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Inpatient Coder - Pool

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Galloway, NJ 08201
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AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Galloway, NJ



REQ_NUM: 07-31031

Department: Health Information Mgmt Mainld

Hours Per Week 0.01

Holidays Required? No

Job Category: Billing/Insurance

Location: Galloway

Weekends Required? No

Minimum Qualifications:
* High school diploma required.
* Minimum 5 years inpatient acute care coding experience (recent hands-on production) experience required.
* AHIMA Certification -- CCS required
The role of the Coder Inpatient Level III is to interact extensively with the physician and others members of the health care team to facilitate the improvement in the overall quality, completeness and accuracy of medical record documentation. This will support the appropriate clinical picture and level of severity of the patient while providing accurate and complete information that is utilized in the medical record and core measure abstraction and coding process to obtain appropriate reimbursement. This position will also be responsible for coordinating and providing education to all physicians and other clinicians related to compliant documentation responsibilities and coding and abstraction issues. This position will identify opportunities for documentation improvement to ensure accuracy and completeness of documentation used for measuring and reporting physician and hospital outcomes (e.g. patient safety indicators (PSI) and hospital acquired conditions (HAC). The Coder Inpatient Level III will collaborate as necessary with other disciplines as necessary to communicate these opportunities for referral to the appropriate performance improvement committee for resolution. This position will primarily review inpatient medical records using nationally recognized guidelines assure accurate and complete documentation of diagnoses and procedures and DRG assignment. The Coder Inpatient Level III will demonstrate understanding of complications, co-morbidities, severity of illness, risk of mortality, case mix index, MS-DRG, APR-DRG, secondary diagnosis, and risk-adjustment methodologies, and impact of procedures on the final DRG .
EDUCATION: High School diploma required. Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Technology preferred. RHIA preferred. Successful completion of a college based coding program or college based coding certificate program preferred (AHIMA-approved preferred).
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required.
Knowledge of Core Measures, HAC, and AHRQ PSI/Harm Measures preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years inpatient acute care coding (recent hands on production) experience required. Proficiency in Clinical and Business Applications preferred at time of hire; incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then skill will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.

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Coder Inpatient Level III

Demonstrates the technical competencies as established on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.

This active position requires the ability to work in a busy patient care area. Near visual acuity, long periods of visually examining documents and electronic files, and skilled use of multiple computer applications required. The Health Data Integrity Specialist works independently and autonomously with minimal supervision. Critical thinking and strong customer services skills required and manage daily work duties accurately and efficiently
The essential functions for this position are listed on the Assessment and Evaluation Tool.

This position reports to department leadership.
The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.


Posted: 2022-11-11 Expires: 2022-12-13

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