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In-Patient Professional Coder -Contractor

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3 months ago
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Job Description

  • We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated coding professional to join our team as an contract inpatient facility coder
  • This position is remote
  • The ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of coding experience with facility inpatient services
  • The position requires one to be resourceful, organized, independent, and extremely driven
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Minimum 5 years of coding experience
  • Extensive coding in all aspects of inpatient coding
  • High level of proficiency in anatomy, physiology, disease process, and pharmacology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented and deadline driven attitude
  • Sound knowledge of medical terminology
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, and internet)
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to multitask and keep a sense of urgency
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong time management, organization skills, and work ethic
Job Duties:
  • Accurately code medical records for all inpatient services
  • Follow current ICD-10-CM and PCS coding guidelines
  • Accurately assign POA (Present on Admission) indicators
  • Understand and apply MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs
  • Abstract additional client elements (ie: providers, surgical dates, etc)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Clinical Documentation Improvement specialists and reconcile DRGs
  • Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines
  • Stay updated about new coding rules as codes routinely change
  • Responsible and accountable for maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information. Follow HIPAA security policies and procedures affecting your job, and report any suspected or actual violation or breach
  • Requires long periods of time sitting and using keyboard and mouse
  • Meet and maintain department production and quality standards
  • Additional tasks/duties as assigned by management
Certification Requirements:
  • CIC, CCS, RHIT, or RHIA
Expected Work Volumes
  • Work volumes will vary depending upon projects
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