Inpatient Coder Abstractor--Health Information Management

Location
Charlottesville, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 21, 2018
Closes
Dec 21, 2018
Ref
112772BR
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Overview:

Sentara Healthcare is hiring Inpatient 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!




Sentara Benefits:

Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We’re setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, CLICK HERE!

Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, growth!


Other
Educational coursework in anatomy, physiology, and current coding practices required. CCS or CIC required within 1 year of hire

Responsibilities:

Codes inpatient accounts applying appropriate ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS/CPT-4 codes for hospital reimbursement, mortality & morbidity outcomes, research & statistical and regulatory compliance. Abstracts, codes and assigns necessary demographic and clinical data elements required for inpatient records. Effectively utilizes encoder software to assure appropriate reimbursement and accurate DRG & MSDRG assignment. Completes all work in accordance with defined productivity and quality standards. As necessary, consults or queries the physician for additional information or clarification of diagnoses, co-morbid/secondary conditions, and procedures. Provides physicians education on coding, documentation and medical necessity requirements. Assures optimal ethical reimbursement for coded encounters and assures coding practices fall within established compliance guidelines. Uses concurrent documentation database to accurately reflect queries and updates to DRG cases. Must work collaboratively with Nursing Staff on Concurrent Documentation Improvement Team for severity levels within coding guidelines. Performs other related duties as requested by HIM management.

Qualifications:

Education Level
High School Grad or Equivalent

Experience
Required: Coding - 2 years

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

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

Preferred: Cert Coding Specialist

Skills
None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

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