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Clinical Coding Specialist

Jeddah , Saudi Arabia Posted 2023/11/16 09:26:16 Expires 2023-11-26 Ref: JB1100041355

Job Description

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review inpatient clinical information, diagnostic terms and procedural descriptions, and assign accurate numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure using official ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS guidelines. Apply knowledge of medical terminology, disease process and pharmacology.
  • Complete clinical abstract (computerized file) that summarize the following patient information: demographics, admission diagnosis, final diagnoses, procedures, physician information and other information as deemed pertinent by the facility.
  • Utilize technical coding principals and AR-DRG reimbursement expertise to assign appropriate ICD-10- AM/ACHI/ACS diagnoses and procedures.
  • Perform data quality reviews on patient records to validate ICD-10-AM/ACHI/ACS code assignment, appropriateness, missed secondary diagnoses and procedures, and ensure compliance with the Health Information Management (HIM) coding guidelines. Demonstrate tested data quality and integrity skills.
  • Continuously evaluate the quality of clinical documentation to spot incomplete or inconsistent documentations for inpatient encounters that impact the code selection. Bring identified concerns to physicians/ residents/ supervisor for diagnosis/procedural clarification.
  •  Participate in training of facility healthcare professionals in use of coding guidelines and practices, proper documentation techniques, medical terminology and disease process appropriate to the job description and functions as it relates to clinical data quality management. Maintain knowledge of current professionals coding certification requirements, responsible for certification maintenance.
  • Abide by the Standard of Ethical Coding as set forth by the Australian Health Information Management Association (HIMAA) and adhere to official Australian Coding Standards.
  • Keep abreast of new technology in coding and abstracting software and other forms of automation and issues, which impacts, coding functions.
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of computer applications and all coding and abstracting software and hardware currently used within the organization.
  • Participate in quarterly coding evaluation to identify volume, accuracy, and additional training needs as identified.
  • Provide reports on a regular basis and as directed by the respective Supervisor of the operations and progress of the Data Management processes.
  • Perform other job related duties as required.

Skills

  • Health Information Systems
  • Office Standard Equipment
  • Work-stream leads, subordinates
  • All involved internal and external discipline, healthcare team/physicians
  • Expected to use critical-thinking skills to reach objective conclusions
  • High paced environment with intense deadlines
  • Great deal of details and accuracy
  • Perpetual interaction with relevant stakeholders
  • Might be required to respond to work-related calls beyond working hours
  • Occasional overtime, on call, weekend, and holiday work might be required

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or related certificate/registration from American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or Canadian College of Health Record Administrator (CCHRA) – Essential

Registration with Saudi Commission for Health Specialties – Essential

Work Experience |  NASCDP - Nursing -Allied Health Saudi Career development (Training program) 

English Language |  Level – I – Essential

 MNGHA LEVEL

STEP

IELTS

TOFEL

 

 

 

 

IBT

PBT

I

75 - 100

5.5 - 7

53 -94

475 -587

Computer Skills  |  Level – II – Essential

Education

Health Information Management

Job Details

Job Location Jeddah , Saudi Arabia
Job Role Medical, Healthcare, and Nursing
Employment Status Full time
Employment Type Full Time Employee
Number of Vacancies 1

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Entry Level
Residence Location Saudi Arabia
Nationality Saudi Arabia
Degree Bachelor's degree

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