Medical Coder

Industry

Medical and Nursing

Advert ID

USA_469309

Valid City, State or Zip Code

Hot Springs

Job Type

Temporary

Hours

Full-Time

Salary Range

Based on Experience

No. of Openings

1

Branch Information

Covington VA 431 West Main Street Suite A VA Covington , Virginia 24426

Branch Phone Number

540-962-5855

Job Description

Accountable for conversion of diagnoses and treatment procedures into codes using an international classification of diseases. Assigns physician and procedures charges as appropriate, utilizing accurate CPT and modifier usage. Ensures that records are coded in a timely and accurate manner.



Details



Ensures that records are coded within 48 hours of discharge, excluding weekends and holidays.

Reviews charts thoroughly to ascertain all diagnoses/procedures.

Contacts responsible physician in a professional, tactful manner, if diagnosis is not available on chart.

Meets quality standard of having 100% of correct physician level assignment as supported by provider documentation.

Refers chart to Director, if there is a question regarding diagnoses/codes.

Utilizes computerized coding and abstracting equipment.

Codes all diagnoses/procedures in accordance to ICD-10-CM coding principles.

Meets quality standards of having 95% of principal diagnoses and procedures appropriately and/or coded.

Maintains the number of DRG/coding changes below the 3% quarterly per PRO threshold.

Stays current with changes in coding requirements. Follows coding guidelines and legal requirements to ensure compliance with Federal and State regulations.

Requirements



Previous health care work preferred.

Certified Coder from accredited entity required;

RHIT or RHIA certification preferred.

Ability to work with physicians in a collaborative manner.

Job Type: Full-time



Experience:



Medical Coding: 1 year (Preferred)