|CBO & Misc|
|Job Title||Coding Specialist|
|Summary of Job Duties||?SCOPE |
Under direct supervision, performs all medical record coding activities. Assigns appropriate diagnostic codes to patient charts and reports as assigned. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
-Abstracts relevant clinical and demographic information from the medical record to assign ICD-9 and CPT-4 codes in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines.
-Identifies principal and secondary diagnosis with minimal error based on the national based standards.
-Codes with an accuracy of 97% based on QA internal reviews.
-Records all diagnostic procedures and assigns appropriate procedure codes.
-Requests diagnosis from physicians when information is not recorded.
-Determines and records the required medical information.
-Updates coding procedures and guidelines. Works with medical assistants and other staff in coordinating medical information and patient charts.
-Maintains the confidentiality of the medical information contained in each record.
|Minimum Qualifications||High school diploma or equivalent required. Completion of a course in medical record technology. Minimum one year of coding medical experience required, three years experience medical coding preferred. Applicable certification preferred. Knowledge of medical records coding procedures and knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT-4 Coding Systems highly desirable.|
|Desired KSAs |
|?Coding certification required with minimum 1 year of coding experience and 3 years preferred. |
The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.