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Work where every moment matters.
Every day, almost 25,000 Hartford HealthCare
employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing
every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most
comprehensive healthcare network.
The creation of the HHC System Support Office
recognizes the work of a large and growing group of employees whose
responsibilities are continually evolving so that we and our departments now
work on behalf of the system as a whole, rather than a single member
With the creation of our new umbrella
organization we now have our own identity with a unique payroll, benefits,
performance management system, service recognition programs and other common
practices across the system.
complex inpatient clinical documentation to determine the appropriate
assignment of alpha numeric diagnosis/procedure codes and Medicare Severity Diagnosis
Related Groups (MS-DRG). Data is
classified for internal and external statistical reporting, research,
regulatory compliance and reimbursement.
Mentors other coders
in understanding policies and procedures and HIM systems; supports and
participates in special projects and assignments; and provides subject matter
expert guidance to others and recommends corrective actions to Manager.
- Applies knowledge of anatomy and physiology,
clinical disease processes, pharmacology, and diagnostic and procedural
terminology to determine the appropriate assignment of diagnosis and procedure
- Analyzes medical records using the Uniform
Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS), interprets documentation and assigns
proper International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical
Modification (ICD‑9‑CM)/ International Classification of Diseases, Tenth
Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) diagnoses and ICD-9-CM and
ICD-10-PCS (Procedural Classification System) operative procedure codes
utilizing designated software to included Computer Assisted Coding (CAC) and/or
encoder, coding manuals and other reference material.
- Adheres to all department coding procedures,
policies, guidelines and quality standards.
- Reviews DRG assigned to each record. Enters
coded/abstracted information into software, analyzes DRG groupings, and
observes for appropriate DRG assignment.
- Collaborate with clinical documentation
specialists (CDS) to determine appropriate MS-DRG assignment for compliance and
- Complete on a daily basis cases that have been
assigned to them utilizing the appropriate work lists.
- Seeks clarification from physicians in cases where
documentation is absent, ambiguous, or contradictory.
- If required, assists in training and mentoring new
coders to become acclimated to new environment, and understanding internal
coding policies and procedures.
other coders during their orientation period and assists them in understanding policies
and procedures and HIM systems.
and participates in special projects and assignments.
subject matter expert guidance to others and recommends corrective actions to
- Abides by the Standards of
Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management
Association and adheres to official coding guidelines.
- Assist manager with other tasks as necessary
- Backs up manager in his/her absence
- Acts as Lead for coding teams as assigned
- Meet revenue cycle goals (Key Performance
Indicators (KPI), Productivity Standards)
Qualifications Education/Experience Required
- High school diploma or General Education
Development (GED) required.
- Associate Degree preferred.
Four or more years of
progressive on-the-job coding experience in an acute care hospital setting.
Coding Specialist (CCS) certification required and maintained thereafter
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- ICD‑9‑CM/ICD-10-CM diagnosis and ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-PCS
operative procedure codes
- Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS)
- Working knowledge of clinical information
- Microsoft Office Products; Word, Excel
Encoder and/or CAC
- Read, write and speak English proficiently.
- Solid analytical capabilities.
- Good organizational skills.
Proficiently read and
interpret physician writing.
- Function independently.
- Handle multiple priorities.
- Listen and acknowledge ideas and expressions of
- Converse clearly using appropriate verbal and body
- Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal
through mutual cooperation.
- Influence others for positive and productive
- Utilize coding subject
matter expertise to support Level 1 and Level 2 coders and others in the
organization as needed.