Medical Records Coding Specialist at The Ohio State University
Medical Records Coding Specialist
- Remote Location
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Department: Health System Shared Services | Medical Information Management
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Position is for Outpatient Coding
Scope of Position
- This area codes outpatient medical records to facilitate the reimbursement and data collection for the individual business units of the OSU Health System.
- ICD-10-CM diagnoses codes 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: emergency room, observation, outpatient surgery, outpatient clinic, pain block and ancillary areas.
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 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.
Minimum Education Required
- HS Graduate or Equivalent or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Minimum completion of a CAHIIM approved coding certificate program or HIMT program or equivalent education & experience
- Demonstrated coding proficiency through satisfactory completion of OSUWMC’s coding test
- Familiarity or experience with computer assisted coding and/or automated encoder
- Required for hospital coding: Credentialed as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) by the American Health Information Management Association; or Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), formerly CPC-H, by AAPC; or Radiation Oncology Certified Coder by AMAC (note: applicable if only coding Radiation Oncology accounts).
- Minimum of two years academic medicine coding experience
- Location: Remote Location
- Position Type: Regular
- Scheduled Hours: 40
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