Medical Records Technician (Coder)

Posted on Feb 02, 2021 via USAJobs

Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services

Kayenta, AZ  |  #administrative #government


This function assures that complete and accurate diagnostic and procedural coded data is present for research, epidemiology.

outcomes and statistical analysis, financial and strategic planning, reimbursement, evaluation of quality of care, and communication to support the patient's treatment.

The coding function provides the primary source for medical data and information used in health care and promotes the continuity of medical care and optimization of reimbursement.

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:nYour 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:nFor GS-07: 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 and 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.nFor GS-08: 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; being responsible for coding all related ambulatory visits.

Time In GradenFederal 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 within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

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