• Coder - Full-Time -Days

    Job Locations US-VT-Morrisville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/21/2018 9:55 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1518
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Administrative
    Type
    Full-Time
    Shift
    Days
    FLSA Status
    Non-Exempt
  • Overview

    Codes, abstracts and reviews patient records. Follows established guidelines for the use of ICD10-CM 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 hospital

    grouper coding software. Refers non-routine/complicated cases to Supervisor.

     

    This is an in-house Coder position with possibility of remote coding for one to two days per week after 90 day probation.

    Responsibilities

    • 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-CM 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: determined by Manager according to complexity of coding assignment.
    • 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.

    Qualifications

    License and Certification Requirements:

    Current Coding Credential from AAPC such as CPC, COC or AHIMA CCS-P

     

    Experience Required:

    Minimum of one full year outpatient hospital or professional coding

     

    Experience Desired:

    Two plus years of full-time coding experience

    Education Required:

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

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