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Medical Record Technician Coder Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Medical Record Technician Coder Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $29,356.00 to $58,570.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 9/11/2017 Close Date 9/25/2017
Who may apply Status Candidates

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    09/11/2017 to 09/25/2017

  • Salary

    $29,356 to $58,570 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


4 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.

    1st Area of Consideration: Current permanent employees of Memphis VAMC and CBOC

    2nd Area of Consideration: Current permanent VA Nationwide employees

    3rd Area of Consideration: Current Federal Employees

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.

    Functional Statement: MRT (Coder), 000000

    This is an internal announcement.  External U.S. Citizens MUST apply under the 

    EXTERNAL announcement opening 9/18/17-9/22/17, RZ-17-DEC-2009506-HT38-BU.

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    This position is located in the Health Information Management Section (HIMS) of the Business Office, at the Memphis VA Medical Center. The Medical Records Technician (Coder) is responsible for performing a quality review of patient care documents and assigning codes specific to the type of care provided. The duties include but are not limited to:

    ·Applies knowledge of various coding systems and assigns codes to documented patient care encounters (inpatient or outpatient) for one or more specialty and subspecialty health care services provided by the VAMC Memphis.

    ·Adheres and keeps abreast of accepted coding practices, guidelines and conventions when choosing the most appropriate diagnosis, operation, procedure, ancillary, or Evaluation and Management code to ensure ethical, accurate, and complete coding.

    ·Performs a comprehensive review of the patient record to abstract medical, surgical, ancillary, demographic, social, and administrative data to ensure complete data capture.

    ·Monitors ever-changing regulatory and policy requirements affecting coded information for the full spectrum of services provided by the VAMC Memphis.

    ·Reviews and codes assigned Fee Service inpatient episodes using the paper or electronic documentation obtained from non-VA facilities such as Community Hospital, Emergency Rooms, military facilities, etc.

    ·Conduct chart analysis and review for completed dictation of discharge summary, History & Physical (H&P), Op reports and/or outpatient notes.

    ·Codes Operating Room and/or non Operating Room procedures reported in the VistA hospital system; applies ICD-CM/PCS coding systems and guidelines and selects proper codes using the current code selection and reference software (e.g., Nuance Clintegrity 360)

    ·Identifies the principal diagnosis and principal procedure for every inpatient discharge; also identifies significant complications and/or co-morbidities treated or impacting treatment to correctly determine the proper Diagnostic Related Group (DRG).

    Qualifications Required:

    BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Citizenship. Citizen of the United States. (Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified candidates in accordance with chapter 3, section A, paragraph 3g, this part.)

    Experience: Two years of experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work, or provides familiarity with the work. Six months of the required 2 years of experience must have provided the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics (KSAs) needed to perform MRT work. OR

    Education: Successful completion of an associate's degree with a major field of study in medical record technology/health information technology which was accredited by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) at the time the program was completed. OR,

    Experience/Education Combination: Equivalent combinations of experience and education are qualifying. The following educational/training substitutions are appropriate in this provision for combining education and experience:

        (a) Successful completion of an associate's degree in a field of study other than medical records/health information will substitute for 18 months of the required experience.

        (b) Successful completion of a course for medical technicians, hospital corpsmen, medical service specialists, or hospital training, obtained in a training program given by the Armed Forces or the U.S. Maritime Service under close medical and professional supervision, may be substituted on a month-for-month basis for up to 1 year of experience.

        (c) Successful completion of a post-high school course of study in medical record technology, which includes courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures, may substitute on a month-for-month basis for up to 1 year of experience.

        (d) Successful completion of post-high school courses for medical administrative personnel, obtained in a closely supervised training program given by the Armed Forces, may be substituted for experience on a month-for-month basis for up to 6 months provided the training program included courses in anatomy, physiology, and medical record techniques and procedures.

    English Language Proficiency: MRTs must be proficient in spoken and written English in accordance with chapter 2, section D, paragraph 5a, this part.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    Open to (1) Memphis VAMC applicants, (2) all VA Nationwide applicants and (3) permanent Federal employees of other agencies.

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479123900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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