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Coder III - Hospital Coding - REMOTE

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Job ID: 32961
Location: Bellingham, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is seeking a Coder III - Hospital Coding for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $31.18, more depending on experience.

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, Texas or Alaska

Supports the HIM Coding team by providing the highest level of coding expertise, internal review support and resolution of problematic coding. Regularly assists in the mentoring and training of coding caregivers and acts as a role model for team members by assisting Coding Leadership in testing and updating coding software, providing support for major implementations and representing the HIM team on critical projects, processes, and initiatives. Utilizes knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, 3M encoding software, coding conventions, and local medical review policy to provide coding for inpatient and/or outpatient medical records to ensure accurate, complete and consistent coding for quality data.

Details of the position:

  • Reviews medical record documentation and code the diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10-CM and CPT4 coding conventions for the purpose of reimbursement, research, and compliance with federal regulations.
  • Reviews the medical record to assure specificity of diagnoses, procedures and appropriate/optimal reimbursement for hospital charges.
  • Abstract information from medical records following established methods and procedures.
  • Identify problem documents and work with submitting departments to correct errors.
  • Responsible for handling more complex coding specialties, researches issues and resolves problem cases. Troubleshoots and identifies questionable patterns in hospital coding and recognize regulatory concerns that may impact PH facilities and/or specialized areas of care such as CAH, Psych, LTC, etc.
  • May assist in various types of internal coding reviews and the mentoring and training of coding caregivers.
  • May assist with internal coding reviews, expanded coordination of efforts with CDI nurses, and claim edit correction.
  • Participate and support testing and implementation of software and EMR, including updates, and and functions as a super user/subject matter expert.

What you bring:

  • Completion of a college based or AAPC/AHIMA approved coding education program is required.
  • Minimum of five years of directly related work experience in inpatient acute care, hospital-based coding and abstracting for IPPS reimbursement or ambulatory surgery coding; the use of ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding systems is required d.
  • Formal training or college coursework from an accredited school, in lieu of experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of acute care and critical access reimbursement requirements is required.
  • AHIMA/AAPC recognized credential is required: RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, or CPC-H required.

For a full description of the position, or for questions, please email [email protected]

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.

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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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