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Lead Medical records Technicia

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. English Language Proficiency. MRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d). Certification: Mastery Level Certification through AHIMA or AAPC Experience and Education. (1) Experience. One year of creditable experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical coding, and the structure and format of a health records. OR, (2) Education. An associate's degree from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with a major field of study in health information technology/health information management, or a related degree with a minimum of 12 semester hours in health information technology/health information management (e.g., courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, medical coding, and introduction to health records); OR, (3) Completion of an AHIMA approved coding program, or other intense coding training program of approximately one year or more that included courses in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic ICD diagnostic/procedural, and basic CPT coding. The training program must have led to eligibility for coding certification/certification examination, and the sponsoring academic institution must have been accredited by a national U.S. Department of Education accreditor, or comparable international accrediting authority at the time the program was completed; OR,( 4) Experience/Education Combination. Equivalent combinations of creditable experience and education are qualifying for meeting the basic requirements. The following educational/training substitutions are appropriate for combining education and creditable experience: (a) Six months of creditable experience that indicates knowledge of medical terminology, general understanding of medical coding and the health record, and one year above high school, with a minimum of 6 semester hours of health information technology courses. (b) Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service, under close medical and professional supervision, may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to six months of experience provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and health record techniques and procedures. Also, requires six additional months of creditable experience that is paid or non-paid employment equivalent to a MRT (Coder). Grade Determinations: Lead Medical Records Technician (Coder), GS-9 a) Lead coder assignments can be established for any of the coder subspecialties (outpatient, inpatient, outpatient and inpatient combined). The subspecialty will be reflected in the title, e.g., Lead MRT (Coder-Outpatient). (b) Experience. One year of creditable experience equivalent to the journey grade level MRT (Coder). (c) Certification. Employees at this level must have a mastery level certification. Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate all of the following KSAs: 1. Ability to work with a team to provide technical guidance, plan, organize, and coordinate activities in order to effectively complete job duties of assignment, such as distributing workload, monitoring the status and progress of work, monitoring accuracy of work, etc. 2. Advanced knowledge of current coding classification systems for the subspecialty being assigned (outpatient, inpatient, outpatient and inpatient combined) and the ability to research and solve complex questions related to coding conventions and guidelines in an accurate and timely manner. 3. Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing, in order to meet program objectives. 4. Knowledge of training methods and the ability to provide training to new coding staff. 5. Ability to collect and analyze data and present results in various formats, which may include presenting reports to various organizational levels.6. Leadership skills, including interpersonal relations and conflict resolution between employees, managers, and clinical staff. Specialized and/or Preferred Experience: 1. Ability to give on the job training to new coders and students to provide the individual with the basic knowledge, skill and ability to perform the full range of routine and non-routine responsibilities required. 2. Trains and works closely with professional and administrative staff to assist in the development, maintenance and usage of ICD-10, CPT, and PCS codes to ensure accurate data capture. 3.Works independently with minimal supervision, specifies immediate goals, scope of assignments and deadlines. 4. Current certification(s): Certified Coding Specialist (CCS),Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-based (CCS-P), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator(RHIA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC),Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC). References: VA Handbook 5005/122, Part II, Appendix G57. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-9. Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary in nature. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to complete the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items such as patient records supplies and letter mail.

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