Genesis Health System Coder in Bettendorf, Iowa
Position Title: Coder
Department: SS-GHG-Dav Surgical Group
Purpose: Assigns ICD-10-CM codes to diseases and procedures for statistical and financial purposes.
Report To: Manager
Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others. There is no formal responsibility for directing others.
Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.
Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, Outside Agencies/Other Health Care Providers, Governing Boards, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Third Party Payors/Insurance Companies, Auditors/Review Agencies
Education: 2 year college program or equivalent experience
Field Of Study: Health Information Management
Special Training: ICD-CM Coding and CPT training/experience
Licensure/Registration: Credentialed by the American Health Information Management Association or American Academy of Professional Coders within 6 months of hire.
Experience: More than 5 years experience required.
Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with fellow employees or peers within the immediate work area. Communications with others are generally routine. The need for interpersonal skills is very limited. Interactions usually involve brief, simple exchanges of information. The job requires very basic communication skills and common courtesy.
Working Conditions: There is limited exposure to highly adverse environmental conditions including physical hazards, health and safety risks, and otherwise undesirable characteristics in the environment. Personal risks require safety equipment or precautions to be followed closely but the time the employee may be exposed to these conditions is limited to 10% or less of the work day.
Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: None