Job Summary: This position will support LLUSS's strategic plan and the organization's mission to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ, while embracing the core values of Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Wholeness. The Coder 1 performs ICD and CPT coding and abstracts data the legal medical record for facilities, licensed under LLUMC and contracted other LLUAHSC facilities. Assigns diagnosis and procedure codes in compliance with the American Hospital Association Official Coding Guidelines. Ensures the quality and accuracy of coding and abstract information are in compliance with federal and state regulations, government and contract payers, and grant funding. Quality of data collected impacts the facility in multiple ways, including finance, legal, research, teaching, quality assurance, etc. Coder 1 must be able to perform coding in one area of Outpatient, or Emergency coding. Maintains stated performance and quality standards. Works with students and coding interns as requested. Performs other duties as needed. Job Specifications: Medical Terminology preferred. Able to keyboard 40 wpm. Able to read; write legibly; speak in English with professional quality; use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to the position (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Operate/troubleshoot basic office equipment required for the position; Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; collaborate and accept direction. Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in writing, and on the telephone; think critically; manage multiple assignments effectively; organize and prioritize workload; work well under pressure; problem solve; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail; work independently with minimal supervision. Able to distinguish colors as necessary; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone, and identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the workplace; see adequately to read computer screens, and written documents necessary to the position. High school diploma required. Completion of Coding Certificate program or Associate's Degree in Health Information Management required. Bachelor`s degree in Health Information Management preferred. Minimum one year experience in coding in an acute care facility or completion of coding certificate program from an accredited facility. CCS required.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability