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Inpatient Coder

Company: Accuity
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


Job Type
Full-time, Part-time

Description
Accuity was founded in 2016 with the goal of reinventing the Clinical Documentation Process through MD case review, and MD to MD education. Over the last six years, we have experienced rapid growth and are excited to continue in growing our team nationwide. Learn more about us at www.accuityhealthcare.com
The Coder will evaluate inpatient medical records and accurately assign the appropriate ICD-10 CM/PCS codes and relevant DRGs. The Coder must be proficient in the identification and assignment of all diagnoses, procedures, and treatments within accordance of nationally recognized coding guidelines.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Adhere to and maintain required levels of performance in both coding accuracy and productivity
  • Appropriate assignment ICD-10 CM/PCS codes
  • Appropriate assignment of MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs using an encoder/grouper
  • Abstract data in accordance with client specifications (i.e., discharge disposition, performing MD, SPARCs)
  • Perform coding duties as appropriate according to pre-determined schedules
  • Record charts final coded and other relevant tracking information daily as needed
  • Provide documentation feedback to Providers, DRG Team and Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (CDIS) as needed; queries physicians when appropriate
  • Maintain up-to-date coding knowledge by reviewing materials disseminated/recommended by the Physician Staff, DRG Team, Coding and CDI leadership
  • Participate in Coding department meetings and educational events as assigned
  • Maintain a collegial working relationship with the DRG Team, CDIS partners, and Providers
  • Must be able to accept coaching, training, and education on a routine basis as needed
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
    Requirements

    Education:
    • Minimum HS Diploma or GED required
    • A.A.S in Medical Coding preferred
      Experience:
      • Minimum 3 years of Inpatient medical coding experience (hospital, facility, etc.)
      • ICD-10 experience required.
      • Experience in DRG Assignment
        Licensure and/or Credentials:
        • Coding credential required from AHIMA/AAPC (RHIA, RHIT, CCS and/or CPC)
          Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
          • Ability to use various EMR systems
          • Ability to research coding questions and utilize Accuity's internal educational resources
          • Ability to use a PC in a Windows environment, including MS Word
          • Independent, focused individual able to work remotely or on-site

Keywords: Accuity, Anchorage , Inpatient Coder, Other , Anchorage, Alaska

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