Hospital Based Inpatient Coder 3, Full Time, MSS Miramar FL: CORP - HealthInformation Mgmt

Hospital Based Inpatient Coder 3, Full Time, MSS Miramar FL: CORP - HealthInformation Mgmt

Memorial Healthcare System | Hollywood, FL, 33027, US
Salary Range:$64,000 – $79,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 14 days ago

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Description

Hospital-based Inpatient Coder offers the opportunity for a remote environment.

Summary:

Utilizing an electronic medical record and computerized encoder, assigns and sequences diagnosis and procedure codes and present on admission indicators for inpatient encounters based on medical record documentation in accordance with Official Coding Guidelines, CMS regulations, encoder software guidance and Health Information Management (HIM) policies and procedures.

Detailed responsibilities:

* Reviews inpatient medical records to assign and sequence all appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes utilizing encoder software and following official coding guidelines. Reviews Medicare Severity Diagnosis Related Groups (MSDRGs) and All Patient Refined Diagnosis Related Groups (APRDRGs) for appropriate code assignment.

* Reviews and validates accuracy of Admission-Discharge-Transfer (ADT) data fields; abstracts discharge disposition, physicians, procedure dates, and present on admission (POA) indicators.

* Reviews appropriate inpatient coding work queues daily to address coding edits and needed corrections and follows procedure to notify billing as needed. Reviews accounts and performs needed correction for internal audits and external denials.

* Formulates physician queries for validation of pathological findings. Requests clinical validation queries for Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) review and follow-up. Seeks clarification from providers or other designated resources to ensure accurate and complete coding.

* Meet and maintain Memorial Healthcare System (MHS) coding quality and productivity standards. Submit daily productivity report to manager by defined deadline.

* Attends educational meetings and seminars to maintain certification and continuing education requirements.

* Maintains strict adherence to patient confidentiality according to MHS Standards and regulatory requirements.

* Performs all other duties as requested.

Competencies and skills:

Essential:

* STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.

* CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.

* ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.

* RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.

Education:

Essential:

* High School Diploma or Equivalent

Credentials:

Essential:

* Coding Certification

Education equivalent experience:

Essential:

* Focused education of hospital based coding.

Other information:

Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, effective communication skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action. Proficient in basic computer skills and ability to utilize a computerized encoder and electronic medical record system.

Required Work Experience: Three (3) years inpatient coding experience in a hospital setting or one (1) year coder intern experience working for MHS within the HIM department.

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).

Working conditions:

Essential:

* Bending and Stooping 40.00%

* Keyboard Entry 60.00%

* Kneeling 40.00%

* Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 40.00%

* Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 40.00%

* Reaching 40.00%

* Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 60.00%

* Sitting 60.00%

* Squatting 40.00%

* Standing 60.00%

* Walking 60.00%

* Audible Speech 60.00%

* Hearing Acuity 60.00%

* Depth Perception 60.00%

* Distinguish Color 60.00%

* Seeing - Far 60.00%

* Seeing - Near 60.00%

* Computer Monitor 80.00%

Organizational Profile:

Memorial Healthcare System, consisting of 6 acute care hospitals, a nursing home, outpatient facilities, home health services and physician practices, provides quality, comprehensive care to the residents of the surrounding communities. We invite you to join one of the nation's leading healthcare systems, recognized for use of advanced technology and clinical informatics.

Memorial Support Services provides a variety of business services to support our facilities. The main offices are located in Miramar with satellite offices located throughout our system.

**_Disclaimer:_** _This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification._

Memorial Healthcare System is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. Memorial Healthcare System recruits, hires and promotes qualified candidates for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any factor prohibited by law. We are proud to offer Veteran's Preference to former military, reservists and military spouses (including widows and widowers). You must indicate your status on your application to take advantage of this program.