Responsible for performing all functions to accomplish the coding and abstracting of patient diagnosis and procedure information to maintain patient indices and provide correct billing information. Responsible for the maintenance of patient files. May be assigned to variable work throughout the HIM department. Works cooperatively as a team with all revenue cycle, hospital and management associates.
High School Diploma or GED
Preferred completion of Accredited Associate HIM Program, Accredited Baccalaureate or Master's Health Informatics/HIM Program Degree in Health Information Management or other allied health degree or an AHIMA approved Coding Certificate Program or successful Completion of Coder Certificate Program
Successful score of 85% on "Christus Inpatient Coding Qualifying Test" and/or "Christus Outpatient Coding Qualifying Test."
Two (2) years' progressive on-the-job experience coding with ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding in a hospital or outpatient setting
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
At least one of the following preferred certifications are required: RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician (AHIMA)), CCS (Certified Coding Specialist (AHIMA)) CPC-H (Certified Professional hospital outpatient facility (AAPC)
Any of the following certifications may be accepted: RHIA Registered Health Information Administrator (AHIMA), CCA (Certified Coding Associate (AHIMA))
Other specialty AAPC credentialed coder certifications may be accepted. Specialty certifications are listed below but are not limited to including specialty such as the following:
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.