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- Audit medical record documentation to identify undercoded and upcoded services
- Communicate effectively with internal staff
- Compile and report statistical data to internal staff
- Completion of special projects including claims and/or coding related audit support
- Ensures strict confidentiality of all records
- Monitor the assignment of the principal and secondary diagnoses and procedures by thoroughly reviewing all documentation in the medical record utilizing knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and pathology
- Review the discharge summary, history and physical, physician progress notes, consultation reports, radiology, laboratory, pathology, emergency room record to accurately assign a diagnosis and / or procedure.
- Under direct supervision prepares detailed audit assessments and reports with recommendations and shares to appropriate internal and external customers in a timely manner
- Under direct supervision provides a second level review of coding to ensure compliance with legal procedural policies and to ensure optimal reimbursement while adhering to regulations prohibiting unbundling and other questionable practices
- Under direct supervision provides general assistance to other departments as requested.
- Utilize standard coding guidelines and principles and coding clinics to verify that the appropriate ICD-10 CM and CPT codes were assigned including modifiers for APC assignment and accurate reimbursement
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education/experience. Minimum of 3 years general coding and/or coding audit experience > 3 years Graduate of an approved Health Record Administration, HIM or Accredited Medical Record Technician program (RHIA/RHIT or eligible) or a certified coding program. Extensive knowledge of ICD-10 and/or CPT classifications and coding of diagnoses and procedures is required. In depth knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy/physiology, pharmacology, and pathology is required. The ability to problem solve and to communicate in a professional manner with staff and other health care professionals is essential. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Proficiency in computer skills required for coding. Detail oriented individual with excellent organizational skills. High degree of oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in MS Office/PC skills. Traveling may be required as necessary.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CCS, CPC, CPC-A, COC, CIC, CPC-H, CCS-P, RHIA, RHIT required
- Certification in Infection Control or Certified Coding Specialist or Certified Professional Coder
- Certified Professional Coder
- Registered Health Information Administrator or Registered Health Information Technician
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities