Job Attributes

Work Schedule/Shift

Not Available

Job ID

5000385834506

Req. No

70028521

Job Title

Outpatient Coder

Region

CHRISTUS System Office

Category

Coding (Medical)

Division

Not Defined

Company

CHRISTUS Health

Travel

None

Facility

CORP Revenue Cycle Business-55600

Address

919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX  75038
US

Type

Full Time

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POSITION SUMMARY:

Review clinical documentation and diagnostic results as appropriate to extract data and apply appropriate ICD-9-CM, and/ or ICD-10- CM/PCS for billing, internal and external reporting, research, and regulatory compliance while maintaining an accuracy rate at or above 96%. Under the direction of the Inpatient Coding Lead, Director of Coding, and the System Director of Health Information Management (HIM), Inpatient Coders will accurately code inpatient conditions and procedures as documented in the ICD-9-CM and/ or ICD-10 CM/ PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.

Inpatient Coders will resolve error reports associated with billing process, identify and report error patterns, and, when necessary, assist in design and implementation of workflow changes to reduce billing errors. Work collaboratively with HIM Staff, Clinical Documentation Specialists to ensure the most accurate and complete documentation to support accurate coding/billing.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Assigns codes for diagnoses, treatments, and procedures according to the appropriate classification system for inpatient encounters.
* Maintains an accuracy rate at or above 95%.
* Reviews appropriate provider documentation to determine principal diagnosis, co-morbidities and complications, secondary conditions and surgical procedures.
* Extracts required information from source documentation and enters into encoder and abstracting system.
* Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and adheres to official coding guidelines.
* Extracts required information from source documentation and enters into encoder and abstracting system.
* Reviews daily system-generated error reports to correct or complete missing data elements.
* Assists in implementing solutions to reduce back-end billing errors. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and adheres to official coding guidelines.
 
For Inpatient Coders
* Utilizes technical coding principals and MS-DRG reimbursement expertise to assign appropriate ICD-9-CM and/ or ICD-10 CM/ PCS diagnoses and procedures.
* Assigns present on admission (POA) value for inpatient diagnoses.
* Identifies non-payment conditions (HAC) and when required, report through established procedures.
* Reviews documentation to verify and, when necessary, correct the patient disposition upon discharge
  • Must be a resident or willing to relocate in the states of TX, LA, AR, NM, GA, OK or IA

EDUCATION/SKILLS:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred completion of Accredited Associate HIM Program, Accredited Baccalaureate or Master's Health Information Management or other allied health degree or an AHIMA approved Coding Certificate Program or successful Completion of Coder Certificate Program
  • Successful score of 90% on "Christus Inpatient Coding Qualifying Test"

EXPERIENCE:

Two (2) years' progressive on-the-job experience coding with ICD-9-CMand/or ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding in a hospital or outpatient setting

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

At least one of the following preferred certifications are required:

  • RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CPC, CCA

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Meditech experience preferred
  • Encoder experience preferred
  • Electronic technology record experience preferred
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