Indian Health Service, Department of Health And Human Services
Serves as a Coder and Clinical Data Analyst in the Medical Records Department, located at the Haskell Health Center, Lawrence, KS.
The purpose of this position is to 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 hospital/clinic records.
Incumbent 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.
For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.
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: GS-06: I have one year specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level which include: 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: I have one year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-06 grade level which include: 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 stated 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 Codes, CPT, HCPCS codes to visits and research information as necessary to get the correct diagnosis code.
GS-08: I have one year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the GS-07 grade level which include: 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.
Apply ICD-10 Codes, CPT, HCPCS 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 edits, and CMS guidelines.
As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-05 for most positions covered by this standard; however, one year of graduate education (18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours) may be credited at the GS-7 level in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position (such as: Health Information Management, Health Informatics, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Management).
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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