Coding Consultant Inpatient 2


Coding Consultant Inpatient 2

Job Locations: US-Remote

Overview

100% Remote Position – IP Coding and DRG Validation

Assigns diagnostic and procedural codes to patient records using ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, and ICD-10-PCS codes.

DEFINITION:

A Coding Consultant, Inpatient – Level 2 codes complex cases for all lengths of stays and as needed, audits the work of Level 1 and Level 2 Coding Consultants.

Responsibilities

  • Reviews medical records and assigns accurate codes for diagnoses and procedures.
  • Assigns and sequences codes accurately based on medical record documentation.
  • Assigns the appropriate discharge disposition to medical records.
  • Abstracts and enters the coded data for hospital statistical and reporting requirements.
  • Audits the work of Level 1 & 2 Coders, if applicable.
  • Communicates documentation improvement opportunities and coding issues to appropriate personnel for follow up and resolution.
  • Maintains 95% coding accuracy rate and 95% accuracy rate for MS-DRG assignment and maintains site designated productivity standards.
  • Maintains minimum production of 1 charts per hour or site specific productivity standards.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Communicates professionally with co-workers, management, and hospital staff regarding clinical and reimbursement issues.

ADDITIONAL JOB COMPONENTS:

  • Typically works remotely, accessing work related tasks via VPN access.
  • Reports to work as scheduled.
  • Complies with all Company and HIM Division policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for tracking continuing education credits to maintain professional credentials.
  • Attends mandatory sponsored in-service and/or education meetings as required.
  • Adheres to the American Health Information Management Association’s code of ethics.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor’ degree from AHIMA certified HIM Program or Nursing Program or completion of certificate program with CCS preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language.
  • A minimum of 1-5 years of coding experience in a hospital and/or coding consulting role.
  • Experience in computerized encoding and abstracting software.
  • Required to take and pass annual Introductory HIPAA examination and other assigned testing to be given


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