SyracuseRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Syracuse jobs

Medical records Technician (coder)

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Syracuse
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Basic Requirements: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.) Experience: One year of creditable experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical coding, and the structure and format of a health records.
OR
Education: An associate's degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with a major field of study in health information technology/health information management, or a related degree with a minimum of 12 semester hours in health information technology/health information management (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical coding, and introduction to health records);
OR
Completion of an AHIMA approved coding program, or other intense coding training program of approximately one year or more that included courses in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic ICD diagnostic/procedural, and basic CPT coding. The training program must have led to eligibility for coding certification/certification examination, and the sponsoring academic institution must have been accredited by a national U.S. Department of Education accreditor, or comparable international accrediting authority at the time the program was completed;
OR
Experience/Education Combination: Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. The following educational/ training substitutions are appropriate :(a) Six months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record and one year above high school with a minimum of 6 semester hours of health information technology courses.(b) Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to six months of experience provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures. Also requires six additional months of experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology and general understanding of the health record Certification. Persons hired or reassigned to MRT (Coder) positions in the GS-0675 series in VHA must have either of the following certifications/credentials: Apprentice/Associate Level Certification through AHIMA or AAPC. Mastery Level Certification through AHIMA or AAPC. Clinical Documentation Improvement Certification through AHIMA or ACDIS. Grade Determinations:GS-04: Experience or Education.
None beyond basic requirements
.
GS-05: Experience:. One year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level; O R, Education. Successful completion of four years of education above high school leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, with a major field of study in health information management or a related degree with a minimum of 24 semester hours in health information management or technology. In addition to experience. the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
Ability to use health information technology and various office software products used in MRT (Coder) positions (e.g., the electronic health record, coding and abstracting software, etc.).
Ability to navigate through and abstract pertinent information from health
records.
Knowledge of the ICD CM, PCS Official Conventions and Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, and CPT guidelines.
Ability to apply knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy/physiology, and disease processes to accurately assign codes to
inpatient and outpatient episodes of care based on health record documentation.
Knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements, CMS, and/or health record documentation guidelines.
Ability to manage priorities and coordinate work to complete duties within required timeframes, and the ability to follow-up on pending issues. GS-06: Experience: One year of creditable experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
Ability to analyze the health record to identify all pertinent diagnoses and procedures for coding and to evaluate the adequacy of the documentation.
Ability to determine whether health records contain sufficient information for regulatory requirements, are acceptable as legal documents, are adequate for
continuity of patient care, and support the assigned codes. This includes the ability to take appropriate actions if health record contents are not complete,
accurate, timely, and/or reliable.
Ability to apply laws and regulations on the confidentiality of health information (e.g., Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, and HIPAA).
Ability to accurately apply the ICD CM, PCS Official Conventions and Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, and CPT Guidelines to various coding
scenarios.
Comprehensive knowledge of current classification systems, such as ICD CM, PCS, CPT, HCPCS, and skill in applying classifications to both inpatient
and outpatient records based on health record documentation.
Knowledge of complication or comorbidity/major complication or comorbidity (CC/MCC) and POA indicators to obtain correct MS-DRG. GS-07: Experience. At least one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
Skill in applying current coding classifications to a variety of inpatient and outpatient specialty care areas to accurately reflect service and care provided
based on documentation in the health record.
Ability to communicate with clinical staff for specific coding and documentation issues, such as recording inpatient and outpatient diagnoses
and procedures, the correct sequencing of diagnoses and/or procedures, and the relationship between health record documentation and code assignment.
Ability to research and solve coding and documentation related issues.
Skill in reviewing and correcting system or processing errors and ensuring all assigned work is complete.
Ability to abstract, assign, and sequence codes, including complication or
comorbidity/major complication or comorbidity (CC/MCC), and POA indicators to obtain correct MS-DRG GS-08: Experience: At least one (1) year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs:
Ability to analyze the health record to identify all pertinent diagnoses and procedures for coding and to evaluate the adequacy of the documentation. This includes the ability to read and understand the content of the health record, the terminology, the significance of the comments, and the disease process/pathophysiology of the patient.
Ability to accurately perform the full scope of outpatient coding, including ambulatory surgical cases, diagnostic studies and procedures, and outpatient
encounters, and inpatient facility coding, including inpatient discharges, surgical cases, diagnostic studies and procedures, and inpatient professional services.
Skill in interpreting and adapting health information guidelines that are not completely applicable to the work, or have gaps in specificity, and the ability to use judgment in completing assignments using incomplete or inadequate guidelines References: VHA Handbook 5005/122 Part II Appendix G57
Physical Requirements: See VA Directive and Handbook 5019, Employee Occupational Health Service.

