Intrastaff

  • Medical Coder - Clinical Documentation Technician

    Job Locations US-MD-Columbia
    Job ID
    2018-1467
    Facility
    JHCP - Howard County
    Category
    Accounting/Finance
    Type
    Temporary Full Time
  • Overview

    Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service. Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.

    Responsibilities

     

    • Assigns numeric and alphanumeric codes to medical diagnoses and procedures for all outpatient encounters.
    • Ensures there is a complete clinical data set, and that clinical documentation supports assigned diagnoses and procedures.
    • Queries medical staff when documentation is not complete or unclear.
    • Maintains various databases and audits reports produced internally and by third party billing services.
    • Keeps abreast of changes in coding guidelines and complex federal (CMS) and commercial insurance carrier regulations.
    • Serves as backup to billing/compliance manager on technical questions and decisions related to clinical documentation and patient billing.

     

    Qualifications

     

    • Requires high school diploma or equivalent. Associates degree preferred.
    • Minimum of two (2) years related clinical outpatient coding experience is required.
    • At least three (3) years in a medical setting obtaining referrals and working on patients’ coordination of care is preferred.
    • Requires Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification. CPC,CCS/P preferred.
    • Requires comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and all body systems and complete understanding of the unique functions of assigned clinical area.
    • Requires college-level Medical Terminology, ICD-9-CM coding/ CPT coding.
    • Requires comprehensive understanding of clinical documentation standards related to departmental activities.
    • Requires proficiency in abstracting and data entry into all data bases used for clinical documentation. Must be able to demonstrate coding principles.
    • Requires analytical ability to allow for interpretation of clinical data in assigned clinical specialty to determine appropriate codes to assign diagnoses and procedures.
    • Strong written, oral communication and interpersonal skills are required. Ability to effectively communicate with all internal and external practitioners is essential.
    • Data entry skills and ability to transcribe medical dictation.
    • Requires analytical ability in order to complete tasks assigned, gather and interpret data form different courses, and resolve problems

    Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

    Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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