Working Title: HIMS Coder
Job Class: Medical Records Technician 2
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 11/30/2021
Closing Date: 12/13/2021
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Anoka Metro Trt Ctr AFSCME
Division/Unit: DCT Support Services / DCT HIMS Coding
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $21.87 – $30.81/hourly; $45,664 – $64,331/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 207 – Technical/AFSCME
Work Area: DCT HIMS Coding
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
Operations Services division of Direct Care & Treatment (DCT) provides foundational services to each of the DCT core services including Forensics, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Community Based Services, Minnesota Sex Offender Program and Ambulatory clinics. Operation Services consists of many departments which are shared throughout these core services to ensure those served receive the highest quality care. Operation Services doesn’t work for just one program – Operation Services works for many.
Operations Services division of Direct Care & Treatment (DCT) provides foundational services to each of the DCT core services including Forensics, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Community Based Services, Minnesota Sex Offender Program and Ambulatory clinics. Operation Services consists of many departments which are shared throughout these core services to ensure those served receive the highest quality care. Operation Services doesn’t work for just one program – Operation Services works for manyOperations Services division of Direct Care & Treatment (DCT) provides foundational services to each of the DCT core services including Forensics, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Services, Community Based Services, Minnesota Sex Offender Program and Ambulatory clinics. Operation Services consists of many departments which are shared throughout these core services to ensure those served receive the highest quality care. Operation Services doesn’t work for just one program – Operation Services works for many
This position is anticipated to be located in Anoka, Minnesota. Alternate worksites will be considered. If the alternate worksite is approved, the employee will be required to complete a telework agreement.
The HIMS Coder is part of the Direct Care & Treatment Services (DCT) Health Information Management Services team. In this role, the HIMS Coder monitors and maintains coding compliance and gathers data to ensure accurate reporting and claims processing. A successful HIMS Coder demonstrates knowledge of standard coding systems such as International Classification of Diseases – Tenth Revision (ICD-10), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
Primary responsibilities include:
Maintain accurate disease coding
Maintain complete and accurate procedure coding
Coordinate and maintain compliance programs
Certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA, formerly the American Medical Records Association)
Experience working with:
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint software
Electronic Health Record Systems
Coding and classification systems
Federal, State, and private payer regulations
Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures
Available upon request from the local Human Resources office.
This position requires successful completion of the following:
REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.
EDUCATION VERIFICATION – Applicants will be required to provide a copy of their high school diploma at time of interview OR copies of their college transcript or college degree/diploma at time of interview. Copies of the college degree/diploma are acceptable ONLY if it clearly identifies the field in which it was earned.
Why Work For Us
Working for the Minnesota Department of Human Services Direct Care & Treatment division PAYS!
In addition to a rewarding career in which you will be positively impacting the lives of Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents, we provide competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. This includes a competitive hourly wage, affordable insurance, retirement benefits, paid time off and more!
When you start a career with us, you may also be eligible for:
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.
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