The Clinical Coder I will be responsible to the hospital, patient, medical staff, and other providers to provide accurate and timely coding of diagnostic data. The Coder is accountable for conversion of diagnoses and treatment procedures into codes using an international classification of diseases on inpatients and CPT procedure codes on all outpatients. The Coder will be responsible for completion of all abstracting and ensure accuracy of data. The Coder must act independently in highly diversified and complex situations. The Coder must be able to make sound decisions objectively and follow-through. Much initiate is required in obtaining diagnoses from physicians and other providers. The Coder will have responsibility in the orientation and training of new employees and or students. Coders deal with confidential and sensitive information and must apply strict HIPAA guidelines in dealing with the information. The Clinical Coder I must have a 95% coding accuracy rate. The coder must consistently meet coding productivity standards. The Coder must be able to maintain cooperative working relationships not only in the coding department, but also with other internal and external customers.
MSHA expects that every team member will role model Patient-Centered Care behaviors and be guided by MSHA's Values and the Principles of Patient-Centered Care.
It is vital that an individual in this position be capable of good communication skills. It is of the utmost importance that written communication is legible.
MSHA expects all team members to support the VOS initiative by demonstrating awareness of the VOS system and effectively applying it to his/her work.
Job duties of this position may require access to protected patient information (PHI). The team member will be accountable for appropriate use of the record and compliance with all confidentiality and security policy and procedures related to use, access, and disclosure of PHI. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP
This position reports directly to the MSHA Coding Manager. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A high school diploma is required along with basic ICD-9 coding class, Basic CPT coding class, basic anatomy and physiology, and basic medical terminology. Must score 80% on the standardized MSHA coding exam. After six months of on-the-job training, the coder must successfully pass the CCA (certified coding associate) or CPC-A (certified professional coding - associate) exam in order to continue employment.