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Certified Clinical Coder

Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Achieves the corporation’s targets for standards of accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of clinically coded data.

  • Maintains and further enhances the levels of coder-clinician interaction.

  • Demonstrates the continued achievement of high standards of clinical coding in order to ensure that both clinicians and managers maintain a high level of confidence in the quality of the data

  • Assists in the development of a clinical coding training programme for staff.

  • Keeps abreast of clinical coding standards, reporting, and information policies

  • Assists in the development of a Clinical Coding Audit programme involving clinician and clinical coders.

  • Assembles medical records in standard order.

  • Checks and analyzes medical records for accuracy, adequacy and consistency of documentation.

  • Assigns appropriate codes for each diagnosis, operation and procedure based on the International Classification of Diseases and Procedures.

  • Prepares deficiency slips for incomplete records.

  • Collates generated abstracts from medical records and inputs information into the computer.

  • Records abstracts on discharge list.

  • Assists in data gathering for research, studies, and statistics.

  • Accounts for daily discharges and performs audit as necessary.

Education/Qualifications Required:

Minimum Education: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certificate from the American Health Information Management Association or home-country coding certificate

Preferred Education: Degree in Medical Records/Health Information, Allied Health Sciences, Medicine, or Nursing

Recognized certificate in coding qualification: CHIMA, AHIMA,HIMA, NCCQ, or home country equivalent

Education Required:

Minimum Experience: 2-3 years in medical records/health information and ICD coding

Preferred Experience: 5 years in ICD 10 coding, prefer ICD 10AM. Good training background in coding and reimbursement

Language Skills: English essential, Arabic preferred

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