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Coder III

Medical Records-Greenville Greenville, TX
  • Depends on experience
  • Full Time
  • Employer Very Likely to Respond

Hunt Regional Healthcare in Greevnille TX is looking for a full time Coder.

SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for accurately coding all inpatient and observation accounts as well as assisting with the coding of other accounts as needed. All accounts should be completed within 5 days following discharge. This position will work remotely from home. 

MAJOR TASKS DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for final coding and DRG accuracy on all inpatient accounts.
  • Accurately assign ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes to arrive at a DRG based on information provided in the patient record.
  • Prompts medical staff physicians for additional documentation as needed to clarify DRG assignment, maintaining professional communication.
  • Responsible for ensuring that no accounts remain un-coded > 5 days following patient discharge unless required documentation is needed.
  • Responsible for responding to Patient Financial Services questions regarding coding assignments that generate errors within the billing editor.
  • Responsible for maintaining an overall coding accuracy rate of 90% or greater and a DRG accuracy rate of 95% or greater.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Required: Completion of college level coursework in Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Required: A minimum of three (3) years inpatient coding experience in an acute care hospital.
  • Preferred coding experience in the following areas:
    • Cardiology/Vascular Procedures (including but not limited to cardiac caths. and peripheral interventions)
    • Inpatient rehabilitation
  • Required: C.S. credentials (Certified Coding Specialist – Hospital based), or RHIT or RHIA credentials. 
  • Preferred: Minimum education level of Associates Degree. 
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