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MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Coding Specialist - Combined Coding in Houston, Texas

Mission Statement

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Summary

Analyzes medical records and abstracts clinical data by assigning codes from patient records in accordance to coding classification systems. Reviews patient encounters for accurate code assignment of all relevant diagnosis and procedures. Enters appropriate codes into the hospital's mainframe computer for the transfer of data to billing files for reimbursement. Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous or unclear for coding purposes. Serves as a resource for other departments users related to the abstracted coded data.

Key Functions

Analyzes medical records to abstract clinical data by assigning codes from patient records in accordance with the coding classification systems of ICD-10-CM and/or CPT.

Reviews patient encounters for accurate code assignment(s) of all relevant diagnosis, procedures, and/or modifiers.

Applies guidelines as indicated through the Local Coverage Determination (LCD), National Coverage Determination (NCD), as well as the National Correct Coding Initiative (CCI).

Coder meets and maintains a production rate of 90% or higher.

Coder meets and maintains an accuracy rate of 90% on all coded records.

Maintains coding knowledge and skills through attending continuing education activities and reviewing pertinent literature, attending institutional coding meetings, seminars, and other educational forums.

Queries physicians and/or departments when code assignments are not straightforward or if documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous or unclear for coding purposes.

Communicates effectively and demonstrates good interpersonal and professional skills when interacting with others.

Resolves claim and billing edits as well as denials by performing second review of medical record documentation and code assignments.

Review and provide resolution of edits/warnings.

Other duties as assigned

Required: Associate's degree in Health Information Management. Two years of coding experience in a medical services environment or one year as a Clinical Coding Associate at M D Anderson Cancer Center . May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis and no experience required with preferred degree. Must pass pre-employment skills test as required and administered by Human Resources.

Preferred: Bachelors Degree in Health Information Management

Preferred: One of the following:

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

  • Certified Professional Coder - Hospital (CPC-H) by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

  • Certified Professional Coder - Hospital (CPC-H) by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

__ No

__ Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

__ No

__ Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

__ No

__ Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals

__ No

__ Yes

Exposure to radiation

__ No

__ Yes

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

Walking

Sitting

Reaching

Lifting/Carrying

Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs

Pushing/Pulling

Up to 10 lbs

10lbs to 50 lbs

More than 50 lbs

Use computer/keyboard

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 142461

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 50,800

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 76,200

  • Science Jobs: No

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