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

This position will be located in Houston, TX.

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

The primary purpose of the Senior Outpatient Clinical Coding Specialist position is to…

Analyzes medical records and abstracts clinical data by assigning codes from patient records in accordance to coding classification systems.

The following will apply to a position hired for the Interventional Radiology (IR) coder:

· Matrix relationship to Revenue Operations & Coding, Supervisor and IR, Associate Director.

· Split time and shared oversight with IR

· CIRCC certification through the American Academy of Professional coders

· Training and quality oversight of the IR technologist

· Routine quality review reports

Key Functions

· Analyzes complex operative reports and medical records to abstract clinical data by assigning codes from patient records in accordance with the coding classification systems.

· Reviews patient encounters for accurate code assignment of all relevant diagnosis, procedures and modifiers.

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

· 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.

· Identifies and reports documentation issues and may participate in team or provider educational activities.

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

· May be required to attend/participate in group, or individual meetings with providers of service, or with administration.

· May collect and prepare data for management review.

· Serves as a resource concerning clinical coding practice, policies and procedures.

· Report problems/concerns to management proactively for continuous process improvement.

· Review and provide resolution of edits/warnings.

· Other duties, as assigned.

Education

Required: Associates Degree in Health Information Management.

Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management or any Healthcare related field

Experience

Required: Five years of clinical coding experience for complex or multi-specialties. With preferred degree, three years of clinical coding experience for complex or multi-specialties. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

License/Certification - At least one of the following

Required:

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Certified Professional Coder (CPC-H)

Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC)

Certified Outpatient Coder (COC)

Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

Preferred: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Certified Professional Coder (CPC-H)

Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC)

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