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Certified Coder
Full Time, Days - Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm, occasional weekend rotation
Sellersville, PA 18960
There’s a new era of wellness ahead, and we no longer think about treating our bodies only when we’re sick, but nurturing our bodies when we are well, so we can stay in a perpetual state of good health. Grand View Health is leading the way to this new era with investments in technology, facilities, partnerships and most importantly, compassionate and exceptional talent. Located in Upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Grand View Health is a well-established, independent hospital offering a full range of healthcare services. Our colleagues enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a high-quality, low-cost healthcare provider in a collaborative, community environment. Help us build this new era of wellness.

Responsibilities


The Certified Coder accurately codes all diagnoses and procedures in the medical record and abstracts relevant information from these medical records. This information forms the basis of a patient information system relating to the clinical care of the patient.


This is a full time position and will work remote at this time. There may be on site training. The hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm with an occasional weekend rotation.


Job duties include but are not limited to:
  • Reviews medical records to apply codes for diagnoses, operative, and diagnostic procedures according to the current edition of the International Classification of Diseases and Operations, and in the HCPCS CPT-4 Coding System in order to ensure information for billing and data collection purposes is accurate, utilizing the hospital’s coding software.
  • Maintains an average productivity rate of 2 inpatient charts per hour and 7 outpatient charts per hour.
  • Provides Coding Manager with productivity statistics and quality results on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Abstracts relevant information from each medical record using UHDDS definitions for input into Meditech EMR, to provide data for the processing of reports.
  • Reviews incomplete record files for the completion of diagnostic information by the physician and the application of codes by the coding technician.
  • Participates in second level chart reviews, auditing peer coded medical records to ensure completeness, quality, and accuracy of coded medical records.
  • Works closely with Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists to retrieve pertinent documentation from clinicians to ensure quality, consistency and integrity of medical record documentation.
  • Possesses a good level of understanding of the DRG Validation procedure and DRG information for inpatient coding and possesses a good understanding of CPT guidelines for outpatient coding, assuring that the accuracy rate of 95% is maintained.
  • Performs DRG validations on all appropriate charts to insure that these charts will meet all requirements of outside review and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Participates in continuing education programs specific to Coding and Abstracting functions, as assigned by the Coding Manager.
  • Attends all department meetings as assigned to promote communication, quality of documentation and ability to be a team player.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • High School Diploma and 1-3 years of experience required.
  • Associate's degree in health record technology program, equivalent approved courses of AHIMA or comparable work experience, minimum of one year experience in coding, abstracting and gathering statistical data in a healthcare setting preferred.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
  • CC-A or CCS upon hire required.
  • RHIA or RHIT upon hire preferred.
  • Credentialed by an agency approved by the National Commission for Health Certifying Agencies (NCHCA), i.e. ASCP, HEW, HCA., upon hire required.

Grand View Health is an equal opportunity employer.
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