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Coder - Medical Records

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


  • Researches medical record to develop the most complete codes for all diagnoses and procedures

  • Applies knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease process and medical terminology to interpret the record and select accurate codes

  • Interprets and translates clinical documentation from the medical record into diagnostic and procedural codes; abstracts data into computer data base

  • Responsible for thoroughly knowing and utilizing all coding systems both inpatient and outpatient according to the most recent rules, regulations and conventions

  • Contracts physicians as necessary to request more complete information and/or clarification in order to completely code the patient records

  • Maintains an accurate and timely computerized database utilizing prescribed abstract format

  • Maintains coding skills and professional credentials with appropriate continuing education by reading and applying coding materials and policies

  • Prepares or assists with the preparation of statistical or other special reports relating to patients, diseases and treatments as needed

  • Performs audits, quality checks and provides training to trainees as required

  • Acts at all times as a service representative of the department. Provides cross-coverage for other positions in the department as requested by the management

  • Follows all Hospital related policies and/or procedures

  • Participates in self and others’ education, training and development, as applicable

  • Performs any other related duties as assigned

Education/Qualifications Required:

Degrees: Bachelor’s or Associate Degree/Diploma in Medical Records Management or other Medical Records related discipline is required

Certifications: Completion of Hospital approved Coder Training Program is required. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) certification with ICD-10-AM is preferred

Experience Required:

One (1) year of related experience with Bachelor’s Degree or three (3) years with Associate Degree/Diploma is required


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