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Medical Records Coding Spclst
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East Hospital
Medical Information Mgt
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Position summary


This area will be coding only Inpatient Medical Records.  No CPT coding experience required.  Position does require previous inpatient coding experience.


Medical Records Coding Spclst (Job Opening 438819) - Scope of Position: This area codes inpatient and outpatient medical records to facilitate the reimbursement and data collection for the individual business units of the OSU Health System.  ICD-10-CM/PCS codes are assigned for the diagnoses and procedures for all inpatients and outpatients treated within the OSU Health System. ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnoses and procedure codes are applied to inpatients and CPT-4 procedure codes are applied to all outpatients treated within the OSU Health System that are not captured through the charge description master.  Medical record abstract data is reviewed for accuracy in IHIS before completing the chart.  This position is responsible for coding some or all the following types of records: inpatient, emergency room, outpatient surgery, outpatient clinic, observation and other ancillary areas.  Position Summary: The position is primarily responsible for coding of medical records and other documents at the conclusion of the patient?s visit.  This requires selection of appropriate admitting diagnosis, principal and secondary diagnoses, and sequencing diagnoses and procedures.  Codes flow from the Encoder Software to IHIS Resolute Billing system. This staff member is responsible for complete and accurate coding and MS-DRG and APR-DRG assignment for hospital reimbursement, research and planning, in accordance with productivity standards set for the department, and maintaining approved work schedule and submit weekly volume log.

Education and experience

Minimum completion of a CAHIIM approved coding certificate program or HIMT program or equivalent education & experience. Demonstrated coding proficiency through the completion of OSUWMC?s coding test. Familiarity or experience with computer assisted coding and/or automated encoder. Preferred: Minimum of two years academic medicine coding experience (inpatient or outpatient). Registered as an Accredited Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) by the American Health Information Management Association or Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) by AAPC.