Coding Consultant Inpatient 3

Ciox Health
Full time
Healthcare
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Coding Consultant Inpatient 3



  • Job Locations: US-Remote

  • Requisition ID: 2020-14653

  • # of Openings: 1

  • Category (Portal Searching): HIM / Coding


Overview


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



  • Full-Time: Flexible Schedule

  • Full Benefits: PTO, Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance and 401k Savings Plan & Tuition Reimbursement (& 20-24 Free CEUs per year)

  • Location: This role will be performed at one location (Remote/WFH)

  • Additional Details: IP medical coding level 3. Academic /Teaching facility experience needed. High CMI. Clintegrity encoder experience required


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 communication 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.

  • Willing and able to travel when necessary, if applicable.

  • 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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