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Coding Specialist - Full Time Coding Specialist

Job Description

Demonstrates and understands the importance of and respect for the rights, dignity and individuality of each patient in all interactions.

Manages the daily operations of coding for assigned hospitals ensuring timely and accurate coding of medical records.

Maintain a DRG accuracy rate of 95% and code accuracy of 91%.

Must communicate documentation improvement needs with the medical staff in a query format, verbal and/or written.

Will assign DRGs on admissions, concurrently code during the visit and final code within 5 calendar days of the patient discharge. 

Will assist with education for documentation improvement in conjunction with the Case Manager of the local facility. 

Accurately abstracts each medical record in accordance to best practice standards.

Will assist in the patient evaluation process by providing a preliminary DRG.

Will attend the weekly inter-discipline team meeting or its equivalent.

Must have knowledge of medical terminology, the human disease process, anatomy and physiology.

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of reimbursement (Medicare) principles. 

Develop an understanding of responsibilities for participation in Performance Improvement activities.

Participate in Care Conference meetings when needed.

Understands work objectives, establishes priorities, anticipates and handles problems and carries out work activities in an orderly and timely manner to meet defined standards.  

Displays a positive/effective working relationship with co-workers, other department and medical staff. Demonstrate respect, friendliness and helpfulness in dealing with the public in person and/or over the telephone.  

Attend scheduled staff meetings.

Education/Experience:

Associate’s degree in Health Information Technology required. 

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.

American Health Information Management (AHIMA)

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or American Academy of Professional Coder (AAPC)

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Professional Coder – Hospital (CPC-H) Coding Certification required.

2+ years of coding experience in an acute setting required, LTACH experience preferred.

Job Requirements

 

Job Snapshot

Location US-NC-Charlotte
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital at University

Our mission is to provide high-quality, compassionate care and service to all our patients; treating every patient, visitor, staff member and physician as guests in our home. Our vision is to be the premier provider of Long Term Acute Care in our region with measurable outcomes in a cost effective manner. Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital at University is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of our community by delivering superior services with a collaborative spirit. Our vision and mission are at the heart of everything we do. Learn More

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US-NC-Charlotte
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Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital at University
Company:
US-NC-Charlotte
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
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Job Description

Demonstrates and understands the importance of and respect for the rights, dignity and individuality of each patient in all interactions.

Manages the daily operations of coding for assigned hospitals ensuring timely and accurate coding of medical records.

Maintain a DRG accuracy rate of 95% and code accuracy of 91%.

Must communicate documentation improvement needs with the medical staff in a query format, verbal and/or written.

Will assign DRGs on admissions, concurrently code during the visit and final code within 5 calendar days of the patient discharge. 

Will assist with education for documentation improvement in conjunction with the Case Manager of the local facility. 

Accurately abstracts each medical record in accordance to best practice standards.

Will assist in the patient evaluation process by providing a preliminary DRG.

Will attend the weekly inter-discipline team meeting or its equivalent.

Must have knowledge of medical terminology, the human disease process, anatomy and physiology.

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of reimbursement (Medicare) principles. 

Develop an understanding of responsibilities for participation in Performance Improvement activities.

Participate in Care Conference meetings when needed.

Understands work objectives, establishes priorities, anticipates and handles problems and carries out work activities in an orderly and timely manner to meet defined standards.  

Displays a positive/effective working relationship with co-workers, other department and medical staff. Demonstrate respect, friendliness and helpfulness in dealing with the public in person and/or over the telephone.  

Attend scheduled staff meetings.

Education/Experience:

Associate’s degree in Health Information Technology required. 

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.

American Health Information Management (AHIMA)

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or American Academy of Professional Coder (AAPC)

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Professional Coder – Hospital (CPC-H) Coding Certification required.

2+ years of coding experience in an acute setting required, LTACH experience preferred.

Job Requirements

 
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