ED Coder

Regular Full-Time 901 West Main Street, Freehold, NJ CentraState Medical Center
[ Overview ]

Applies ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 codes diagnoses and procedures codes to emergency department records. Identifies facility and procedure level code.

[ Responsibilities ]
  • Reviews ED records to ensure complete and accurate documentation to support all diagnoses and procedures.
  • Accurately abstracts required data such as discharge dispositions, consultations and procedure/operative information with 95% accuracy.
  • In a 7.5 hour day completes an average of 22-25 inpatient records, 50 surgical records, or 100 ED records.
  • Assigns codes with a 95% DRG accuracy rate.
  • Monitors unbilled report by identifying ED edits and makes appropriate coding changes.
  • Follows-up on ED records not coded and records needing consultations or additional information.
  • Validates facility and procedure levels on the ED charge track according to hospital guidelines.
[ Qualifications ]

Education:

High School Diploma Or Equivalent

Additional Educational Requirements

High School graduate or equivalent with training in medical terminology and medical coding.

 

Work Experience:

1 Year Coding Experience Required

Additional Experience Requirements

Minimum one year coding experience required.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Knowledge of medical terminology and coding required. Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

[ Physical Demands ]

Working Conditions:

Normal office environment.

 

Exposure:

No expected exposure to blood and/or body fluids.

 

Physical Demands:

Sitting – Frequently

Standing/Walking – Rarely

Kneeling/Stooping – Rarely

Bending/Climbing – Rarely

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Rarely

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Rarely

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Rarely

Typing/Filing – Frequently

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

[ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ]

CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.

 

At CentraState, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.

 

Additionally, CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.