Remote Medical Coder- Hospital Inpatient

Guidehouse Remote
remote medical charts medical billing consulting management regulatory remote procedures icd-10-cm queries administrative
November 5, 2022
Washington, Washington DC
Overview Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public sector and commercial markets, with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. By combining our public and private sector expertise, we help clients address their most complex challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures focusing on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation.

Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that help our clients outwit complexity and position them for future growth and success. The company has more than 12,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies.

For more information, please visit Responsibilities The Remote Medical Coder - Hospital Inpatient will review clinical documentation and diagnostic results as appropriate to extract data and apply appropriate ICD-10 and PCS Diagnosis codes as defined for the service type, for coding, billing, internal and external reporting, research as required, and regulatory compliance. Under the direction of the coding manager-the coder should accurately code conditions and procedures as documented and in accordance with ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, CMS and any other official coding guidelines established for use with mandated standard code sets.

This is a 100% full time remote position. Maintains a working knowledge of ICD-9-10 PCS and CPT coding principles, governmental regulations, official coding guidelines, and third-party requirements regarding documentation and billing. Assures that all services documented in the patient's chart are coded with appropriate ICD-10/PCS codes.

When services/diagnoses are not documented appropriately, seeks to attain proper documentation in a timely manner according to facility standards. Achieves and maintains 95% accuracy in coding while maintaining a high level of productivity. Maintains average productivity standards as follows: 3 IP charts per hour (These productivity standards are Guidehouse general expectations and are subject to change based upon Guidehouse client agreements and/or other factors as determined by management.

Notification of expected productivity will be conveyed by Management prior to assignment of a client project). Follows facility specific policies and procedures. Works pending queues daily.

Works Guidehouse review queue daily to ensure all charts that are placed in the review queue are worked and any corrections are communicated to the facility. Queries physicians whenever there is conflicting, ambiguous, or incomplete information in the medical record regarding any significant reportable condition or procedure. Follows facility query policy and CDI reconciliation process.

Charts that require re-bills are corrected and communicated to the facility daily for the re-bill process Reports downtime immediately to the administrative staff to ensure turnaround is met. Works directly with the IQC staff to ensure quality standards are being met for each facility. Provides accurate answers to physician's/hospitals coding and/or billing questions within eight hours of request.

Codes current or pending placed in their queue within 24 hours. Notifies administrative staff in the event they cannot meet the twenty-four hour turn around standard. Works well with other members of the facilities coding and billing team to insure maximum efficiency and reimbursement for properly documented services.

Communicates problems or coding principle discrepancies to their supervisor immediately. Ensures communication in emails is always be professional (reference e-mail policy). Clocks in and out of ADP during work shift and enters billing hours into NavCentral People Soft to ensure all employee hours are correct and ensure the correct task codes have been used.

Works closely with client IT departments and Navigant IT to resolve system issues. Reviews and updates Client Portal, and using the information contained on the Portal as a daily tool to correctly code and abstract for each facility. Checks email system at least every two hours during work hours.

Maintains current professional credentials. Maintains a working knowledge of all Coding Clinic Guidelines. Completes CE education provided by Navigant and turns in certificates timely.

Maintains HIPAA compliant work stations (reference HIPAA work station policy). Maintains patient privacy always (reference company handbook policy) Qualifications Minimum 3-5 years+ previous work experience coding hospital acute care Inpatient records. CCS, RHIT or RHIA Certification from AHIMA required.

Previous experience working with CDI and physician queries. Must have experience working in systems such as EPIC, Cerner, Optum and/or 3M Must show personal responsibility, respect for self and others, innovation through teamwork, dedication to caring and excellence in customer service. Must be computer literate.

Must have good working knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology as well as Medical Terminology. Must have advanced knowledge of Coding clinics ICD-10-CM and PCS. Has ability to analyze Provider documentation and assign codes accurately.

Shows excellent verbal and written communication Skills. Strong knowledge and application of Government and other payer guidelines as they relate to compliant coding. High level of Accuracy and Productivity.

Meets or exceeds standards consistently. Ability to work independently. Must have HIPAA compliant work stations.

Strong working knowledge of Protected Health Information. Maintains professional credentials at all times. Strong organizational Skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Demonstrates the ability to perform quality coding on ancillary charts, clinic charts, and overall acute care charts. Additional Requirements The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

Candidates from Eastern Standard Time, Central Standard Time, and Pacific Standard Time Zones as well as candidates from Arizona, New Mexico and Utah will be considered for this position. The salary range for this role is $34.00- $38.00; may vary based on experience and location.

Disclaimer About Guidehouse Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at (see below) . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation. Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies.

All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee. Rewards and Benefits Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace. Benefits include: + Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance + Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays + Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus + Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance + 401(k) Retirement Plan + Basic Life & Supplemental Life + Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts + Short-Term & Long-Term Disability + Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities + Skills Development & Certifications + Employee Referral Program + Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach + Emergency Back-Up Childcare ProgramRemote.

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