Updating job descriptions
This would involve your coding compliance staff, coding auditors, coding educators, coding management, and of course, your primary workforce of coding staff.
Typical job descriptions for “coding” positions include qualifications: education, skills, and experience, as well as a summary of duties.
The next portion of the hiring coding assessment should contain case scenarios, which can be collected using a code book or an online coding resource (i.e. You’ll want to have 8-10 case scenarios to code, depending on the healthcare setting.
You’ll also again want to have a set amount of time allocated for this portion of the assessment.
Another item on your checklist should be to update and/or revise your coding hiring assessments.
ICD-10-CM education and training in the past 2-3 years totaling 40 hours at a minimum; ICD-10-PCS (Procedure Coding System) 30-plus hours at a minimum.
There are still a couple of items to check off before the big day arrives two days from now, however.
As you look over your readiness checklist, make sure you have included updating coding job descriptions.
The years of experience required to start in a coding position varies depending on the healthcare setting and the organization or company.
Most often we see one or two years of experience as a requirement.