Medical Records Coder (FT)

Website Pike County Memorial Hospital

Pike County Memorial Hospital

Job Description

Monday- Friday 8-4:30


Prior coding classification education required. Previous hospital coding experience (ICD-10-CM and CPT-4) and abstracting in an acute care general hospital highly desirable. Prior computer and/or encoder software experience desirable. Work requires extreme attention to detail and work which meets high ethical standards, logical thinking and the ability to acquire an intricate knowledge of system software and hardware. Knowledge of components of the medical record. Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes and medical terminology. Must be familiar with operative terms and pharmacology. Flexibility and an ability to work in a team environment. Must be able to interpret and decipher physician and other care giver handwriting and documentation. Computer proficiency for use in daily work processes. Work is extremely detailed and requires high accuracy rate to meet regulatory requirements. Must be able to meet coding benchmarks set by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association).

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required. New graduates eligible for certification must complete the certification examination at the earliest testing dates following employment, and all subsequent dates thereafter until the exam is satisfactorily completed.


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