Job Overview

Summary

The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.

About the Position:
The work is primarily sedentary, however, there may be some walking, bending, standing and/or carrying of light items such as manuals or files. The work area is usually an adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated office or medical facility setting. The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts the require normal safety precautions.

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All US Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States.

Duties

You will serve as a Medical Records Technician in the Patient Administration Division, for a large medical treatment facility. Code disease and insure diagnoses, acuity of care and procedures in an ambulatory setting. Uses critical judgment in applying the appropriate guidelines for selection of correct codes and ensuring accuracy of codes. Functions independently while performing medical coding duties. Perform quality analysis to ensure accurate, internal consistency and correlation of recorded data. Identifies the diagnosis which, after study of the patient, is determined to be chiefly responsible for the admission of the patient to the hospital and codes this as the principal diagnosis. Conduct training in groups and one-one-one relating to quality review findings. Oversees coding function for the Ambulatory Data system and trains others in proper, accurate, and current coding practices. Incumbent will use International Classification of Diseases ICD-9 (and ICD-10), Clinical Modification, American Medical Association Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Evaluation and Management Coding, Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology for diagnoses codes. Assures medical/legal requirements, the Joint Commission standards and other required regulatory data are met. Uses computerized data and retrieval systems to code and retrieve medical records (included but not limited to Composite Health Care System (CHCS) and Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA)).