Inpatient Coding Technician I
Works under the direct supervision of the Trauma Registry Supervisor and Director of Trauma Services. Identifies, abstracts and enters patients into Trauma Registry. Assigns ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure codes for inpatient visits. Uses principles of coding endorsed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and Texas Trauma System. Promotes the Health System's guest relations policy.
High school diploma or equivalent is required. Formalized education and training through an accredited coding program is required. Certification as Registered Health Information Technician or Certified Coding Specialist preferred. Knowledge of regulatory requirements preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Products as preferred.
Valid certification offered by one of the following credentialing bodies is required within 18 months from the start of employment: American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Owned by the people of Bexar County, University Health System is a nationally recognized academic medical center. In partnership with UT Medicine San Antonio, the practice plan of The University of Texas Health Science Center, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research.
Just recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked University Hospital as the Best Metro Hospital and Best for nephrology and urology.
Also, University Hospital is the only pediatric trauma center for San Antonio and South Texas. The trauma team at University Hospital is recognized for its expertise in treating serious injuries and burns in children by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The ACS verified University Hospital as a pediatric trauma center in October 2012, after a lengthy application process and site visit.