Assigns accurate diagnosis and procedure codes and captures pertinent clinical data elements on all inpatient/outpatient medical records of discharged patients. Responsible for ensuring optimum reimbursement based on accurate coding and for maintaining a quality patient clinical database.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: CPC, CPC-H, CCS, RHIT, RHIA credentials required at time of hire. Credential must be maintained.
SKILLS: Computer and data entry skills, ample understanding of ICD-10-CM/PCS
and CPT-4 classification systems.
EXPERIENCE: Two years coding experience, while certified, coding in an acute care facility.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Manager, Health Information Services
- Bloodborne pathogens - A
General office environment. Knowledge of general safety standards. Exposure to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Continuous sedentary position with intense mental concentration up to 7.5 hours per day, using sound ergonomic principles. Data entry up to four hours a day. Light physical effort (able to lift/carry up to 10 lbs.) Occasional reaching, stretching, bending, kneeling.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.