Medical Records Technician (Coder)

Posted on Dec 12, 2020 via USAJobs

Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Clinton, OK  |  #administrative #government

 


This position serves as a Medical Coder for the Clinton Service Unit.

The position is located in Clinton, OK.

The incumbent will interpret and analyze clinical data, assign and audit diagnostic and procedural codes, abstract clinical information into the computer database, and make determinations regarding appropriate utilization of services/medical necessity for all types of health center records.

This position reports to the Medical Records Administrator.

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-06: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector) performing the following types of work and/or tasks: knowledge of coding terminology, performing chart analysis and following well-established medical record procedures; analyzing, interpreting and abstracting data from clinical documentation and/or electronic health record and assigning correct diagnostic and procedure codes; selects and assigns a principle code along with other codes.

GS-07: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-6 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector) performing the following types of work and/or tasks: Evaluating the record for internal consistency and completeness; responsible for coding the diagnoses, operations and/or procedures from the medical record and entering into the Resources Patient Management System; assures the final diagnosis and operative procedures as slated by the physician are valid and complete; making final determination that the record is complete, accurate and reflects sufficient data to justify the diagnosis.

Apply ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) codes, CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes, and HCPCS (Health Common Procedure Coding System) codes to visits and research information as necessary to get the correct diagnosis code.

GS-08: Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector) performing the following types of work and/or tasks: Accurately assigns and sequences medical codes for all diagnoses, procedures, and services; reviews and assigns accurate current procedural terminology codes; analyzes medical documentation to assure the appropriate evaluation and management levels are assigned; responsible for coding all related ambulatory visits.

Apply ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases) codes, CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes, and HCPCS (Health Common Procedure Coding System) codes to visits and research information as necessary to get the correct diagnosis code, and research information necessary to apply all correct coding following coding guidelines, CCI (Correct Coding Initiative) edits, and CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) guidelines.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

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).


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