The Coder I is required to ensure that all patient records are coded within the bill-hold limits (4 days). The Coder I is further responsible to ensure that all charts pass the SMART cycle and are adjusted as needed. The Coder I will work with the other coders regarding educational requirements and ensure that all coder processes align with the department guidelines. The Coder I must have a thorough knowledge of ICD-10-CM, ICD-10 PCS and CPT conventions. A Coder I is responsible for abstracting data into Evident/Thrive system using 3M encoder. Furthermore, a Coder I will work internally and externally with coding manager and outside auditors and consultants to ensure the efficiency and quality of coding.
The Coding Specialist I job summary includes but is not limited to: