Medical Coder Job at Texas County Memorial Hospital – 3.0 in Texas

Job Description

Medical Records


FLSA: Non-Exempt

Under the supervision of the Director of Medical Records, the Outpatient Coder codes charts and adds appropriate modifiers to claim for billing process. Query physician when necessary. Check at end of each month to make sure no claims go unchecked. Place in doctor’s box for signature. Run report to verify that all procedures are charged to claim in full. Hold all Medicare charts after coded and run APC claims and final verification. Run program for incomplete charts when necessary. Corrects follow up HIDI reports monthly. This is done for in-patient, emergency room and outpatient. Crosswalk anesthesia codes from reference book/coding software, calculates time and base units on Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance claims on all inpatient, outpatient and emergency room anesthesia claims. Codes emergency room charts and checks APC claims in the absence of the Emergency Room Coder.

Education: High School Diploma or GED; education in anatomy, physiology and medical terminology required.

Experience: One year of coding and abstracting experience preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification: CCS and RHIT preferred, but not necessary.

Mental/Physical Requirements: (may be met with or without reasonable accommodations): Intense mental concentration for long periods of time required to complete duties. Work is primarily sedentary (90-95% of time spent at computer terminal). Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, and reaching are required. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from the floor and from overhead, and 40 lbs. from waist height; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions: Standard office conditions. Work involves some interruptions by telephone, employees and visitors.

Age-Specific Competencies: Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family.

Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.

  • Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
  • Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
  • Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
  • School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
  • Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
  • Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
  • Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
  • Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

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Company: Texas County Memorial Hospital – 3.0

Company Location:  Texas

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