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Coder 2

VIRTUAL-IN • Indianapolis, Indiana • Day Shift • Full Time • JR-17089

Facility: VIRTUAL-IN

Job Summary: The IP Coder 3 position reports directly to the Supervisor of Coding. Key responsibilities of the role include: Reviewing documentation in inpatient and/or IVR (interventional radiology) medical records, and accurately and completely assigning appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnostic and ICD-10-PCS/CPT-4 HCPCS procedural codes to the greatest specificity, assigning the most accurate DRG/APC, when appropriate. Abstracts demographic and coding information accurately and completely. Core Responsibilities and Essential Functions: Codes and abstracts medical records with a minimum of accuracy: - Accurately and completely assigns appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnostic and ICD-10-PCS/CPT-4 HCPCS procedural codes to the greatest specificity, assigning the most accurate DRG/APC, when appropriate and in accordance with Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and Facility Coding Guidelines, as applicable - Accurately and completely abstracts all required patient demographic data into the EMR - Accurately assigns correct DRG/APC - Meets productivity standards - Queries providers, if needed to further clarify code Manages additional coding responsibilities, contributing to the CFB (candidate for bill) goals, including but not limited to: - Resolves coding edits and reminders, correcting abstracting and coding issues in a timely manner (1-2 business days) - Completes and routes problem accounts, ready to code, high dollar and other accounts daily to ensure cases are coded as close to goal date as possible - Completes assigned work by goal date - Assists with coding unassigned or backlogged accounts Other task as assigned: - Serves as a mentor to new coders - Assist with cleaning up or escalating missing documentation or other work queues - If proficient, assists with observation, same day surgery, outpatient and emergency coding when needed or assigned - Other tasks as assigned Required Minimum Education:
  • High School Diploma Other or GED Other or Other / Certificate Anatomy
Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s): All certifications are required upon hire unless otherwise stated.
  • Cert Coding Spec-Preferred
  • Cert Prof Coder-Preferred
  • Cert Prof Coder - Hospital OP-Preferred
  • Reg Health Information Admin-Preferred
  • Reg Health Information Tech-Preferred
Additional License(s) and Certification(s): Upon Hire Preferred Required Minimum Experience: Minimum 3 years of acute care inpatient and/or IVR coding experience. Required Required Minimum Skills: Must have demonstrated maintenance of a or higher accuracy in abstracting, code and DRG assignment while meeting productivity requirements in previous roles. Ability to work in a remote environment. Computer/data entry experience. Ability to communicate with various members of the healthcare team. Ability to use Microsoft (Excel, Word).
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