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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 7/19/2017

Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Saint Charles, IL

Location
Saint Charles, IL
AJE Ref #
576162066
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
0013439
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

Assigns codes to medical diagnoses and procedures using appropriate coding classifications for assigned record types. Reviews medical records to determine all appropriate diagnostic and procedural code assignments. Assigns and sequences diagnostic and procedural codes using appropriate classification systems. Seeks clarification from healthcare providers or other designated resources to ensure accurate and complete coding. Enhances coding knowledge and skills with continuing education activities and by reviewing pertinent literature.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision

* Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action

Required Education: High school diploma or equivalent



Licensure & Certifications: Certified as a Coding Associate (CCA) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or a Professional Coder (CPC) by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)