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Coder III- Remote

Company: Baptist Health Care
Location: Pensacola
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

The Coder III reviews inpatient records and accurately assigns appropriate ICD-10-CM/PCS codes according to established guidelines with a 97% accuracy rate, while maintaining coding standards for productivity. This position must preserve confidentiality of health information. This position must be able to use tact and diplomacy when communicating with employees, physicians, administration, and public, under complex or emotional situations.

Responsibilities

"Reviews patient records and accurately assigns appropriate ICD-10-CM/PCS codes according to established guidelines. Meets Productivity Standard for Inpatient Coding: 21 charts/day. Understands appropriate assignment of MS- DRG, POA, and discharge disposition. Assists with all levels of coding including inpatient, outpatient, and Psych. Works as a team member to achieve goals for the department. Assists with data integrity audits, and corrects errors as needed (invalid codes, discharge codes, etc.) Monitors backlog of un-coded records on a daily basis, reports to Manager, and adjusts work schedule accordingly. Assists in identification of potential identity errors. Coding Clinics are reviewed and applied appropriately. Maintains current knowledge/certification.Assist in other duties as assigned to support the operational needs of the department and organization. May be required to remain on campus immediately before, during, and after severe weather and/or disasters."

Qualifications

  • Graduation from accredited Coding program required, or seven (7) years hospital coding experience in lieu of Graduation from accredited Coding program
  • Minimum of two years coding in a hospital setting with experience in Inpatient/MS-DRG coding. Must have experience in regulatory issues related to Medicare and other third party payers as is relates to hospital coding and billing
  • RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCA, or CPC required, or Seven (7) years hospital coding experience in lieu of Certification or Credential listed above.
  • Knowledge of Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. High level of competence in coding ICD-10-CM/PCS with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Knowledge of MS-DRGs and reimbursement methods for Medicare, CHAMPUS, Medicaid, other payers. Familiar with charge master and use of CDM for reference.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology.
  • Knowledge and support of the Hospital's corporate compliance initiatives and communicate any suspected coding inaccuracies in a timely manner to the Coding Manager, HIM Services Director, Compliance Officer or BHC's Revenue Integrity Department.
  • Clinical knowledge gained through education or experience. Computer keyboarding skills and basic computer knowledge including MS Word.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
  • Ability to investigate patient accounts for accuracy and completeness. Ability to demonstrate a high level of problem solving skills. Ability to work effectively with co-workers, management and physicians.
  • Requires strong verbal skills in interpersonal situations

    About Us

    Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.

Keywords: Baptist Health Care, Pensacola , Coder III- Remote, Other , Pensacola, Florida

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