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Hospital Coding Specialist II

Posted on Aug 11, 2019 by Legacy Health

Vancouver, WA 98683
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Coding Specialist 2

US-WA-

Job ID: 19-6796
Type: Regular Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Administrative/Clerical
Homebased EE Washington

Overview

At Legacy, we support all of our employees in being the best at what they do. It's their commitment that helps us fulfill our mission of making life better for others. If you want to grow your existing hospital coding skills in an environment dedicated to the health and well-being of the community, we invite you to consider this role.

Your current In-patient (IP) Hospital Coding expertise will be highly valued as you review clinical documentation and diagnostic results, and apply appropriate coding for inpatient and outpatient records. Hospital administration, medical staff and other users will benefit from your ability to accurately code and abstract medical record data using established guidelines. Through these skills, you will help to resolve errors in the billing process, identify areas for improvement and ensure timely optimal payments.

We offer a $1,500 Hire-on-Bonus and Relocation assistance for this role. You will be set up to work remotely (in OR or SW Washington) after orientation and training. Only those who meet the qualifications for the job which is: 2 to 3 years of current Hosptial In-patient Coding experience will be considered.



Responsibilities

Under indirect supervision, our Hospital Coding Specialist II codes and abstracts typically complex inpatient, ED, and/or Short Stay medical records accurately and in a timely manner for billing and data collection for all patient types. You'll review the medical record to assure specificity of diagnoses and procedures for code assignment that is compliant and provides data and optimal reimbursement for hospital services.

Here you'll abstract data from hosptial inpatient and outpatient charts documenting designated information following established methods and procedures including attending physician, surgeon, consulting physician, obstetric and newborn information, anesthesia information, and any other required information gathered in the abstract.

You may provide direction to other coders and respond to personnel in other hospital departments regarding coding questions and issues. May verify codes and charges assigned by other departments for accuracy.

Industry standards are that you'll consistently maintain an accuracy rate of 90% to 95% or better for ICD-10-PCS-CM coding, CPT coding, and abstracting of all patient types. Assigns appropriate codes based on UHDDS regulations, the official coding guidelines as approved by the Cooperating Parties, and the CPT rules established by the AMA.

Our team strives to consistently maintain an average time of 27 minutes or less to perform coding and abstracting on each inpatient record, 13 minutes or less on outpatient records, 4 minutes or less on Emergency Department records and 4 minutes for outpatient diagnostics records, with an overall productivity rate of 90% or better.



Qualifications

Education:

High School Diploma/GED required. Completion of classes in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, ICD-10-CM and CPT coding conventions, and disease processes required. Successful completion of college-based coding program preferred.

Experience:

Minimum of two years, three years preferred, inpatient and outpatient ICD-10-CM coding and CPT coding and abstracting of multiple case types within last five years required. Skills assessment examination required. Experience on Epic Systems preferred.

Skills:

Computer and encoder skills including 3m.

Ability to accurately perform ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT coding.

Capable of moderate keyboarding speed.

Ability to read and understand medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, patho physiology.

Ability to maneuver through multiple computer applications including encoders, abstracting, groupers, EMR and MS Office applications including Excel and Word required.

Effective written and verbal communication skills.

Critical thinking and problem-solving skills required.

Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision, seeking direction as needed.

Ability to communicate proactively with clinical staff.

Demonstrate excellent prioritization, analytical and organizational skills.

LEGACY'S VALUES IN ACTION:

Follows guidelines set forth in Legacy's Values in Action.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled

Reference: 744181690