Keywords: Veterans Health Administration, Syracuse , Medical records Technician (coder), Healthcare , Syracuse, New York

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Other Healthcare Jobs


Travel Nurse RN - OR - Operating Room - $3,354 per week
Description: Marvel Medical Staffing Nursing is seeking a travel nurse RN OR - Operating Room for a travel nursing job in Hornell, New York.Job Description Requirements ul li Specialty:
Company: NurseFly
Location: Hornell
Posted on: 04/19/2021

Microbiology Technologist OR Clinical Laboratory Technologist Opening - Rochester
Description: Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted Medical Technologist - Microbiology - Looking to join a state-of-the-art global central laboratory
Company: KA Recruiting
Location: Rochester
Posted on: 04/19/2021

Ultrasonographer - Cardiac Sonographer
Description: Please Submit Profiles to: br br Cardiac Sonographer - 147071 br Hospital:
Company: Host Healthcare
Location: Hornell
Posted on: 04/19/2021


Nurse Practitioner - Electrophysiology
Description: Family Practice/Primary Care opening in Corning, New York. This and other nurse practitioner jobs brought to you by NursingJobCafe.com Full-time Electrophysiology Advanced Healthcare Practitioner needed (more...)
Company: KA Recruiting Inc.
Location: Corning
Posted on: 04/19/2021

Travel Nurse RN - ED - Emergency Department - $4,013 per week
Description: Marvel Medical Staffing Nursing is seeking a travel nurse RN ED - Emergency Department for a travel nursing job in Hornell, New York.Job Description Requirements ul li Specialty:
Company: NurseFly
Location: Hornell
Posted on: 04/19/2021

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant (Walk In Clinic)
Description: Family Practice/Primary Care opening in Corning, New York. This and other nurse practitioner jobs brought to you by NursingJobCafe.com Walk In Clinic Urgent Care or Physician Assistant opportunity -An (more...)
Company: KA Recruiting Inc.
Location: Corning
Posted on: 04/19/2021

Clinical Laboratory Technologist OR MT OR MLS In New York
Description: Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted Medical Technologist - General - Looking to join a state-of-the-art laboratory Do you have your NYS License as a Clinical Laboratory Technologist This (more...)
Company: KA Recruiting
Location: West Henrietta
Posted on: 04/19/2021

Travel Medical Lab Tech - $1,850 per week
Description: Med Travelers is seeking a travel Medical Lab Tech for a travel job in Batavia, New York.Job Description Requirements ul li Specialty: Medical Lab Tech li Discipline: Allied Health Professional (more...)
Company: Med Travelers
Location: Batavia
Posted on: 04/19/2021

SLP Position - School
Description: br br br br We're hiring experienced speech language pathologists for school, br hospital, outpatient and skilled nursing facilities with immediate br openings. br br br Minimum Qualifications: (more...)
Company: Jackson Therapy Partners
Location: Batavia
Posted on: 04/19/2021

Telemetry RN
Description: Axis has an immediate opening for a Rock Star Tele RN to work 12 weeks in Corning, NY. This position requires an active state license and at least 1 year of current experience.Job Summary: ul li Job (more...)
Company: Fusion Medical Staffing
Location: Corning
Posted on: 04/19/2021

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest New York jobs by following @recnetNY on Twitter!

Syracuse RSS job feeds