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Coder II - Relief

Company Name:
PeaceHealth
Req ID:
2033
At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.
Department:
Emergency (3200)
This position is primarily responsible for advanced coding (inpatient, observation and ambulatory surgery records) and the assignment of accurate ICD-9-CM and CPT4 procedural and diagnostic codes, MS-DRG's, POA's, and the abstraction of clinical information. Coder II's must also be capable of coding outpatient, series, and emergency medical records.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Review the medical record to assure specificity of diagnoses and procedures for code assignment that is compliant and provides data and optimal reimbursement for hospital and/or professional charges.
2. Researches and provides education to providers and staff regarding coding and compliance issues utilizing regulatory and medical informational resources.
3. Abstract information from medical records following established methods and procedures.
4. Identify problem documents and works with submitting departments to correct errors.
5. Performs coding, abstracting, and documentation audits.
6. Responds to other departments who use coded information, verifies codes and charges assigned by other departments for accuracy. May enter charge information when appropriate.
7. Understands the requirements for appropriate disclosure of information.
8. Collaborates with clinical staff, documentation specialists, and physicians to assure accurate documentation to enhance hospital case mix index for data capture and reimbursement.
9. Participates in cross regional teams to assist in development of forms and standardized processes and performs audit reviews as outlined by the PeaceHealth Coding Team standards and Organizational Integrity.
10. Maintains communication and relationships with PFS billing and reimbursement staff and management regarding issues affecting coding and charge capture. Instructs coding staff as to regulatory updates.
QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
, High school diploma or equivalent required.
, Successful completion of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology courses required.
, Successful completion of college based coding program.
EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:
, Five years of directly related work experience abstracting and coding inpatient or ambulatory surgery records using ICD-9 CM and CPT-4 coding systems required. Knowledge of acute care and critical access reimbursement requirements.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:
, RHIT (Registered Health Information Technology), RHIA (Registered Health Information Manager) and/or CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) preferred.
OTHER SKILLS:
, Ability to maneuver through multiple computer applications including encoders, abstracting, groupers, EMR and MS Office applications including Excel and Word required.
, Effective written and verbal communication skills.
, Critical thinking and problem solving skills required.
, Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, verbal or diagram form.
, Demonstrated good judgment and decision making skills.
, Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
Location:
Ketchikan, AK
Job Category:
IT/Health Information Management
Shift:
Variable
Shift Length:
Variable
FTE:
0.000001
Work Type:
Per Diem/Relief
Salary range starts at:
$21.64
Required Certifications/Licensure:
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The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.
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Posting Notes: Ketchikan, AK -- IT/Health Information Management -- Per Diem/Relief -- EMERGENCY SVCS
Company Description:
As the premiere health care system in the Northwest, consistent with our mission and heritage, PeaceHealth is known for a healing culture that is patient-centered and family friendly. At PeaceHealth, the fulfillment of our Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family. Join our team of caregivers who serve patients and their families to provide healing care for the mind, body and spirit.

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