Overview DEFINITION : A Medical Coder-Inpatient codes complex cases for all lengths of stays and as needed and assigns diagnostic and procedural codes to patient records using ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS codes, and audits the work of Coding Consultants.
Full-Time : Flexible Schedule. Full Benefits : PTO, Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance, 401k Savings Plan & Tuition Reimbursement, AHIMA / AAPC Dues Compensation, & 20-24 Free CEUs offered annually.
Location : This role will be performed at one location (Remote / WFH). Additional Requirements : 3-5 years of recent facility Inpatient coding experience required.
Valid AHIMA and / or AAPC credential required, with preference towards a CCS coding credential. Academic and / or Teaching Facility experience required.
Systems include Epic, 3M, Trucode, and / or Powerchart. Responsibilities Reviews medical records and assigns accurate codes for diagnoses and procedures.
Assigns and sequences codes accurately based on medical record documentation. Assigns the appropriate discharge disposition to medical records.
Abstracts and enters the coded data for hospital statistical and reporting requirements. Audits the work of Level 1 & 2 Coders, if applicable.
Communicates documentation improvement opportunities and coding issues to appropriate personnel for follow up and resolution.
Maintains 95% coding accuracy rate and 95% accuracy rate for MS-DRG assignment and maintains site designated productivity standards.
Maintains minimum production of 1 charts per hour or site specific productivity standards. Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Communicates professionally with co-workers, management, and hospital staff regarding clinical and reimbursement issues.
ADDITIONAL JOB COMPONENTS : Typically works remotely, accessing work related tasks via VPN access. Reports to work as scheduled.
Willing and able to travel when necessary, if applicable. Complies with all Company and HIM Division policies and procedures.
Responsible for tracking continuing education credits to maintain professional credentials. Attends mandatory sponsored in-service and / or education meetings as required.
Adheres to the American Health Information Management Association's code of ethics. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications Associate or Bachelor?
degree from AHIMA certified HIM Program or Nursing Program or completion of certificate program with CCS preferred. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language.
A minimum of 1-5 years of coding experience in a hospital and / or coding consulting role. Experience in computerized encoding and abstracting software.
Required to take and pass annual Introductory HIPAA examination and other assigned testing to be given #ZR >