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Health Information Coder I - IRF - FT - St. Mary Rehabilitation HospitalLanghorne, Pennsylvania

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Job ID 390889 Date posted 08/13/2020

Description

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The first and only freestanding, inpatient acute rehabilitation hospital in Bucks County.


St. Mary Rehabilitation Hospital (SMRH) embraces the tradition of excellence for which St. Mary Medical Center is known. We are very proud of our patient outcomes. St Mary Rehab Hospital has been ranked in the top 25 percent of all rehab hospitals by UDS (Uniform Data Systems) for multiple years.


Our state-of-the-art, acute rehabilitation hospital features 50 spacious, private rooms and two specialty units (brain injury and
stroke recovery). Our highly skilled, clinical staff is dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have suffered:

Stroke

Trauma

Neurological conditions including:

Parkinson’s Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Guillian-Barre Syndrome

Polyneuropathy

Brain Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Orthopedic Injury

Amputation

Medically Complex Illnesses including: Cardiac and Pulmonary, and Renal disease

Job Summary:

Responsible for assisting the HIM Manager in coding, planning, developing and maintaining the Health Information Services department of the hospital in accordance with state and federal guidelines, accreditation standards as well as hospital policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

 Codes IRF records using current ICD coding version and within timeframe set by hospital.

Works closely with the PPS Coordinator in assigning the Impairment Code for all admissions.

Transmits the IRF PAI in a timely manner for all Medicare inpatients.

Maintain confidentiality of all patient care information to ensure patient rights are protected.

As directed by the HIM Manager, assists in planning, organizing, directing and maintaining Health Information Services in accordance with established policies, procedures, state and federal regulations and accreditation standards (i.e. HIPAA, JCAHO, CARF).

Assist in establishing and maintaining procedures for the collection, coding, abstracting, filing and retreival of medical records.

Work with staff physicians in getting records completed within the required timeframe.

Guide nursing staff in keeping records neat and orderly during the patient’s hospitalization.

At discharge, process records within required timeframes: assembly, analysis, coding, and abstracting, IRF PAI Transmission.

Review and process requests for patient information within required timeframe.

Develop and maintain good rapport with inter-disciplinary team members to help ensure that medical records are properly maintained and problems areas identified and corrected in a timely manner.

Maintain a neat and orderly filing system and overall work area.

Performs other related duties and activities as directed and assigned by the HIM Manager.

Participates in the overall quality assessment and improvement program activities.

Participates in continuing education classes and training programs.

Ensure supplies have been replenished in work areas as necessary.

Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Experience/Skills:

 RHIT (or eligible) or RHIA (or eligible) or Coding Certification by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) required.

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Prefer hospital HIM Department and coding experience.

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