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In-Patient - DRG Coder Remote

Company: Banner Health
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Primary City/State:Phoenix, Arizona Department Name: Denial Recovery-Corp Work Shift: Day Job Category:Revenue Cycle Primary Location Salary Range:$21.63/hr - $32.45/hr, based on education & experience In accordance with State Pay Transparency Rules. A rewarding career that fits your life. As an employer of the future, we are proud to offer our team members many career and lifestyle choices including remote work options. If you're looking to leverage your abilities - you belong at Banner Health. Looking for a motivated Inpatient / DRG Facility - Acute Care - HIMS Coder -Remote - Medical Coder, with CPS or CCS and/or RHIT or RHIA Certifications, to join our talented Acute Care HIMS Coding Team. We would like you to ideally have a RHIT certification with denial appeal letter writing and post pay audit experience. Our team is specialized in what they do. We are looking for someone that has experience in coding inpatient accounts and outpatient would be a plus. Our team does a great job to foster authentic relationships with other departments to create a partnership for our patients benefit. The team consist of six people at this time. The productivity for this team is to do 5 appeals a day with a 50% overturn rate of denials. In most of our Coding roles, there is a Coding Assessment given after each successful interview. Banner Health provides your equipment when hired. You will be fully supported in training for anywhere from 1 month+ according to individual need, with continued support throughout your career here! This is a fully remote position and available if you live in the following states only: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI & WY. The hours are flexible as we have remote Coders across the Nation. Generally, the team works Monday-Friday staggered schedules, 8:30am-5:00PM , with production being the greatest emphasis. Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you'll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care. POSITION SUMMARYThis position evaluates medical records, provides clinical abstracts and assigns appropriate clinical diagnosis and procedure codes in accordance with nationally recognized coding guidelines.CORE FUNCTIONS1. Analyzes medical information from medical records. Accurately codes diagnostic and procedural information in accordance with national coding guidelines and appropriate reimbursement requirements. Consults with medical providers to clarify missing or inadequate record information and to determine appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes. Provides thorough, timely and accurate assignments of ICD and/or CPT4 codes, MS-DRGs, APCs, POAs and reconciliation of charges.2. Abstracts clinical diagnoses, procedure codes and documents other pertinent information obtained from the medical record into the electronic medical records. Seeks out missing information and creates complete records, including items such as disease and procedure codes, point of origin code, discharge disposition, date of surgery, attending physician, consulting physicians, surgeons and anesthesiologists, and appropriate signatures/authorizations. Refers inconsistent patient treatment information/documentation to coding quality analysis, supervisor or individual department for clarification/additional information for accurate code assignment.3. Provides quality assurance for medical records. For all assigned records and/or areas assures compliance with coding rules and regulations according to regulatory agencies for state Medicaid plans, Center for Medicare Services (CMS), Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), as well as company and applicable professional standards.4. As assigned, compiles daily and monthly reports; tabulates data from medical records for research or analysis purposes.5. Works independently under regular supervision. Uses specialized knowledge for accurate assignment of ICD/CPT and MS-DRG codes according to national guidelines. May seek guidance for correct interpretation of coding guidelines and LCDs (Local Coverage Determinations).MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSHigh school diploma/GED or equivalent working knowledge and specialized formal training equivalent to the two year certification course in medical record keeping principles and practices, anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical terminology, standard nomenclature, and classification of diagnoses and operations, or an Associate's degree in a related health care field.Must demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding of ICD and CPT coding principles as recommended by the American Health Information Management Association coding competencies, and as normally demonstrated by certification by the American Academy of Professional Coders. Six months providing coding services within a broad range of health care facilities. Must be able to achieve an acceptable accuracy rate on the coding test administered by the hiring facility according to pre-established company standards.Must be able to work effectively with common office software and coding software and abstracting systems.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Professional Coder (CPC) in an active status or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) with American Health Information Management Association or American Academy of Professional Coders is preferred. Will consider experience in lieu of certification/degree.Additional related education and/or experience preferred. EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans Our organization supports a drug-free work environment. Privacy Policy

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