Facility Wound Care Medical Coder

Location: Remote, Remote
Date Posted: 06-03-2015

Job Summary
Responsible for assigning diagnosis and procedure codes to wound care charts using ICD9 CM and CPT/HCPCS coding classification systems in accordance with coding rules and regulations. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by AHIMA.
Abstracting clinical information in the facility’s system is required. System used: Meditech. 
 
Must commit to coding at least 120 wound care charts per month.
 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Proficient in outpatient diagnosis (wound care) coding guidelines
  • Proficient in ICD9 diagnosis code assignment
  • Proficient in CPT/HCPCS code assignment
  • Working knowledge of the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)
  • Adept at comparing documentation, code assignment and charge in the financial system for accuracy and completeness
  • Ability to concentrate and accomplish tasks with explicit accuracy
  • Functional knowledge 3M encoder
  • Knowledge of Meditech is preferred but not required
 
Education / Experience:
 
Minimum of 3 years coding experience in a facility setting preferred
RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCA, CPC certifications preferred
 
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