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Certified Coder II

ABOUT MARIN GENERAL HOSPITAL:


Come and be a part of our healing team at the award-winning Marin General Hospital! Ranked in the top 3% of general hospitals in the country, we have made great strides since returning to our roots as an independent hospital. As Marin County?s only acute hospital and a vital resource for a wide range of essential health care services, it is our mission?and our passion?to excel in every medical specialty. We attract the finest physicians and employees who appreciate having the best of both worlds: the resources and medical sophistication of an academic medical center combined with the personalized, caring touch of an independent hospital. We have an exceptionally collaborative team that adheres to the highest service excellence standards to ensure that we deliver world-class, personalized care to patients. Till date, our Joint-Commission accredited hospital has won numerous awards and certifications in delivering best-in-class health care in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Marin General Hospital currently has an opportunity for a Certified Coder II


Job Summary:


Under the general supervision of the Director, the Coders will provide data for the hospital?s inpatient, outpatient, emergency care and ancillary Coding/DRG information systems. Certified coders performing the Coding/DRG assignments must accurately examine and evaluate the health information contained in the medical record for coding purposes.? Certified coders perform hospital coding and abstracting of patient care documents within the required timeframes. Certified coders assist with tracking and monitoring revenue reports to ensure all inpatient discharges and patient care encounters are coded on a daily basis.? Certified coders demonstrate the analytical ability to participate in troubleshooting of challenging accounts utilizing their expertise and experience.


EDUCATION


High school diploma or GED required.



EXPERIENCE


Level II requires a minimum of three year related coding experience in an acute care facility. Hospital setting preferred.



PREREQUISITE SKILLS


Demonstrated knowledge of physiology, anatomy, medical terminology, statistics and computer skills required.


Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with all levels of hospital and support personnel.


Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing, stay organized, work effectively with intricate and detailed subject matter, use good deductive reasoning, shift priorities smoothly, and act independently within established guidelines.


Excellent clerical and general office skills.


Demonstrated tact and diplomacy.


LICENSE/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION:


Coding certification: RHIT or RHIA or CCS required.


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:


ESSENTIAL?(not modifiable)


Performs Hospital Inpatient, Outpatient Surgery, Emergency Room, and Laboratory-Radiology Ancillary Coding.


Codes diagnoses, operations, and non-operative procedures utilizing the ICD-9-CM and CPT coding systems.


Applies accurate, complete and consistent coding practices for the production of high quality healthcare data.? Selection/sequencing of principal and secondary diagnosis done correctly at least 98% of the time.


Abstracts designated statistical data from patient record and enters the information into the abstract database.? Abstracts all appropriate data at least 97% of the time.


Utilizes various current codebooks and procedural manuals.


Meets minimum standard productivity requirements as outlined in coding productivity policy.


Writes completed record to appropriate queue at least 100% of the time, or reassigns to other group work queues if required.


Maintains coding continuing education credits.


Level II Certified Coder performs at a higher level and quality of productivity parameters (as specified by Director)


Performs other duties as required or assigned.



 

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