OUTPT CODER/ABSTRACTOR

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Location
Elizabeth City, NC:Hampton, VA:Norfolk, VA:Newport News, VA
Posted
Jun 14, 2017
Closes
Jun 28, 2017
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:
Sentara Healthcare is seeking a full-time Outpatient Coder/Abstractor to work based out of our HIS-Landstown location in Virginia Beach. Position would offer potential work from home after successful completion of training at the physical location. careerconnection

Codes Outpatient Diagnostics, Recurring and/or Emergency Department accounts. Reviews clinical documentation and diagnostic results as appropriate to extract data and apply appropriate ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 codes for hospital reimbursement, medical necessity, mortality & morbidity outcomes, governmental compliance coding, research, statistics, and regulatory compliance. Under the direction of the Health Information Management Coding Manager, accurately codes outpatient encounters diagnosis, procedures and/or modifiers that are supported by the health record in accordance with ICD-10-CM Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. Abstracts, codes and assigns necessary demographic and clinical data elements required for outpatient records. Effectively utilizes encoder software to ensure appropriate reimbursement and accurate APC assignment. Completes all work in accordance with defined productivity and quality standards. As necessary, queries and/or submits request to the physician for additional information or clarification of diagnoses, co-morbid/secondary conditions, and procedures. Assures coding practices fall within established compliance guidelines. Performs other related duties as requested by HIM management.

Education Level
High School Grad or Equivalent

Experience
Required: Medical Terminology - Previous experience

Preferred: Coding - Previous experience

License
Required: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Preferred: Cert Coding Specialist, Certified Outpatient Coder

Skills
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Other
6 months of outpatient coding preferred. Knowledge of ICD-10-CM and CPT coding (or most current healthcare industry numerical coding system) procedures required. CCS or CPC required within 1 year of hire. Successful completion of an AHIMA certified coding program preferred. Knowledge of anatomy & physiology - required