Career - Clinical Coder

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Clinical Coders will read and analyse medical records to help identify all diagnoses, operations and procedures relevant to the current period of patient care and clarify inconsistent or non-specific information in a medical record by consulting with the responsible medical practitioner. They will allocate codes to patients' current period of care, using knowledge of the information contained within the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision Australian Modification, commonly referred to as ICD-10-AM. They will conduct assessment of work to ensure that there is continuous improvement in ICD-10-AM coding and collection of quality health data. They will assess the medical record content and highlight shortcomings to management and also maintain ICD-10-AM coding books to make sure they are updated to the current version being used. They will assist with the education of clinical staff with regard to ICD-10-AM and work with computing and finance staff. They will ensure the patient episode is allocated to the correct Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) and will assist with medical research and casemix (patient statistics) projects.
Avg Salary
Australia  $59,046 AUD
United Kingdom  £24,540 GBP
United States of America  $33,716 USD
New Zealand  $62,576 NZD
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