Assignment of ICD-10 and CPT codes to diagnoses and procedures in inpatient and outpatient medical records. Apply knowledge of coding principles, regulations and guidelines. Accurately abstract medical records current abstracting system.
CCS preferred, passing a test at 90% , but will consider RHIT/RHIA with 3 years coding inpatient experience or - 2 years experience at a Coder II Level and successful completion of Beebe Transition to IP Coder. Inpatient coding required to assist as needed with all other types of hospital-based coding.
Responsibilities: Reviews all inpatient records and outpatient surgical records for correct assignment of ICD-10/CPT codes utilizing coding books, reference materials, and 3M Encoder. Acts as consultant to Coder II staff and other departments in accurate coding of outpatient diagnoses Queries physicians for clarification on diagnoses utilizing pre-printed coding inquiring forms and letters. Clearly explains questions, resulting in correct documentation and code assignment. Enters medical record abstracted data into the SoftMed system. Enters ICD-10/CPT codes into the billing Claims Editor as needed. Maintains knowledge of coding changes through Coding Clinic, seminars and reference materials made available. Perform coding audits as assigned. Provides results and recommendations. Participates in group discussions on coding changes, audits. etc. Maintains knowledge of the DRG and APC system as appropriate to job assignments. Understands basics of revenue management under these systems. Assists in training of new coders and in training of other hospital staff in coding principles.
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records * Experience Or Completed Courses In Coding
Education: Essential: * High school graduate or equivalent
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.