED Management Resources
    Job Description

    Title: Medical Coding Technician

    Facility: ruralMED Management Resources

    Reports To: CFO

    Status: Full-time


    To see the full job description and to apply, visit: https://www.ruralmed.net/job_posting/medical-coding-technician/?
     

    Position Summary:

    Medical coding technician will review inpatient and / or outpatient documentation and diagnostic information as appropriate to extract data and apply appropriate codes for billing, reporting and regulatory compliance. Compliance with rules and regulations of all applicable federal, state and local laws as well as ruralMED policies is a condition of employment.

     

    Job Duties:

    • Protect the security of medical records to ensure that confidentiality is maintained.

    • Review records for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with regulations.

    • Assign the patient to diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), using appropriate computer software.

    • Resolve or clarify codes or diagnoses with conflicting, missing, or unclear information by consulting with doctors or others or by participating in the coding team's regular meetings.

    • Process patient admission or discharge documents.

    • Transcribe medical reports.

    • Understand or have the ability to understand multiple billing platforms.

    • Enter data, such as demographic characteristics, history and extent of disease, diagnostic procedures, or treatment into computer.

    • Identify, compile, abstract, and code patient data, using standard classification systems.

    • Release information to persons or agencies according to regulations.

    • Plan, develop, maintain, or operate a variety of health record indexes or storage and retrieval systems to collect, classify, store, or analyze information.

    • Prepare statistical reports, narrative reports, or graphic presentations of information, such as tumor registry data for use by hospital staff, researchers, or other users.

    • Post medical insurance billings.

    • Compile and maintain patients' medical records to document condition and treatment and to provide data for research or cost control and care improvement efforts.

    • Assist or advise the management of the department or supervise clerical workers, directing or controlling activities of personnel in the medical records department.

    • Compile medical care and census data for statistical reports on diseases treated, surgery performed, or use of hospital beds.

    • Train medical records staff.

    • Process and prepare business or government forms.

    • Consult classification manuals to locate information about disease processes.

    • Develop in-service educational materials.

    • Maintains patient and employee confidentiality at all times.

    • Demonstrates competency annually in assigned areas of work.

    • Required Skills:

    • • Internet, email, MS Office and data entry skills required.

    • • Educated on and compliant with HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of patient and client information.

    • • Ability to work effectively within role independently and with other team members.

    • • Ability to organize and complete work in a timely manner.

    • • Ability to read, write and effectively communicate.

    • • Ability to understand medical/surgical terminology.

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