Inpatient Coder

  • University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Records Management
  • Salary: $23.66 - $36.68 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Summary


EMPLOYER PAID PENSION PLAN OF 29.25% OF YOUR ANNUAL SALARY!
GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE!


THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO WORK ON-SITE


Position Summary:
Responsible for activities involving expert inpatient coding of medical records as a mechanism for indexing clinical information used for research, utilization, appropriateness of care, compilation of statistics for hospital regional and government, and accurate reimbursement. Identifies and reports coding opportunities and recommendation for improvement. Monitors and reports trend and escalates discrepancies to management.

Job Requirement

Education/Experience:
Equivalent to graduation from high school and three (3) years experience performing inpatient coding in an acute care setting. Formal education in a related field may be substituted for experience on a year to year basis.
Licensing/Certification Requirements:
To include one or a combination of the following:
- Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
- Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
- Registered Health Information Technician(RHIT)

Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements

Inpatient coding experience including assigning DRGs, ICD-10-PCS, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements

Knowledge of:
Code sets including CPT, HCPCS, ICD 9-CM, ICD10-CM/PCS, and Medicare hospital and IPPS coding and reimbursement regulations and MS-DRG classification structure; current healthcare based technology, coding, and Electronic Health Record (EHR) practices; coding guidelines; revenue cycle workflows (charges/charge master, code edits, auditing, denials management, and document improvement); departmental policies and procedures; medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease process and minor surgical procedures; laws, codes, rules and regulations governing area of assignment; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.
Skill in:
Coding and maintaining department specific quality standards and meet productivity standards as documented by the department and organization; reviewing and abstracting information; data collection, manipulation and retrieval; reviewing and checking documents to ensure completeness and accuracy; meeting strict productivity standards; concentrating for long periods of time while dealing with distractions; reporting inconsistencies and discrepancies with established standards and guidelines; using 3M 360 or similar integrated encoder computer assisted coding systems; Webex; running queries; reviewing denials; preparing technical reports; paying attention to detail and accuracy; handling patient and organizational information in a confidential manner; using computers and related software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard equipment, sit and retain concentration for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials and VDT screens, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in-person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or an eligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.

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Job Address

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