Collective Bargaining Unit: AFSCME 1178 Health and Hospital SystemsAFSCME 1178 Health and Hospital Systems Posting Salary: $26.434 - HOURLY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Oak Forest Health Center
15900 South Cicero Ave.
Oak Forest, IL 60452
Job SummaryAFSCME 1178
Under the supervision of a Coding Manager, the System Coder will abstracts relevant clinical and demographic information from the medical record to identify the care rendered to the patient for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance. Assign ICD-9-CM and PCS codes, E/M, ICD-10-CM and PCS codes, CPT-4, and HCPCS Level II codes in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines. Abstract into a grouper and assign DRG on inpatient accounts and apply APC to outpatient accounts. With minimal errors, identifies principal and secondary diagnosis and procedures based upon federally mandated requirements, corporate requirements, and hospital policy. Maintain productivity standards.
Identifies and codes the principal and secondary diagnosis and procedures using ICD9-CM and PCS, E/M, ICD10-CM and PCS, CPT-4, and HCPCS Level II codes with minimal errors as needed
Sequences diagnoses and procedures in accordance with the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) guidelines
Abstracts specific data and enters into the clinical abstracting database
Utilizes the encoder and other related databases and references to minimize coding errors
Attends departmental required in-service and training in-service programs
Attends the Hospital's annual in-service and training programs
Adheres to section/departmental procedures for work assignments
Meets quality and productivity standards
Adheres to the Departmental Standard Practices Guidelines
Adheres to Hospital attendance policies
Adheres to environmental requirements
Meets the standard for compliance of Continuing Education (CE) as defined by AHIMA or other licensing/certification agency
Perform assignments as scheduled with or without supervision
Maintains the confidentiality of information
Maintains a cooperative working relationship with the Health Information Management team
May be required to work flexible hours.
Performs other duties as assigned, as required
A High School Diploma or G.E.D. is required (must provide proof at time of interview)
One (1) year of Coding experience within the last two (2) years is required
Applicant must possess one or more of the following certifications
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) (AHIMA)
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) (AHIMA)
Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P) (AHIMA)
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) )(AAPC) (must provide proof at time of interview)
Must be able to work flexible day shift hours is required
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Working knowledge of ICD9-CM and PCS, ICD10-CM and PCS
Working knowledge of CPT-4
Working knowledge of HCPCS Level II Codes
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Ability to code utilizing a computerized encoder/abstracting system
Ability to operate a PC in a windows environment
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends
Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and maintain confidentiality
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of Countyemployment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER