Cherokee Nation Businesses

Title: Inpatient Remote Medical Coder Nationwide (Temporary)

Location: San Antonio US-TX US

Job Description:

Inpatient Remote Medical Coder – Nationwide (Temporary)

Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services’ business consultants are experts in providing comprehensive advisory and assistance and health care solutions for hospitals, clinics, and military treatment facilities throughout the United States and Guam. CNHS has leveraged mission-critical demand with results-driven excellence for the past 10 years, and continue to do so. CNHS and its partners can provide robust solutions for your evolving needs.

As a tribal 8(a), SBA certified firm, and an unlimited sole source provider to customers, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise at our disposal. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNHS’s strong financial support, extensive past performance history and emphasis on quality management expertise allows the company to offer a truly unique value proposition to support any size client base. Large or small, federal or commercial, we are responsive to the mission at hand. CNHS serves customers in more than 27 states and three countries.

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INPATIENT MEDICAL CODER SUMMARY: Responsible for assignment of accurate ICD codes for diagnoses and procedures. Medical Severity – Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG) is automatically assigned by the grouper software) for inpatient stays. Inpatient coders may also be responsible for the assignment of accurate ICD diagnoses, current procedural terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), modifiers, and quantities from medical record documentation (paper or electronic) for inpatient professional services (a.k.a, rounds or IBWA encounters). Trains and educates MTF staff on coding issues and plays a significant role in coding compliance activities.

Medical Inpatient Medical Coder

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Position requires excellent computer/communication skills for provider and staff interactions.
  • Knowledge of anatomy/physiology and disease process, medical terminology, coding guidelines (inpatient), documentation requirements, familiarity with medications and reimbursement guidelines; and encoder experience.
  • Candidate must have ability to handle multiple projects and appropriately prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

Supervisory/Management Authority

  • This position will not have supervisory authority.

Education and/or Experience

  • Education/Certification. The following are recognized certifications: Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), and Certified Coder Specialist (CCS) are acceptable for inpatient coders. An institution recognized by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) must accredit education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A minimum of three years inpatient coding experience within the last five years is required. Two year of experience may be qualifying if the two years were in a military treatment facility.
  • Inpatient facility experience should encompass different medical specialties (i.e. Family Practice, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, OB/GYN, etc.) that utilize ICD, E&M, CPT, and HCPCS codes. Ancillary specialties (PT/OT, Radiology, Lab, Nutrition, etc.) that usually do NOT use E&M codes do not count as qualifying experience.
  • Additionally, coding, auditing and training exclusively for specialties such as home health will not be considered as qualifying experience.
  • Coding experience limited to making codes conform to specific payer requirements for the business office (insurance billing, accounts receivable) is not a qualifying factor.