PeaceHealth is seeking a Coder II - Hospital Coding for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.
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 will 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.
Must reside in Washington, Oregon or Alaska.
The ideal candidate will have:
Hospital Outpatient Surgery and Observation Coding Experience
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.
- 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.
- Researches and provides education to providers and staff regarding coding and compliance issues utilizing regulatory and medical informational resources.
- Abstracts information from medical records following established methods and procedures.
- Identifies problem documents and works with submitting departments to correct errors.
- Performs coding, abstracting, and documentation audits.
- Responds to other departments who use coded information, verifies codes and charges assigned by other departments for accuracy. May enter charge information when appropriate.
- Collaborates with clinical staff, documentation specialists, and physicians to assure accurate documentation to enhance hospital case mix index for data capture and reimbursement.
- 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.
- 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.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Successful completion of college-based coding program or AAPC, AHIMA approved program that included medical terminology, anatomy and physiology courses required.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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