The qualified candidate must possess a certification from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as a certified coding specialist or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a certified professional coder and have a thorough knowledge of medical terminology. A working knowledge of coding rules and an understanding of third party payers and insurance programs are required. Computer skills, with Excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook required. Must be able to type at least 40 wpm, be proficient with the use of a calculator, and have good inter-personal relationship skills.
The successful candidate must have strong computer and math skills and must demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills and human relations skills in contacts with patients, public, and employees including physicians.
Primary responsibilities include coding Professional and Hospital services as assigned. This includes utilizing various hospital, physician and coding systems.
Candidate must be able to maintain confidentiality at all times, in all matters.