(number of years and type required to perform the position duties):
High school diploma and Associate degree in a related field such as Biology or healthcare related field with related course work in Anatomy and Physiology preferred. Coding Credential Required: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).
(number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):
Minimum of one year coding experience in an acute care setting required.
Required Certifications: CCS.
In-depth knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology, and disease process. Comprehensive understanding in use of ICD-9 / ICD-10. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to exercise good judgment, independent logic, light typing and excellent computer data entry skills. Possess analytic skills to identify trends and areas for educational opportunities ? ability to mentor. Advanced understanding of encoding systems.