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Coder II - Hospital Coding (Remote)

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Job ID: 15025
Location: Vancouver, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

PeaceHealth is seeking a Coder II - Hospital Coding for a Full Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $28.34, more depending on experience.

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.

This position can be performed fully remote. If telecommuting, PeaceHealth will provide the caregiver with necessary computer equipment. It is the responsibility of the caregiver to provide Internet access. Caregiver must reside in OR, WA, or AK.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for advanced coding of inpatient, observation, emergency room and ambulatory surgery records, including the assignment of ICD-10-CM diagnosis and procedure codes, and CPT4 procedural codes, as well as the abstraction of clinical information for hospital services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Reviews the medical record to assure specificity of diagnoses and procedures for compliant code assignment, providing data and accurate/optimal reimbursement for the provision of hospital services.
  • Abstracts information from medical records following established methods and procedures.
  • Identifies problem documents and works with submitting departments to correct errors.
  • Responds to edits both during and after the coding process.
  • May enter charge information when appropriate.
  • Collaborates with clinical documentation integrity nurses and physicians to assure accurate documentation to enhance data capture and reimbursement.
  • Utilizes computer assisted coding software following very highly defined processes.
  • Provides coding across multiple patient types.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Graduate of a formal coding program or combination of education and experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job required.
  • Completion of a college based or AAPC/AHIMA approved coding education program strongly preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
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.
  • Able to work in an independent and/or remote environment.
  • 3M computer assisted coding experience preferred.
  • Epic EMR experience preferred.
  • 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).

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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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