Mercy Coding Specialist I in Saint Louis, Missouri
We’re a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
The coder is responsible for reviewing and analyzing documentation present in the medical record for inpatient, outpatient and/or professional services to assign diagnoses/procedure codes as described by the physician(s) of record. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adheres to official coding guidelines.
Because you’re committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That’s why you’ll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Education: High school diploma
Experience: Prior coding experience in ICD-9-CM diagnoses/procedure coding and HCPCS/CPT procedure coding in the acute care inpatient, outpatient hospital or professional services setting.
Certifications: Registered health Information Technologist (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Interventional Radiology Cardiovascular Coder (CIRCC) or completed within 6 months of employment.
Other: Working knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT/HCPCS coding classification systems in an acute care/hospital setting or professional services setting. The physicial demands described here are the representative of the minimums that must be met by an employee to perform all essential funcitons of the job. Most physical demands are below, plus: Frequent: repetitive motion involves approximately 25% keyboard and 75% mouse use for data entry.
Preferred Education: A.S. from an accredited Health Information Technology program or B.S. from an accredited Health Information Management program.
Preferred Other: Working knowledge of the 3M encoder and the Epic system.
We’ll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We’re proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
Requisition ID 2017-761062
Category Support Services
Position Type Full Time
Department Mercy Coding Services
Location US-MO-Saint Louis