Outpatient Coder/Abstractor

Harrisonburg, VA
Nov 05, 2018
Jan 07, 2019
Full Time

Sentara Healthcare is hiring Outpatient Coder/Abstractors (Remote or On-Site)

Shift: Full Time, Days

Did you know there are exciting opportunities for remote hire/work for this position if you are a resident of the following states?WashingtonSouth DakotaVirginiaNorth CarolinaWyomingTexasNevada FloridaHave you been looking for a position where you can put all of your education and coding skills to use while being able to work remotely from home at the same time?

We may not be right next door, but to join our team--you only have to go as far as your living room!

We are a leading not-for-profit Healthcare system that is looking for talented, dedicated healthcare professionals like yourself. For more information about these exciting remote and on-site opportunities, please email tmsinger@sentara.com or complete an application online today!

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


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

Required: Medical Terminology - Previous experience

Preferred: Coding - Previous experience

Required: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

Preferred: Cert Coding Specialist, Certified Outpatient Coder

None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

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