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Medical Records- CODER (CERT) - (35691)

Universal Health Services
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Medical Records- CODER (CERT) - (35691)

Facility Name
River Oaks Hospital
HARAHAN, LA 70123 US (Primary)
Career Area
Support & Entry Level
Medical Coding
Job Description

One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

River Oaks Hospital, located in metropolitan New Orleans, Louisiana, is a private psychiatric facility for adults, adolescents and children. Since 1970, River Oaks has established a tradition of excellence in the treatment of acute psychiatric illness, dual diagnosis, alcohol and drug detoxification, trauma based disorders, compulsive behaviors, and eating disorders, River Oaks has provided quality treatment to service individuals suffering from mental illness, and/or addictive disorders. Situated on a 14 acre campus, services are available at all levels of care (inpatient, day or partial hospitalization, outpatient, and intensive outpatient).

River Oaks Hospital is seeking a dynamic and talented Certified Medical Records Coder to provide for the efficient functioning of the daily activities of the Medical Records Department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

  • Statistics: Codes and/or abstracts data from medical records to maintain a computerized Diagnostic Index, maintains a Physicians Index of statistical information pertaining to individual physicians, reports significant findings to Department Director, assures that Data Processing receives provisional and discharge diagnosis daily.
  • Assembly of Medical Records: demonstrates organizational skills to assemble patient’s medical record, ensures proper receipt and proper processing of all medical records, arranges chart in discharge order within one working day of discharge, files all patient information in chart appropriately, files all miscellaneous papers in appropriate records on a daily basis, review medical record documentation to ensure chart organization and uniformity; participate in medical record documentation auditing to monitor physician compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Release of Information: Process all Medicaid and inpatient insurance requests received by the Utilization Review Department, reviews and processes all requests received for completeness, prepares all photocopies of Medicaid charts and forwards to the Utilization Review Department for completion, prepares all other requests and processes according to policy, documents on requests date processed, information released and initials;
  • Communication: Demonstrates skill in both verbal and written communication; interpersonal relationships with patients, families, peers and medical / professional staff a must, responds to phone calls accordingly, knowledgeable of the Quality Assurance plan and indicators of the department, assists clinical staff in charting as necessary.


Job Requirements


One year experience in medical record processing; 1 year inpatient psych or acute care hospital coding experience preferred.   Under general supervision in the Health Information Management department, accurately assigns diagnostic codes in timely manner using ICD 10 CM diagnostic code sets.  

Candidate must possess a minimum of an Associates’ Degree;  preferably in Health Information. Potential candidate must be credentialed through AHIMA (American Health information Management Association) either RHIT/RHIA; CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) or CPC-H.  No other credentials will be considered.  No apprentice credentials will be considered.  One must have no less than 1 year behavior health inpatient acute care coding experience. 



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