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Coding Assistant

Company: Ortho Tennessee
Location: Reading
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description -- Coding Assistant -- Position Summary: -- ------ Assists the coding staff by preparing information needed for the coding process. Gathers, sorts, numbers, and scans operative reports from multiple locations. Tracks and obtains missing charge sheets and/or missing dictation. Creates encounter numbers for inpatient visits and hospital discharges. Retains dictation until the patient is discharged from the hospital. Corrects outpatient dictation errors. Acts ethically and professionally in all aspects of the job, observing HIPAA regulations. -- Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities: -- --------- Assists the coding staff by preparing information needed for the coding process. --------- Performs tasks that facilitate the charge capture process. --------- Assigns medical record numbers, sorts, and scans all dictation from multiple hospital facilities. --------- Obtains and reviews med-image dictation and makes sure the surgery information is on the patient's chart. --------- Creates encounters for each hospital stay. --------- Checks dictation to make sure there is an encounter for each and holds copies of dictation until patient is discharged from hospital. --------- Works with the hospital desk, transcription, and coders to obtain any needed information. --------- Corrects operative notes, dates, and physician name as needed. --------- Records discharge encounters to produce a charge for coding. --------- Monitors KOSC surgery list to ensure every surgery is billed. --------- Scans pre-certification forms. --------- Adheres to patient confidentiality policies. --------- Assists the coding department with all duties. -- Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills and Personal Characteristics -- --------- Knowledge of all documents required for completing the coding process. --------- Knowledge of computer systems and applications, specifically, must be proficient in the use of the EHR software. --------- Knowledge of HIPAA regulations. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality. --------- Knowledge of office equipment including computer, scanner, printer, fax machine, and copier. --------- Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a high volume fast-paced environment. --------- Ability to deal courteously with co-workers and other staff members. --------- Ability to interact with other departments serving as a resource for coding information. --------- Exhibits strong communication and interpersonal skills when interacting with staff, providers, and hospital and outpatient facilities. --------- Adheres to all policies and procedures, including but not limited to standards for safety, personal conduct, attendance, punctuality, and personal appearance. --------- Assumes responsibility for personal development and own actions. --------- Promotes good public relations and customer service at all times -- Education and Experience -- -- High School Diploma or GED -- -- Supervision Received: -- -- Reports to the Coding Supervisor -- -- Positions Supervised: -- -- None --
-- PHYSICIAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS -- JOB TITLE: Coding Assistant N=Not part of job requirement; S=Seldom; O=Occasionally; F=Frequently; C=Constantly Physical Requirements: -- Strength N---------- S O F C Able to push/pull objects less than 20 lbs. -- -- X -- -- Able to push/pull more than 20 lbs. -- -- X -- -- Able to push/pull more than 50 lbs. -- X -- -- -- Able to push/pull more than 100 lbs with assistance only X -- -- -- -- -- Manual DexterityN S O F C Able to perform simple motor skills such as standing, walking, etc -- -- -- X -- Able to perform simple manipulative skills such as sweeping, walking, writing collating, etc. -- -- -- -- X Able to perform moderately difficult manipulative skill such as positioning patients, typing, etc -- -- -- -- X Able to perform difficult manipulative skills such as calibration of equipment, injections, etc X -- -- -- -- -- COORDINATION N S O F C Able to perform gross body coordination, such as walking, stooping, filing, etc -- -- -- X -- Able to perform tasks which require hand-eye coordination such as keyboard skill, IM injection, running power tools, etc -- -- -- -- X Able to perform tasks which require arm-hand steadiness such as taking B/P's, calibration of tools and equipment, etc X -- -- -- -- -- Mobility N S O F C Able to walk -- -- -- X -- Able to stand -- -- -- X -- Able to sit for prolonged periods -- -- -- -- X Able to stand for prolonged periods -- -- X -- -- Able to remain in uncomfortable positions for long periods such as bending over tables, etc X -- -- -- -- -- Visual Discrimination N S O F C Able to see objects far away as in driving -- -- X -- -- Able to see objects closely as in reading equipment or patient assessment -- -- -- -- X Able to discriminate colors as in microscope slides, colors in electrical wires or warning lights X -- -- -- -- -- Hearing N S O F C Able to hear normal sounds with some background of noise as in answering phone, intercom, etc -- -- -- -- X -- Mental Requirements: -- Concentration N S O F C Able to concentrate on detail with some interruption -- -- -- -- X Able to concentrate on detail with constant interruption -- -- -- x -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Attention Span N S O F C Needs to attend to task/function for 10-45 minutes at a time -- -- -- -- X Needs to attend to task/function for more than 60 minutes at a time -- -- -- X -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4. Memory N S O F C Able to remember task/assignment for full shift -- -- -- -- X Able to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others during course of day -- -- -- -- X Able to remember multiple tasks/assignments given to self and others over long periods of time -- -- x -- -- -- -- Environmental Condition: -- Condition N S O F C Exposure to blood, body tissues, or fluids X -- -- -- -- Exposure to hazardous waste materials other than blood, body tissues or fluids X -- -- -- -- Exposure to seasonal conditions in outside weather -- X -- -- -- Exposure to radiation X -- -- -- -- Exposure to toxins, cytotoxins, or poisonous substances X -- -- -- -- Exposure to dust -- -- X -- -- Exposure to other hazardous materials such as chemicals X -- -- -- -- Exposure to bodily injuries -- X -- -- -- Exposure to loud and unpleasant noises -- -- X -- -- Exposure to high humidity or wetness -- X -- -- -- Exposure to electrical hazards X -- -- -- -- Exposure to electro-magnetic radiation as in CRT's (VDT's) X -- -- -- -- -- -- I have received a copy of this Position Description and I agree to abide by it.-- I realize that every effort has been made to make this Position Description as complete as possible, however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties I will be required to perform.-- The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position or my performance review. -- Employee Signature __________________________________-- ----Date:-- ______________ -- Knoxville News Sentinel.Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Medical Coding Coordinator

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