Inpatient Coder

Acute Care Facility at Acusis LLC

NA

8th Oct

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania

Primary Skills : Healthcare.

Secondary Skills : Healthcare.

No. of Positions : 1

Job Description

About the Job

Job Title: Inpatient Coder – Large Acute Care Hospital System
Location: Remote
Department: Medical Coding
Reports To: Vice President of Operations
FLSA Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Job purpose

Inpatient Coder – Large Acute Care Hospital System will provide assistance with all related activities, including coding of facility inpatient charts. The Inpatient Coder is also responsible for communicating with clients and Acusis management around the coding and potential coding opportunities with clients. Coders also review medical record encounter to ensure that assigned codes meet required coding guidelines.

Duties and responsibilities
• Assign ICD10 CM Diagnosis Codes and ICD 10 PCS Procedure Codes for assigned accounts.
• Select and sequence principal and secondary diagnosis and procedure codes.
• Assign appropriate DRG.
• Review the medical record and all applicable documentation to determine the appropriate codes to assign for the services and diagnoses.
• Be knowledgeable of billing and coding requirements for governmental guidelines and private insurance payers.
• Abstract statistical data from the patient record and enter information following the facility guidelines.
• Utilize coding resources along with any other applicable reference material available to ensure accuracy in coding for all of the assigned services.
• Review documentation of various providers to determine accurate coding for all medical services and surgical procedures from available medical records within electronic medical records.
• If the diagnosis is unclear prepare and assign queries following the facility guidelines for the query process.
• Determine all appropriate diagnoses and assign the most specific ICD-10 code.
• Assist other departments in coding and reimbursement issues.
• Follow all HIPAA regulations and uphold a higher standard around privacy requirements.
• Develop trusted relationships with the client contacts and other team members around the globe.
• Adhere to all internal competencies, behaviors, policies and procedures to ensure efficient work processes.
• Completes all assigned work in a timely manner based on internal, client and/or payer standards.
• Maintain at least a 95% accuracy rate at all times.
• Maintain productivity standards, tracking and deadlines.
• Maintain and complete accurate productivity and tracking logs.
• Keep all equipment updated and active on the internet.
• Comply with established facility policies and procedures.

Skills and Qualifications
• High school or GED required.
• Associates or Bachelors in Health Information Preferred
• Graduate of an approved certified coding program required or equivalent experience.
• Certification requirements: CCS
• The candidate must have at least 5 years or more of recent inpatient medical coding experience at a large (300+ beds) acute care facility and be certified.
• Large Facility Experience, Trauma experience, teaching facility experience. Experience with coding orthopedics, cardiology, and neurology.
• Thorough knowledge of ICD 10 CM and CPT coding principles and rules, Coding Clinic Guidelines and Coding Compliance
• Current Continuing Education Credits.
• Productive and Accurate
• Working knowledge of disease processes, MS-DRG and APC classification and reimbursement structures, applicable coding edits and general knowledge of Local Coverage
Decisions as it relates to coding and billing
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with encoder technology, computerized abstracting systems, and electronic medical record systems
• Ability to work independently
• Microsoft Office proficient a MUST; especially Excel.

Working conditions
• This job operates in a remote setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
• This position does not require travel at this time.

Physical requirements
• Must be able to sit and/or stand for up to 8 hours a day.
• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects.

Direct reports
• This position does not have any direct reports at this time

*This company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Description

About the Job

Job Title: Inpatient Coder – Large Acute Care Hospital System
Location: Remote
Department: Medical Coding
Reports To: Vice President of Operations
FLSA Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Job purpose

Inpatient Coder – Large Acute Care Hospital System will provide assistance with all related activities, including coding of facility inpatient charts. The Inpatient Coder is also responsible for communicating with clients and Acusis management around the coding and potential coding opportunities with clients. Coders also review medical record encounter to ensure that assigned codes meet required coding guidelines.

Duties and responsibilities
• Assign ICD10 CM Diagnosis Codes and ICD 10 PCS Procedure Codes for assigned accounts.
• Select and sequence principal and secondary diagnosis and procedure codes.
• Assign appropriate DRG.
• Review the medical record and all applicable documentation to determine the appropriate codes to assign for the services and diagnoses.
• Be knowledgeable of billing and coding requirements for governmental guidelines and private insurance payers.
• Abstract statistical data from the patient record and enter information following the facility guidelines.
• Utilize coding resources along with any other applicable reference material available to ensure accuracy in coding for all of the assigned services.
• Review documentation of various providers to determine accurate coding for all medical services and surgical procedures from available medical records within electronic medical records.
• If the diagnosis is unclear prepare and assign queries following the facility guidelines for the query process.
• Determine all appropriate diagnoses and assign the most specific ICD-10 code.
• Assist other departments in coding and reimbursement issues.
• Follow all HIPAA regulations and uphold a higher standard around privacy requirements.
• Develop trusted relationships with the client contacts and other team members around the globe.
• Adhere to all internal competencies, behaviors, policies and procedures to ensure efficient work processes.
• Completes all assigned work in a timely manner based on internal, client and/or payer standards.
• Maintain at least a 95% accuracy rate at all times.
• Maintain productivity standards, tracking and deadlines.
• Maintain and complete accurate productivity and tracking logs.
• Keep all equipment updated and active on the internet.
• Comply with established facility policies and procedures.

Skills and Qualifications
• High school or GED required.
• Associates or Bachelors in Health Information Preferred
• Graduate of an approved certified coding program required or equivalent experience.
• Certification requirements: CCS
• The candidate must have at least 5 years or more of recent inpatient medical coding experience at a large (300+ beds) acute care facility and be certified.
• Large Facility Experience, Trauma experience, teaching facility experience. Experience with coding orthopedics, cardiology, and neurology.
• Thorough knowledge of ICD 10 CM and CPT coding principles and rules, Coding Clinic Guidelines and Coding Compliance
• Current Continuing Education Credits.
• Productive and Accurate
• Working knowledge of disease processes, MS-DRG and APC classification and reimbursement structures, applicable coding edits and general knowledge of Local Coverage
Decisions as it relates to coding and billing
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Experience with encoder technology, computerized abstracting systems, and electronic medical record systems
• Ability to work independently
• Microsoft Office proficient a MUST; especially Excel.

Working conditions
• This job operates in a remote setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines
• This position does not require travel at this time.

Physical requirements
• Must be able to sit and/or stand for up to 8 hours a day.
• The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects.

Direct reports
• This position does not have any direct reports at this time

*This company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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