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Certified Coder
Full Time, Days - Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm; flexibility available
Sellersville, PA 18960

Responsibilities

The Certified Coder accurately codes all diagnoses and procedures in the medical record and abstracts relevant information from these medical records. The Certified Coder uses this information to form the basis of a patient information system relating to the clinical care of the patient. The Certified Coders schedule is:

This is a full-time position and will work remote after fully trained. Candidates must live within driving distance of the hospital.

Essential Functions:
  • Reviews medical records to apply codes for diagnoses and 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 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 biweekly 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 andauditing 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 proficient level of understanding of the DRG validation procedure and DRG information for inpatient coding. Possesses a good understanding of CPT guidelines for outpatient coding, ensuring that the accuracy rate of 95% is maintained.
  • Performs DRG validations on all appropriate charts to ensure 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, health record technology program equivalent approved courses of AHIMA, or comparable work experience and minimum of one year experience in coding, abstracting and gathering statistical data in a healthcare setting preferred.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
  • CC-A or CCS required upon hire.
  • RHIA or RHIT preferred upon hire.

BENEFITS:
  • Medical, free dental, vision insurance for full time and part time
  • 403B
  • Pension plan
  • On-site discounted child care center
  • Tuition reimburment up to $5250 per year
  • Free life insurance
  • Free parking
  • Paid time off
  • Sick time
  • Flexible spending accounts
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