Job Title:Medical Record Technician - Coder (GS-0675-6/7/8)
Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:RQ-13-JB-957330
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|$34,907.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year|
|Friday, September 13, 2013 to Friday, September 27, 2013|
SERIES & GRADE:
|Full Time - Permanent|
|1 vacancy in the following location:|
North Little Rock, AR United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
|US Citizens and Status Candidates|
Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 957330
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE, OR YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ELECTRONIC NOTICE THAT YOU ARE RATED INELIGIBLE. SEE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS SECTION TO UPLOAD. ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS
This position is located in the Coding Unit, Health Information Management Section of Central Business Office and supports the Little Rock and North Little Rock Campuses. The Medical Records Technician-Coders analyze and abstract medical record data and assign codes using clinical classification systems. Medical coding requires independent judgment based on medical record documentation and personal coding knowledge and skill. Medical Records Technician-Coders are responsible for retrospective coding as well as concurrent coding, as necessary. Adheres to accepted coding practices, guidelines and conventions when choosing the most appropriate diagnosis, operation, procedure, ancillary, or Evaluation and Management code (E&M code) to ensure ethical, accurate, and complete coding. Also applies codes based on guidelines specific to certain diagnoses, procedures, and other criteria (in both inpatient and outpatient settings) used to classify patients under Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA) program that categorizes all VA patients into specific classes representing their clinical condition and resource needs.
Note: The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-8. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-6 to GS-8. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidates education and experience and recommend the grade and step at which the candidate will be placed. The salary is based on the grade and step approved for the selected candidate.
- Must pass pre-employment examination
- Must be proficient in written and spoken English
- Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and-or Security Investigation required
- U.S. Citizenship