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Coder Analyst Health Information Home Care MSHC

Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Administrative Regional Training Cntr

Shift: Shift 1

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

Work Schedule: Days

Hours:
8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday

Summary:
Codes homecare records for the purpose of accurate reimbursement, research, and compliance with regulatory agency mandates. Diagnoses are coded through review of all available documentation utilizing ICD-10 codes.

Responsibilities:
EDUCATION
  • B.S. in Health Information Management or AAS in Health Information Technology required. -OR as identified below:
  • Certification as an RHIA or RHIT. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) is preferred. Would also consider an RHIA or RHIT eligible candidate if enrolled in an HIT or HIM program and candidate has completed coding, medical terminology, anatomy & physiology; OR a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Medical Coder (CMC) with certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC); OR an experienced coder with the Certified Coder Specialist (CCS) credentials would also be considered
  • Successful certification within one (1) year of date of graduation (AHIMA or AAPC)
  • Candidates are required to take and successfully pass a CH coding test
  • Maintains credentials by meeting AHIMA/ AAPC continuing education requirementS

EXPERIENCE
  • 6 months coding experience in a home care or acute care setting preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Thorough knowledge of ICD-10-CM, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
  • Partner with and across Teams. Demonstrated ability to work closely with CH associates, medical staff, department managers
  • Superior written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Drive performance. Ambitious, takes prompt action for priorities, addresses challenges & opportunities
  • Possess skills related to organization and prioritization
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computers, software, hardware and technological advances
  • Problem Solving: Includes appropriate staff in problem solving, defining, and prioritizing
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Mobilizer. Sets goals/expectations. Ability to meet deadlines consistently and generate reports
  • Change Driver. Welcomes improvement, open to new ideas of others, helps others embrace change and accepts suggestions for change from other team members. Embraces creative thinking, generates creative solutions
  • Ability to read medical record documents and utilize computer to enter diagnoses, procedures and patient data throughout the day
  • Ability and knowledge to code chart and/or query physician

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Quiet, office work environment
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