Texas Health

Coder II - Medical Records Coding Dept Job (11867920)
Location: Dallas, Texas - United States
Posted: 9/15/2019

Coder II - Medical Records Coding Dept Job

Coder II - Medical Records Coding Dept

Texas Health Dallas

Job ID: 33104

Area of Interest:

Job Type:
Full Time


Relocation Provided:

Travel Required:


Job Function

Full Time 40 hours per week
Mon-Fri flexible hours 1st shift

Minimum Education Requirements:
Required - High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology
Successful completion of courses in ICD9-CM and CPT coding
or equivalent experience required

Preferred - Associates or Bachelors Degree

Minimum Certification Requirements:
Preferred: RHIA, RHIT, or CCS

Minimum Experience Requirements:
1 yr inpatient coding experience in an acute hospital setting

Minimum Skill Requirements:
Required - Computer (keyboarding/knowledge of Windows apps)
Effective oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in automated encoding system

Preferred - Demonstrates critical thinking skills;
Proficiency in coding convention and automated encoding system including knowledge of NCCI and OCE billing edits;
Advanced working knowledge of the full range of ICD9 diagnosis codes, procedures, MS-DRGs assignment and POA;
Ability to read and interpret multiple healthcare providers' documentation relevant to coding;
Demonstrates personal initiative to keep abreast of new developments in coding updates and technology;
Demonstrates competent use of available research materials.

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

Reviews and interprets health record documentation to identify pertinent diagnosis/procedures that require code assignment for inpatient, observation and outpatient ambulatory procedures/treatment room records.

Demonstrates appropriate utilization of coding software and coding reference material

Assigns/sequences ICD9-CM, CPT and DRG codes to selected medical records per Coding Guidelines, THR Coding Compliance Policies, CMS and other third party payers.

Queries physicians to ensure appropriate documentation for accurate coding.

Reviews level of care/status assignment orders and initiates reconciliation process.

Abstracts pertinent information from patient medical records.

Correctly identifies and abstracts all physicians, disposition codes and other vital abstract data

Keeps up-to-date on coding guidelines as published in Coding Clinic and CPT Assistant

Completion of all hospital required training and education

Completes appropriate continuing education credits as required for any credentials held and/or THR coding compliance requirements

Perform other duties as assigned

Texas Health Resources is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity at all levels of our organization. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Administration

“Healing hands. Caring hearts.”

Texas Health Resources (THR) is the foundation for three great health care systems in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex Harris Methodist Hospitals, Presbyterian Healthcare System and Arlington Memorial Hospital. Our thirteen facilities in metropolitan and rural areas allow our employees to work and grow in a community that's right for them. Over the next 10 years THR plans to invest more than $1.5 billion into its current hospitals and future facilities. This level of strength demonstrates the ongoing commitment to improving the health of the people in the communities we serve as well as supporting a great environment for our employees.

As one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care systems in Texas, THR contributes to employee growth by offering outstanding benefits such as tuition reimbursement for employees and their dependents pursuing clinical degrees.

Is growth important to you? It is to us! Our 'Center for Learning' is dedicated to the continued development of the skills, knowledge and practical experience you will need to positively impact your career path.

Looking for a career path? We'll give you one! Our 'Career Development Center' will help you develop a career growth timeline based on your interests, skills and values.

Care about your community? So do we! Through our "Reach out THR" program we'll give you time to participate in community outreach events. Last year our employees volunteered over 24,000 hours to various outreach programs in their neighborhoods!

At Texas Health Resources we recognize the need to attract skilled, caring staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. Diversity is the key to success at THR and our Diversity Advisory Council makes a difference!

Encourages and supports system wide celebrations of various cultures.

Recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding support of diversity in the community. Makes recommendations for community involvement and support.

Email resumes to recruiter@texashealth.org or apply online at: TexasHealth.org/jobs
For more information please call: 1.800.749.6877

Our hospitals include: Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Burleson, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth, Texas Health Specialty Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

Texas Health Resources is an equal opportunity employer that values and celebrates diversity at all levels of our organization.


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