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Coding Specialist II

Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis

Job Description

Responsibilities:
1. Assigns the appropriate ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS/CPT and E&M codes, as applicable, to
diagnoses and procedures generated for outpatient or inpatient encounters, maintaining a 95%
accuracy rate.
2. Abstracts demographic and clinical data for performance improvement, research, reporting and
reimbursement purposes in relation to assigned areas of work by use of a computerized encoding
system.
3. Validates charges posted on accounts.
4. Effectively interacts with staff physicians for clarification of coding issues, as well as, effectively
educating staff, physicians, HCMC ancillary staff and self on coding issues.
5. Maintains statistics, records and logs in relation to assigned work area.
6. Assists with the training and in-services of students and new employees in specific areas of
assignment.
7. Keeps educated about current coding changes including ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS/CPT and
E&M code methodologies, as well as payor requirement changes.
8. Keeps manager informed of problems, issues within coding.
9. Prepare and distribute reports from abstracted demographic and clinical data.
10. Represents coding on Medical Center teams, committees, task forces and assuming leadership role,
as applicable.
11. Actively participates in other duties as assigned, but only after appropriate training.

Qualifications

Qualifications:
Minimum Education/
Work Experience
Hospital Coding:
Must have completed an American Health Information Management
Association (AHIMA) approved program for Certified Coding Specialist, -ORHealth
Information Technician (2 year degree), -OR- Health Information
Administrator (4 year degree).
Professional Coding:
Must have completed an American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
approved coding program, -OR- American Health Information Management
Association (AHIMA) approved program for: Certified Coding Specialist, -ORHealth
Information Technician (2 year degree), -OR- Health Information
Administrator (4 year degree).
PLUS
One year of coding experience is preferred.
OR
An approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge/
Skills/Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
Pass all initial ICD-10-CM coding training assessments.
Preferred
Qualifications
License/
Certifications
Hospital Coding:
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician
(RHIT), or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by an AHIMA
recognized program.
Professional Coding:
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) by an AAPC recognized program, -ORCertified
Coding Specialist-Professional (CCS-P), Registered Health
Information Technician (RHIT), -OR- Registered Health Information
Administrator (RHIA) by an AHIMA recognized program.

Employment Type

Full-Time

Hours

80.00

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