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Coding Expectations - Coders are expected to perform coding functions within departmental guidelines . Departmental guidelines include productivity expectations, goals, accurate use of coding statuses, work queues, stop bills and communication and relationship building with the Clinical Documentation Improvement department.
Quality - Coders are expected to maintain a minimum quality score of 95% in in all aspects of their coding including diagnosis code, procedure code, discharge disposition and POA status selection. Coders are evaluated by both, internal audits and third party external audits.
Professional Development/Education - Coders are required to support the educational needs of the department and remain current with coding guidelines, ICD10 updates, regulatory changes, etc. They are also expected to collaborate closely with the CDI department in resolving coding questions or concerns. This can be demonstrated through active staff mentoring, promoting educational activities, participating in staff meetings, preparing and delivering group presentations, etc.