Inpatient Medical Coder (Remote)

 Published 21 days ago
 United States
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Do you have Acute Care and Inpatient Procedure Coding experience and want to work for a company based on Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of “America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition®.

Scheduling Flexibility and Perks

  • The schedule and hours for this position are very flexible and we will work with you on work/life balance to build a schedule that works for you
  • This position is 100% remote and we encourage national candidates to apply
  • We provide equipment, coding books, continuing education credits as well as professional organization memberships to AHIMA or APC

Primary Function:

ChristianaCare is currently seeking a full-time Acute Care Coder with ICD-10_PCS Inpatient Coding Experience. This individual will be responsible for accurate and timely assignment of ICD-10 CM/PCS and HCPCS/CPT codes, payment group classification assignment and data abstraction for reimbursement purposes and statistical information reporting on all Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency Medicine, Ancillary and Diagnostics records, and/or any other patient records.

PLEASE NOTE: Inpatient /Acute Care Coding experience is required for this role. Please only apply if you have ICD-10-PCS inpatient Procedure Coding experience in an acute care facility.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and interprets Inpatient, Outpatient, Ancillary, Diagnostics and Emergency Medicine or other patient records in order to assign appropriate ICD-10 CM/PCS diagnosis and procedure codes and/or HCPCS/CPT procedure codes.

  • Performs coding and abstracting tasks to support billing, data quality and statistics, and to support calculation for severity of illness and risk of mortality reporting.

  • Applies information on diagnostic reports (i.e. radiology, pathology, EKG reports, laboratory values, doctors’ orders and administrative medication forms) to accurate code patient charts in accordance with the Official Coding Guidelines.

  • Abstracts pertinent data, determines and sequences codes for diagnoses and procedures, and enters all information into the computerized coding and abstracting system.

  • Utilizes coding and abstracting system as a communication tool, as outlined in the HIMS Coding DNFB Tagging procedures, including but not limited to placing accounts on hold, to ask questions to management, and initiate queries.

  • Provides all vital coded and abstracted information required for final coding and billing of accounts within productivity expectations by work type in order to support department and organization goals for DNFB dollar amounts and bill hold days.

  • Reviews pre-populated patient demographic information fed via HL7 from source system into coding system and makes necessary abstracted data changes in coding system.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Candidates must have knowledge of ICD-10-PCS Inpatient Procedure Coding and CPT Coding Guidelines and Principles.

  • College Diploma in Medical Coding or one year coding experience in a healthcare environment required.

  • Associate or Bachelor Science degree in Health Information Technology preferred.

  • Strong knowledge base of anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.

  • Working knowledge of pathophysiology and basic pharmacology.

  • Knowledge of Official Inpatient and Outpatient Coding Guidelines.

Christianacare Offers:

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.

  • 403(b) with company match.

  • Generous paid time off.

  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

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