St. Luke's Hospital Coding Technician II-Medical Record in DULUTH, Minnesota
The Coding Technician II accurately selects and sequences diagnosis and procedure codes using the current version of ICD and CPT, which reflect the status of a patient during an encounter. Additional responsibilities include: APC review and validation utilizing encoder and follow-up, data entry into MediTech.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Six (6) months in a medical coding position performing outpatient coding OR if exclusively remote: two (2) years of facility and professional emergency department coding.
Passing score on the coding test administered during the interview process.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification, or RHIT or RHIA.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to assign accurate ICD and CPT codes to inpatient and outpatient medical records. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, and International Classification of Diseases uniform coding guidelines. Ability to demonstrate attention to detail and aptitude for accuracy, understand and maintain the confidential nature of information required of the job, communicate effectively with other persons, including members of the medical staff. Skill in utilizing a medical dictionary, Physicians Desk Reference and Hospital formulary.
READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Basic Skills: Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Moderate physical activity and to see, hear, speak, lift, sit for extended periods of time, bend and push
Stand - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Walk - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Sit - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Stoop, Squat, Kneel, or Crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Talk or hear - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Up to 10 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Rarely or None
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
Typical office environment