Outpatient Coder/Abstractor

7 days left

Location
Virginia Beach, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 15, 2018
Closes
Dec 26, 2018
Ref
117456BR
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Overview:

Sentara Healthcare is hiring Outpatient Coder/Abstractors

Shift: Full Time, Days


We are a leading not-for-profit Healthcare system that is looking for talented, dedicated healthcare professionals like yourself.

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

Responsibilities:

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.

Qualifications:

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

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