REMOTE Inpatient Coder

Location: New York, NY
Date Posted: 04-10-2018
Inpatient Coder
TeleCommute / Work From Home
*** Multiple WORK-FROM-HOME opportunities throughout the United States! ***
** $1500 Sign-On Bonus available in order to attract top-talent from around the Nation! **
Inpatient Coder Job Summary: 
  • 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.
  • 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. Demonstrates ability to achieve accuracy and consistency in abstracting elements defined by per facility. (95% accuracy.)
  • Stays current with AHA Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines, CMS and other agency directives for ICD-10-CM and CPT coding.
  • Communicates and resolves coding issues (lacking documentation, physician queries, etc.) for appropriate follow-up and resolution. 
Inpatient Coder Background: 
  • High School diploma or equivalent; Associate or Bachelor degrees are a plus.
  • Requires AHIMA or AAPC approved credentials, such as:  Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or similar.
  • At least 1-3 years of medical coding in an acute care (inpatient) setting.
  • 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 questions by the payer or Business Office.
  • 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.
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