Coder II Inpatient Coding at HonorHealth

Location: Remote, US
| Full-time
HonorHealth

Title: Coder II Inpatient Coding – Remote Work From Home

Location: United States

Job Description

Overview

HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 12,300 employees, 3,700 affiliated physicians and 3,100 volunteers.

HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve.

As a community healthcare system, we have a unique responsibility to keep our facilities as safe as possible to protect our patients and team members. With this in mind, we require all new hires to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before their start date and be scheduled for their second dose. New hires who choose to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine only need one dose to fulfill this requirement. Reasonable accommodations will be considered.

Responsibilities

Job Summary

  • Assigns and sequences ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCs codes through review of Inpatient or Outpatient clinical documentation and diagnostic results as appropriate for billing, internal and external reporting, research, and regulatory compliance. Codes complex accounts which requires advanced expertise in coding subject matters.
  • Inpatient: Assigns and sequences ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS diagnostic and procedural codes for inpatient accounts within HonorHealth. Reviews physician documentation & coding for appropriateness & accuracy in accordance to Medicare and American Medical Association (AMA) coding guidelines. Utilizes electronic medical record and computer-assisted coding (CAC) software. Codes complex accounts. Assigns DRGs as applicable.
  • Outpatient: Assigns and sequences ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCs diagnostic and procedural codes for multiple outpatient accounts such as (same day surgery, endoscopy, ED/Trauma, breast health, or other more complex patient type) within HonorHealth. Reviews physician documentation & coding for appropriateness & accuracy in accordance to Medicare and American Medical Association (AMA) coding guidelines. Utilizes electronic medical record and computer-assisted coding (CAC) software. Codes complex accounts. Addresses NCCI, OCE, LCD, and other applicable coding edits.
  • Inpatient/Outpatient: Complies with system-wide coding practices to meet corporate compliance guidelines and to ensure appropriate and effective reimbursement with Patient Financial Services, medical staff and various departments. Reviews and analyzes medical records for accurate code selection.
  • Inpatient/Outpatient: Maintains query communication with providers to ensure timely notification of identified documentation issues that may impact revenue or compliance.
  • Inpatient: Assists Patient Financial Services with interpretation of codes and /or other information requested for accurate billing and reimbursement. Possesses knowledge and understanding of failed bill parameters
  • Outpatient: Assists Patient Financial Services with interpretation of codes and /or other information requested for accurate billing and reimbursement. Possesses knowledge and understanding of failed bill parameters. Performs outpatient charge validation/ reconciliation to ensure all submitted charges are posted timely and balance with total submitted charges. Assigns charges as applicable.
  • Resolves routine coding issues/problems and appropriately seeks assistance from Coding Supervisor.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of issues/problems and other such activities.
  • Participates in continuing education activities to enhance knowledge, skills, and keep credentials current.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED Required

Experience
2 years Inpatient:

  • Two years experience in coding complex inpatient accounts including extended length of stay and extensive surgical and or medical accounts.

Outpatient:

  • Two years experience in coding complex outpatient accounts which may include: Extensive emergency department trauma, newborn, obstetrics, day surgery, and observation.

Required

Licenses and Certifications
Inpatient:

  • CCS (Certified Coding Specialist), or
  • CIC (Certified Inpatient Coder), or
  • RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician), or
  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)

Outpatient:

  • CPC-H (Certified Professional Coder – Hospital Outpatient), or
  • CPC (Certified Professional Coder), or
  • COC (Certified Outpatient Coder), or
  • CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist-Phys Based) or,
  • CCS (Certified Coding Specialist), or
  • RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician), or
  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)

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