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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Hospital Outpatient Coder II, FT in Decatur, Georgia

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JOB DESCRIPTION: The Hospital Outpatient Coder Level II uses clinical coding knowledge, based on the Official Coding Guidelines and AHA Coding Clinic, to assign ICD-9/ICD-10 and CPT codes to the highest level of accuracy for each Ambulatory Surgery, Gastrointestinal, Infusion and Observation encounter. Works closely with physicians, clinical documentation improvement specialist, quality, and patient finance staff. Plays a key role in billing, research, internal and external reporting, and regulatory compliance. Follows-up on CCI edits, claim rejections, and other issues impacting facilitation of billing and reimbursement process. Ensures accuracy of APCs and appropriate extraction of core data into HIM abstracting system to data warehouse repository. MINIMUN QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or equivalent. Two years acute care outpatient coding with outpatient diagnostic and ED coding. CIRCC preferred or CPC, CPC-H, CCA, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P certified.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (MediumMax 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

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Division Emory Decatur Hospital

Campus Location Decatur, GA, 30030

Campus Location US-GA-Decatur

Department CORP-Medical Records

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 34171

Job Category Revenue Cycle & Managed Care

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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