Inpatient Clinical Coder

Gables Search Group Denver, Colorado
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November 23, 2022
Gables Search Group
Denver, Colorado
Seeking for Remote Inpatient Clinical Coder

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Excellent training (1 week)

Physician lead continued education and career development

Automatic 401k 3% match

Job Summary

The Inpatient Clinical Coder is responsible for accurately assigning all reportable diagnoses and procedures for

complete and accurate coding of a medical record, per Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines. The Inpatient

Clinical Coder s primary responsibilities are related to accurately and completely coding all inpatient accounts assigned by the company's clients.

Essential Functions

  • Promotes a partnership between clinical documentation and financial outcomes, by accurately and completely coding the medical record for all appropriate ICD-10 CM and ICD-10 PCS codes.
  • Ensures all diagnoses and Present on Admission indicators are captured per Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines to ensure accurate DRG assignment (MSDRG and/or APRDRG) on accounts coded, while also capturing any additional, secondary diagnoses that impact quality outcomes (ex: Risk of Mortality,

Severity of Illness, Social Determinants of Health, HCC, etc.) to ensure accurate and complete coding.

  • Ensures all procedures are captured per Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines to ensure accurate DRG assignment (MSDRG and/or APRDRG) on accounts coded, while also capturing any additional procedure codes for add-on payment options that do not necessarily change the DRG (ex: New Technology Add On Payment codes/NTAP) but impact facility reimbursement.
  • Validates the discharge disposition accuracy as part of the coding review.
  • Stays current with Official Coding Guidelines, Quarterly Coding Clinic, and NTAP criteria to ensure high quality of codes assigned by the company.
  • Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association.
  • Demonstrates actions consistent with company's Expectations as duties are performed daily.

Company Expectations/Goals

  • Complete mandatory annual HIPAA and Compliance Training in a timely manner
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters to include patient care, physician, and employee matters
  • Maintain accurate and reliable organizational records
  • Maintain professional relationships with appropriate officials; communicate honestly and completely; behave in a fair and nondiscriminatory manner in all professional contacts
  • Assure the accuracy of data, work, or information and contribute ideas and suggestions to improve approaches, methodologies, and productivity.
  • Maintain professional relationship with clients focusing on high level of client satisfaction
  • Adhere to a personal plan of professional development and growth through professional affiliations,

activities, and continuing education driven by professional goals and quality audit outcomes

  • Demonstrates excellent observation skills, analytical thinking, problem solving, plus good verbal and written communication.
  • Professional, team player, able to communicate well with others. Strong interpersonal skills, pleasing personality, positive.
  • Support overall strategic goals of the company

Home Office Requirements

  • Must have a dedicated secure workspace to ensure adherence to HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures when viewing protected health information (PHI)
  • High-speed internet connection
  • Telephone
  • Company will provide laptop and access to necessary resources to perform job duties

Education, Training, Experience

  • Associate degree*
  • Health Information Technology with AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential preferred.
  • AHIMA Clinical Coding Specialist (CCS) credential required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of acute inpatient hospital coding experience in a large tertiary hospital preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of acute inpatient hospital coding experience required.
  • Experience with electronic health records (i.e., Cerner, Meditech, Epic, etc.) and 3M or TruCode encoder software required.
  • Ability to work independently in a remote setting required.
  • Relevant work experience in absence of associate degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Physical Demands

  • This is a full-time position, and general hours of work and days are Mondays through Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flexibility with work schedule varies by client.
  • Overall physical workload is light. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Work is generally sedentary requiring long periods at workstation.
  • Travel may be required occasionally

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