• Inpatient Coder - Full-Time OR Part-Time Opportunity

    Job Locations US-VT-Morrisville
    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/9/2018 4:04 PM)
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  • Overview

    Codes, abstracts and reviews patient records. Follows established guidelines for the use of ICD10/PCS and CPT 4 coding systems and conventions. Responsible for assignment of diagnostic and procedural coding using a computerized Encoder and standard reference materials. Performs data entry into the hopitalgrouper coding software. Refers non-routine/complicated cases to Supervisor. This is an in-house Coder position


    • Supports and maintains Confidentiality and Security issues.Attends Dept. meetings.Participates in continuing education. Uses interpersonal skills to work closely with other office staff. Uses reference materials to confirm accuracy of coding. Maintains work materials and personal work station in an orderly, accessible manner.
    • Assigns accurate ICD10/PCS and CPT 4 codes according to ethical and established coding conventions to support compliance standards for appropriate reimbursement. Refers non-routine, complicated cases to Supervisor.
    • Competencies: The PPS accuracy rate is 96% and the coding accuracy rate is 91%. This is calculated by an external consultant for the department based on a sample of at least 30 records per annually, as well as an internal audit of 10 records per month.
    • Covers for other positions as needed and assigned during vacations periods.Advises Supervisor of any pending projects and/or ongoing linkage issues with other areas/Departments prior to scheduled absence.
    • Demonstrates up-to-date knowledge of record requirements; Regulatory, Hospital and Medical Staff Rules and Regulations.
    • Identifies cases requiring physician clarification on conflicting or ambiguous documentation issues that affect coding.Queries physician according to protocol.
    • Organizes and prioritizes assigned work, and schedules time to accommodate work demands, turn-around time requirements and follow up commitments.
    • Performs data entry for abstracting protocols using correct screens and consistent data definitions.
    • Productivity: 3 Outpatient surgical/observatoin per hour, 1-2 inpatient charts per hour, depending on complexity.
    • Recognizes and reports unusual circumstances and/or information with possible risk factors to the Supervisor.
    • Understands, complies with and supports Hospital standards for Confidentiality and Security.


    License and Certification Requirements:

    Current Coding Credential from AAPC (CIC) or AHIMA (CCS).  Would consider CPC or CCS-P with inpatient coding expeience/training.


    Experience Required:

    Minimum of one year hospital inpatient coding


    Experience Desired:

    Three years plus of hospital coding, at least one year of inpatient coding.


    Education Required:

    High School graduate or equivalent.
    Graduate of an Accredited Coding Traing Program


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