Inpatient Remote Coder

ID: 578394
Type: Contingency
Location: REMOTE
Contact Email: otodd@judge.com
Salary: Open
Our client is currently seeking a Inpatient Remote Coder

This job will have the following responsibilities:
  • Coding:  Reviews medical records for the determination of accurate assignment of all documented diagnoses and procedures. Adheres to Standards of Ethical Coding (AHIMA). 
  • Abstracting:  Reviews medical records to determine accurate required abstracting elements (facility/client specific elements) including appropriate discharge disposition.
  • Coding Quality:  Demonstrates ability to achieve accuracy and consistency in the selection of principal and secondary diagnoses (including MCC & CC) and procedures. 
  • Responsible for assigning diagnostic and procedural codes to patient charts of moderate to high complexity using ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS or any other designated coding classification system in accordance with coding rules and regulations. 
  • Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by AHIMA.  Abstracting required clinical information from the medical record. 
Qualifications & Requirements:
  • Knowledge of MS-DRG classification and reimbursement structures
  • Understanding of appropriate level of care orders
  • Working knowledge of Value Based Purchasing (VBP)
  • Proficient at writing AHIMA complaint physician queries
  • Adept at comparing documentation, code assignment and charge in the financial system for accuracy and completeness and elevating concerns to the appropriate manager
  • Proficient in researching and responding to Business Office questions and/or question by the payer
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position
  • Ability to concentrate and accomplish tasks with explicit accuracy
  • Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level of proficiency
  • Functional knowledge of facility EMR, encoder and other support software
  • One to three years’ experience performing medical record coding in acute care setting required
  • High school graduate or equivalent is required 
  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information, Nursing, or other related field, or formal coding classes completed and passed preferred. Years of coding experience would be considered in lieu of educational requirements. 
  • Required:  AHIMA or AAPC approved credential 
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