Requires advanced knowledge of and skill in applying International Classification of Diseases and Procedures (ICD), and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code sets and associated Medicare/Medicaid rules and guidelines. Reviews and interprets patient medical record documentation to identify pertinent diagnoses and procedures and assigns ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-CM and CPT 4 codes accurately and timely to the highest level of specificity based upon physician documentation for ambulatory surgery, special procedure, observation, emergency department, outpatient ancillary and clinic visit records. Primarily codes complex ambulatory surgery and a mixture of different types of Evaluation & Management medical records. Assists with coding outpatient ancillary clinic, specialty clinic and emergency room record coding as necessary. Communicates with physicians and other providers regarding documentation requirements and collaborates with different departments within CCHCS on patient cases regarding documentation needs and requirements, and coding assignment accuracy. Maintains current knowledge of coding and documentation changes, rules and guidelines.
CCS or CPC with (1) year minimum current and continuous full-time ICD-10-CM & CPT-4 ambulatory surgery and evaluation & management coding.
Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology and the disease process.
Ability to work well independently and productively with minimal guidance and supervision.
Detail-oriented, organized and flexible with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
Demonstrates coding skills and critical thinking skills utilizing current policies and procedures.
Demonstrated coding knowledge and proficiency is required through on-site evaluation prior to hire.
Knowledge of health insurance processing.
Skilled with electronic medical record applications, automated encoders, and other software applications.
Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification:
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) required.
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.
Internal Number: 43760
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Cook Children's Health Care System is a not-for-profit, nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.Cook Children's Medical Center Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state.Cook Children's traces its roots back to 1918, but throughout its continual change and robust growth, it still embraces an inspiring promise – to improve the health of every child in its region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. To live up to this promise, Cook Children's combines the art of caring with the use of leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child, every day.History – Cook Children's has a rich history of nearly a century of caring for children.Our Promise – Knowing that every child's ...life is sacred, it is the promise of Cook Children's to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.Companies – Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Cook Children's is a not-for-profit organization that is comprised of eight nationally recognized companies.Community Health Outreach – Cook Children's Community Health Outreach works together with over 150 partner organizations to improve the safety and health of at-risk children through education, disease and injury prevention and support.Clinical Research – Cook Children's is home to a skilled team of research-minded physicians, nurses and health care professionals and administrators who drive our commitment to excellent clinical care and the search for medical advances.Public Relations – Cook Children's Public Relations works with national and local media outlets, produces Cook Children's publications, coordinates special events and helps develop key relationships within the community.Contractor & Vendor Information – Cook Children's contractors and vendors must ensure their employees are knowledgeable about working with our organization.Sponsorship guidelines – Cook Children's sponsors a select number of events that are strongly aligned with its promise to improve the health of every child in the region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury.