The position is responsible for facilitating improvement in the overall quality and completeness of the medical record documentation. The Auditor will provide support and expertise through comprehensive assessment and review of inpatient medical records. The Auditor will facilitate accurate DRG assignment and obtain appropriate documentation through extensive interaction with physicians, patient care givers and health information management coding staff to ensure that reimbursement is received for the level of services rendered to the patients.
High school diploma or equivalent required
Associates degree or higher in a healthcare-related field preferred
College courses in medical terminology and anatomy and physiology preferred
Must be efficient and accurate in performance of coding tasks
Must be able to accurately read and decipher handwriting
Must be able to work with speed and accuracy and with good eye-hand coordination.
Must be able to operate computer terminal and other office machines.
Must demonstrate competency by achieving an accuracy rating of greater than 96% on hospital coding examination. To provide documentation of this to their manager/director.
One (1) year pervious acute hospital inpatient coding experience preferred.
Must possess a good background in medical terminology and anatomy and physiology as the fundamental of medical science.
Must be knowledgeable of the application of the International Classification of Diseases and Operations, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, (ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM), and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Diagnosis Related Groups (DRG) and Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APC).
Must be familiar with content and arrangement of the medical record.
Must be familiar with the other functions in Medical Records and how they relate to the Coding function.
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
CDS certification preferred
Certified Inpatient Coding Specialist (CCS) required within 12 months of hire
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.