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Inpatient Coder II - Hospital Coding (Remote)

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Inpatient Coder II - Hospital Coding (Remote) for a 1.0 full time equivalent Non-Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 174123

 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for advanced coding (inpatient, observation and ambulatory surgery records) and the assignment of ICD-10-CM and CPT4 procedural and diagnostic codes, MS-DRG’s, POA’s, and the abstraction of clinical information.  Codes outpatient, series, and emergency medical records.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Reviews the medical record to assure specificity of diagnoses and procedures for code assignment that is compliant and provides data and optimal reimbursement for hospital and/or professional charges.
  2. Researches and provides education to providers and staff regarding coding and compliance issues utilizing regulatory and medical informational resources.
  3. Abstracts information from medical records following established methods and procedures.
  4. Identifies problem documents and works with submitting departments to correct errors.
  5. Performs coding, abstracting, and documentation audits.
  6. Responds to other departments who use coded information, verifies codes and charges assigned by other departments for accuracy.  May enter charge information when appropriate.
  7. Collaborates with clinical staff, documentation specialists, and physicians to assure accurate documentation to enhance hospital case mix index for data capture and reimbursement.
  8. Participates in cross regional teams to assist in development of forms and standardized processes and performs audit reviews as outlined by the PeaceHealth Coding Team standards and Organizational Integrity.
  9. Maintains communication and relationships with PFS billing and reimbursement staff and management regarding issues affecting coding and charge capture.  Instructs coding staff as to regulatory updates.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:     

  • Successful completion of college-based coding program or AAPC, AHIMA approved program that included medical terminology, anatomy and physiology courses required.  

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:              

  • Five years of directly related work experience inpatient acute care, hospital-based coding and abstracting for IPPS reimbursement or ambulatory surgery records coding; using ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding systems required. 
  • Formal training or college coursework from a medical coding accredited school, in lieu of experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of acute care and critical access reimbursement requirements is preferred.

 

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:            

  • Current CPC-H, (Certified Coding Professional Hospital), CCS (Certified Coding Specialist), , RHIT (Registered Health Information Technology) or RHIA (Registered Health Information Manager) required.

OTHER SKILLS:  

  • Ability to maneuver through multiple computer applications including encoders, abstracting, groupers, EMR and MS Office applications including Excel and Word required.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills required.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, verbal or diagram form.
  • Demonstrated good judgment and decision making skills.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.

 

SYSTEM – PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.  
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.      
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.       
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).

 

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

 

About PeaceHealth

 

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 

 

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

 

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Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

 

Location: Vancouver, Shared Services Center (802)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $27.24, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 

 

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

 

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

 

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