Health Information Assistant Director/Coder

at Touchette Regional Hospital

East Saint Louis, IL

Posted on Jan. 10, 2018


Full Time

The Health Information Assistant Director/Coder has accountability for all patients' records to be coded, handling billing related issues and maintaining the departmental daily functions and responding to all employees and departmental problems in the absence of the director.

Must have a good working knowledge of Federal (CMS), Compdata, State Regulations, The Joint Commission, HIPAA, ICD-9, ICD-10 coding, billing and AHIMA guidelines and standards

Education requirementsAssociate degree with RHIT credentials

Experience requirements3 years supervisory and leadership and hospital experience

5 years Coding and Billing experience to include all patient types and payment aspects

QualificationsKnowledge of ICD-9 ICD-10, CPT-4, coding guidelines and rules
4-yrs Assistant RHIT Working Director position

RHIT credentials

Train the trainer coding certification

Working knowledge of Paragon/McKesson computer

Working knowledge of (EHR) Paragon HPF/MPF-One Content

Fast paced multitasking individual

Experience all patient type coding/payors billing aspects

Knowledge of Patient's portals


ResponsibilitiesAdheres to all Federal (CMS), State regulations and coding guidelines.

Processes all patient visits to assure that all visit id are coded properly

In-patient coding and making sure the , correct DRG assignment is met

Assist with overseeing and training HIM coding staff

Attends Revenue Cycle Meetings

Maintains the CompData data report for ensuring all errors are correct

Maintain all departmental monthly and state reporting.

Maintains and initiates employee counseling if necessary

Supervisors and provide guidance to all Health Information employees in the absence of the director

Working independently with the Ancillary hospital services.

Assists the Administrative Council in the absence of the director.

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