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Hospice Coding Associate

Company: Memorial Health System
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Hospice Coding Associate will code hospice clinical medical records utilizing ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding conventions. Employee will audit medical records to ensure specificity of diagnoses and procedures and to ensure appropriate and optimal third party reimbursement. The coder will apply the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual patient health information for data retrieval, analysis and claims processing. All work is performed in accordance with the rules, regulations and coding conventions as established by the American Hospital Association (Coding Clinic), ICD9, ICD10, CMS, AHIMA and Memorial Health System, Memorial Home Services organizational/institutional coding guidelines. Under the direction of the Hospice Supervisor, the Hospice Coding Associate will perform all tasks and duties in accordance with established standards, policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines. Minimum Qualifications: Education: High School Graduate required. Associate's Degree or some post-secondary education desired. Licensure/Certification/Registry: Coding certification and/or successful completion of a coding program preferred. Experience: Two years experience in a health care setting required. Previous coding, health information management, physician medical office, registration or billing experience preferred. Minimum typing skill of 40 WPM and/or 1 year CRT experience required. Word processing/computer application experience and knowledge desired. Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Demonstrates excellent knowledge of proper use of ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and principles. Trained in Medical Terminology and Human Anatomy and Physiology required. Knowledgeable of Admission, Utilization Review, Billing and Collection process. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrates ability to work independently. Required Skills Required Experience Job Location Springfield and surrounding cities, US-IL PandoLogic. Keywords: Hospice Manager, Location: Springfield, IL - 62707

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