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Coder II - Cardiovascular Administration

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Job ID: 8284
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Part Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.50
Benefit Eligibility: Part-time benefits

Job Description

Description

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.​

PeaceHealth is seeking a Coder II - Cardiovascular Administration for a Part Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $28.34, more depending on experience.

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:

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Current CPC-H, (Certified Coding Professional Hospital), CCS (Certified Coding Specialist),Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) , 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.

Southwest – PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort from 34 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. Extended periods of sitting while reviewing records and entering clinical data into a computer monitor where noise level is moderate.
  • Duties require the ability to concentrate or pay close attention to detail (more than 65% of work time).

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For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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