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Outpatient Coder/Abstractor (needs strong background in observation coding) Onsite position

Florence, South Carolina

Outpatient Coder/Abstractor (needs strong background in observation coding) Onsite position

Tracking Code
20192390
Job Description
  1. Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values.
  2. Maintains credentials with AHIMA or AAPC is required.
  3. Keeps abreast of all new coding developments by attending any coding classes, reading articles on coding updates, and attending seminars when available.
  4. Possess outpatient coding knowledge and experience necessary to accurately assign ICD-10-CM codes for principal diagnosis and all applicable secondary diagnoses on all Day Surgery, Endoscopy, and Observation encounters. (includes Ortho, Cardiology, GYN, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Vascular, etc)
  5. Possess outpatient coding knowledge and experience necessary to accurately assign CPT procedure codes for principal procedure and all applicable secondary procedures on all Day Surgery, Endoscopy, and Observation encounters, when applicable, to arrive at the most appropriate APC assignment. (includes Ortho, Cardiology, GYN, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Vascular, etc)
  6. Understands and appropriately assigns all applicable modifiers to CPT procedure codes when needed.
  7. Abstracts required information from record and enters into abstract system.
  8. Queries physicians appropriately when documentation is not clear in the medical record.
  9. Codes Day Surgery, Endoscopy and Observation encounters at all McLeod Health facilities but limited to less complex procedures.
  10. Maintains department specific productivity standards with a 95% accuracy rate.
  11. Respects patient confidentiality at all times.
  12. Performs other backup duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Education/Training:

1 to 2 years of Hospital outpatient coding in Medical Records

Licenses and/or Certifications:

High School Diploma required, AHIMA or AAPC maintained credential required.

About McLeod: McLeod Health is the region's destination for medical excellence. Our excellence extends from the Midlands to the Coast along the border of North and South Carolina - serving more than one million people. As medical needs grow – we grow, expand, and improve our facilities and services. The McLeod Health network is comprised of 7 hospitals with locations in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Manning, Cheraw, Loris, and Little River. We have also expanded into the Carolina Forest area of Myrtle Beach for patients looking for primary care and family physicians.

Founded over a century ago, McLeod is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system which features the strength of more than 750 physicians and 2,000 registered nurses, and more than 8,500 employees. McLeod constantly seeks to improve patient care with efforts that are physician led, data-driven and evidence-based. For more information about McLeod, please click here

Our McLeod History:

https://www.mcleodhealth.org/about-us/history/

Job Location
Florence, South Carolina, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Position Type Details
Full-Time
Physical Address
McLeod Tower, 555 East Cheves Street

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