Inpatient Coding Specialist - Remote Role

Location
Virginia Beach, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 20, 2019
Closes
Aug 16, 2019
Ref
121966BR
Function
Administrative
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Codes complex inpatient records to include Trauma Level I, transplant, and multiple complex surgical procedures. Reviews clinical documentation and diagnostic results as appropriate to extract data and apply ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS and CPT-4 codes for hospital reimbursement, mortality & morbidity outcomes, governmental compliance, research & statistical, internal and external reporting, research, and regulatory compliance. Accurately codes complex inpatient encounter diagnoses, procedures and/or modifiers supported by health information record documentation per ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS official coding guidelines for coding and reporting. Abstracts, codes and assigns necessary demographic and clinical data elements required for inpatient records. Reviews charge capture of complex cardiac procedures for accuracy. As necessary, consults or queries the physician for additional information or clarification of diagnoses, co-morbid/secondary conditions, and procedures. Performs other related duties as requested by HIM management.

Qualifications

Education Level
High School Grad or Equivalent

Experience
Required: Coding - 3 years

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

License
Required: Cert Coding Specialist

Preferred: Licensed Practical Nurse, Reg Health Information Admin, Reg Health Information Tech

Skills
Required: Coding, Communication, Complex Problem Solving, Time Management

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

Other
Minimum of 3 years of coding experience in a hospital setting required. Associates degree preferred. Certified Coding Specialists (CCS) or Certified Inpatient Code (CIC) required. Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.

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