Medical Records Technician (Coder)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Richmond, Virginia
Posted
Dec 07, 2021
Closes
Dec 15, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • Interprets, analyzes, assigns diagnostic and procedural codes, and abstracts clinical information into the computer database.
  • Provides the primary source for data and information, ensuring the compliance with third party reimbursement policies, regulations and accreditation guidelines.
  • Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis by reviewing and evaluating medical records for patient visits.
  • Codes diagnosis, operations, and procedures from the medical record.
  • Make complete and accurate selection of the principal diagnosis, procedure, and operation.
  • Provide education and coding updates to staff on coding rules, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Review, analyze, and perform technical evaluation of medical record for compliance and requirements.
  • Ensures that the final diagnosis reflects accurately the care and treatment rendered.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Must pass pre-employment examination.
Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period
ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period
U.S. Citizenship is required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957 and seasonal influenza immunization is required for all staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

COVID-19 vaccination is required for all selectees prior to entrance on duty.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/ .

You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.

Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
GS-8 Grade Level:
Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Ability to accurately perform the full scope of outpatient coding. Apply knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, clinical disease processes, and pharmacology to review, analyze, and assign codes to document patient care encounters using current clinical classification systems; insure provider documentation is complete and supports the diagnoses and procedures coded; consult with professional staff for clarification of conflicting, incomplete or ambiguous clinical data in the medical record; enter and correct information that has been rejected; and correct any identified data errors or inconsistencies; audit medical records for accuracy; and utilize computer system and software applications to correctly code, abstract, record, and transmit data. Ability to analyze the health record to identify all pertinent diagnoses and procedures for coding and to evaluate the adequacy of the documentation.

Time In Grade
Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).

You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

There are no education requirements.

Additional information

Per IHS policy ( SGM 21-04 ) and E.O. 14043 , IHS selectees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before entry on duty or have IHS approve a medical or religious exemption. If an exemption is approved then wearing a face mask is required. Regular testing for COVID-19 will be required for staff located in federally operated hospitals, health centers, and clinics. Your Human Resources Specialist will provide a list of documents acceptable as vaccination proof and instructions for submitting a request for a legally required exception, if needed.

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in a maximum telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to telework upon your appointment. As employees are permitted to return to the office, you may be required to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 calendar days of receiving notice to do so, even if your home/temporary telework site is located outside the local commuting area. Your position may be eligible for workplace flexibilities which may include remote work or telework options, and/or flexible work scheduling. These flexibilities may be requested in accordance with the HHS Workplace Flexibilities policy.

Additional selection(s) of candidates may be possible within 240 days from the date the certificate of eligibles was issued for this announcement.

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit.

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