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Coding Specialist Louisville, Kentucky

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Job # 414150 Date posted 09/15/2021

Description

We are recruiting for a Coding Specialist to join our Coding Operations Team.

Job Summary: Analyze and translate healthcare diagnosis, procedures and medical services taken from physician documenation, such as H&P, Consults, Progress notes and Operative notes, into alphanumeric codes that are captured in an encoder in order to populate a DRG (Diagnostic Related Groupings) which will be used to create bills for submission to Medicare or health insurance companies inorder to receive hospital payment for services provided.

Essential Functions :( Those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation).

  • Provide consistent, accurate, and timely coding of medical records for appropriate billing and/or data collection. To provide guidelines for adherence to the Corporate Compliance Initiatives regarding the requirements applicable to Medicare’s Prospective Payment System for long-term care facilities.
  • Code all admissions within 1 business day of registration based on the presence of the history and physical.
  • Code operative procedures within 2 business days of receipt of documentation.
  • Code information provided by the facility from paper patient records within two business days of notification.
  • Attend weekly CDI/Coder calls with HIM and CM in attendance at each facility to discuss possible DRG progressions.
  • Code discharge patient records within four business days of discharge with accounts with total charges of greater than $250,000 as first priority.
  • Correspond with CCDI regarding coding and documentation issues utilizing Collaborate daily.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Expectations:

  • Knowledge of the principles of medical record coding. Expertise and credentials in medical records coding.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work in order to meet job demands.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and present information in an organized manner on a routine basis.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with peers, superiors and subordinates while working under stressful situations.
  • Ability to manage several projects/tasks simultaneously.
  • Technical understanding of coding operating systems (hardware and software).
  • Communicates effectively and exhibits courteous behavior when dealing with coding department employees, as well as hospital employees served.
  • Must read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Must have good and regular attendance.
  • Approximate percent of time required to travel:  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School or equivalency diploma or satisfactory completion of a college certificate program in Medical Records Coding of at least 30 credits.
  • Certified or licensed individuals, CCS, CCA, CPC, RHIT, RHIA, RN, CPC, COC
  • 3 years experience as a medical records coder in a health care facility; or satisfactory completion of a college certificate program in Medical Records Coding of at least 30 credits, and one year of experience working with medical records in a medical records unit in a health care facility; or  two years experience equivalent combination of the training and experience.

Depending on candidate’s qualifications, this position may be filled at a different level. 

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    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

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    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

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