Hospital Coder (Remote Position)

  • Emory
  • Remote * (Atlanta, GA, USA)
  • Jan 15, 2022
Medical Coding Telecommuting

Job Description

Overview:

At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. Were empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, were eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. Weve got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

Were defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?

Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • The Hospital Inpatient Coder uses clinical coding knowledge based on the Official Coding Conventions guidelines and AHA Coding Clinic, to assign ICD-9 and/or ICD-10 codes to the highest level of accuracy for each inpatient encounter.
  • Works closely with physicians, clinical documentation improvement specialist, quality, and patient finance staff.
  • Plays a key role in billing, research, internal and external reporting, and regulatory compliance.
  • Ensures accuracy of DRGs and appropriate extraction of core data into HIM abstracting system to data warehouse repository.
  • Facilitates accurate data for patient acuity, severity of illness, and quality outcomes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • 5 years inpatient and outpatient coding experience in an acute care environment
  • Must complete coding proficiency evaluation.

OR

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Two years acute care outpatient coding with outpatient diagnostic and ED coding.
  • CIRCC preferred or CPC, CPC-H, CCA, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P certified.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

(Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks;

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation ; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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