Coding Specialist -

Open Date 6/26/2017
Division Reading Hospital
Description

The HIM Professional Services Coding Specialist for Anesthesia is responsible for providing accurate diagnosis, surgical and ASA coding for Anesthesia providers. Correct code assignment is based on required coding criteria for ICD-10-CM, CPT, ASA and consistent with established industry and regulatory coding compliance guidelines. Coding Specialist will collaborate with anesthesia providers to ensure accurate, timely documentation supporting coding compliance

Position Requirements Qualifications:
Education:
HS Diploma or GED (required)
Medical Coding training (i.e. Coding certificate program, preferably through AHIMA, AAPC, Community College)
Associate Degree: Health Information Management, Medical Coding/Billing (preferred)
**Combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree
Certifications (required):
CPC (AAPC) or CCS (AHIMA)
Preferred credentials: CCS or CPC with CANPC
Experience and Skills:
2+ years active Anesthesia coding experience preferred, including the ability to code and crosswalk ASA codes.
Demonstrated proficiency and experience with surgical coding using CPT guidelines and related reimbursement/regulatory requirements.
Demonstrated proficiency to code ICD-10-CM diagnoses to the highest specificity
Knowledge and understanding of medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, pathophysiology, ICD-10-CM, CPT,
Strong communication, analytical, investigative skills to maintain coding data integrity.
Experience with EHR, preferably Epic systems
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Special Notes
About the Organization Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.
Hours Bi-Weekly 80

Reading Shift Day