Medical Records Data Spec (RHIT/RHIA OR CCS )
MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Associates Degree in related field or certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). Two (2) years of experience in an acute care facility's Health Information Management organization coding inpatient, ambulatory surgery, ambulatory care, emergency room and diagnostic testing records utilizing ICD-9-CM, and CPT-4. Must be able to sit, pull, type, see, calculate, compare, edit, evaluate and interpret for extended periods of time. Competence in both oral and written English. Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public. Knowledge of CPT-4 coding, ICD-9-CM coding and medical terminology. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and DRG reimbursement. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to maintain a professional manner at all times. Ability to review medical records, abstract diagnosis and translate diagnosis into ICD-9-CM codes. Ability to successfully interact with physicians to obtain patient information, agreements as principle and for secondary diagnoses and procedures. Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy under time constraints to meet deadlines. Ability to exercise discretion and judgment in disseminating information. Ability to verify and update medical records in the computer database in an efficient manner.