To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values—integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion—must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
The Inpatient Coding Specialist is a vital multifaceted role within the Inpatient Coding Department. This position supports the Inpatient Coding Department and external customers as coding content experts, educators, resource expert including, but not limited to, medical coding of newborns, obstetrics, psychiatry, rehabilitation, medical and surgical coding. Responsibilities include activities contributing to the overall success of the Inpatient Coding Department as well as the health system. Performs a variety of coding duties to assure quality of coding and the efficient operation of the department. Provides significant education among the coders in the department as well as conducts regular audits on records completed.
Bachelor's Degree required with additional training in medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification required. RHIT/RHIA preferred.
Minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years' experience coding inpatient medical records. Actively involved in coding activities since implementation of ICD-10.
CCS certification required. RHIT/RHIA preferred.
Ability to prioritize and organize the work of other. In-depth knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology. Comprehensive understanding in use of ICD-10. Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to exercise good judgment. Knowledge of personal computers and related software. Ability to train new and existing staff members in the application of all coding systems, as well as knowledge of the PPS system (DRG's and APC's) and ability to resolve coding and billing issues as it relates to the above.