Coding Specialist - Health Information Management - Full Time - DaysMercyOne, Dubuque, IA
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MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersville Medical Center Minimum Wage: $15.00/hr.
MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersville Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. MercyOne – Dubuque has 263 beds while MercyOne – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
MercyOne offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. MercyOne also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. MercyOne’s 1,500 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital for the fourth time in 2019.
MercyOne Dubuque/Dyersviile Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
MercyOne is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at https://www.mercyone.org/dubuque/.
Analyzes physician/provider documentation contained in assigned Outpatient and/or Inpatient health records (electronic, paper or hybrid) to determine the principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses and any procedures. Utilizes encoder software applications, which includes all applicable online tools and references in the assignment of International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) diagnosis and procedure codes, and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) / Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) procedure codes and all required modifiers.
Assigns appropriate code(s) by utilizing coding guidelines established by:
- The Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-CM Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, ICD-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
- American Hospital Association (AHA) Coding Clinic for International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification
- American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Assistant for CPT codes
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Standards of Ethical Coding
- Revenue Excellence/RHM Organization coding policies
Completion of an AHIMA-approved coding program or an AAPC-approved coding program, or Associate’s degree in Health Information Management or a related field or an equivalent combination of years of education and experience is required. Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management (HIM) or related healthcare field is preferred. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) is required.
7+ years direct coding experience in an acute care setting is required. Current Complex Outpatient or Inpatient coding experience is required. Current experience doing remote coding is a plus.
Current experience utilizing encoding/grouping software or CAC is preferred. Ability to utilize both manual and automated versions of the ICD, CPT, and HCPCS coding classification systems is preferred.
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Certified Coding Specialist
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
Health Information Management
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems
ICD Coding (ICD-9/ICD-10)
Registered Health Information Administrator
Registered Health Information Technician
Paid Sick Leave
|Years of Experience||5-10 Years|