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HIM Coding Specialist

Company: Akron Children's Hospital
Location: Akron
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

About Akron Children 's HospitalAkron Children 's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation 's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we 're making it easier for today 's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children 's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children 's Anywhere app, we 're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at .OUR PROMISES

  • To treat every child as we would our own
  • To treat others as they would like to be treated
  • To turn no child away for any reasonPrior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
    Summary:
    The Health Information Management Coding Specialist performs coding function through review and analysis of electronic, paper, or hybrid patient medical records and assigning diagnosis and procedure codes. - -Responsibilities:
    1. Performs coding function through review and analysis of electronic, paper, or hybrid patient medical records and assigning diagnosis and procedure codes through ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS as of 1-1-2014, and CPT-4 coding and classification systems.2. Queries physicians when additional documentation is needed for coding specificity.3. Works with DRGs and APR-DRGs.
    4. Abstracts clinical data from these same patient records and performs data entry into clinical/statistical database.
    5. Processes and maintains accurate hospital statistics.
    6. Reviews EPIC work queues daily for coding edits and makes necessary and appropriate coding changes based on medical documentation. -7. Conducts reviews for appeals from payor denials.
    8. Processes infusion and injection coding on observation and treatment patients.
    9. Works as a collaborative team member with Revenue Cycle Department, Quality Service Department and Finance Department to ensure optimization of reimbursement.
    10. Assists with research projects by working with physicians and other requestors and querying pertinent databases or indices for reportable statistics such as diagnoses, procedures, and/or physicians.
    11. Other duties as required.
    -Other information:
    Technical Expertise
    1. Experience in health information management is required.
    2. Experience in ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS as of 1-1-2014, and CPT-4 coding and classification systems is required.
    3. Experience working with all levels within an organization is required.
    4. Experience in healthcare is preferred.
    5. Proficiency in MS Office [Outlook, Excel, Word] or similar software is required.
    Education and Experience
    1. Education: Associate 's degree in Health Information or related field is required; Bachelor 's degree is preferred.
    2. Certification: RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CCA , or CCS-P certification is required.3. Years of relevant experience: 1 year required. 3 to 5 years is preferred.
    4. Years of experience supervising: None.
    -Full Time -FTE: 1.000000
    Akron Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities. EEO is the law, please click/copy paste the link below to learn more:

    Position: ADMINISTRATIVE

Keywords: Akron Children's Hospital, Akron , HIM Coding Specialist, Other , Akron, Ohio

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