Inpatient Medical Coder II at Boston Medical Center

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Boston Medical Center

Inpatient Medical Coder II

  • Remote
  • Full Time
  • 14925

Description

Assigns appropriate codes to reflect all diagnoses and procedures extrapolated from physician and appropriate provider documentation during a patient encounter according to the most current coding methodologies, including ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS resulting in appropriate reimbursement. Abstracts required data to input into the Medical Center’s computerized data base. Converts all patient visits and encounters into appropriate DRG (Diagnosis-related group) MSDRG, APR DRG assignments in order to correctly submit the optimal reimbursement for each patient encounter coded.

  • 3 years inpatient coding experience in a level 1 Trauma, Teaching Facility.
  • Level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through completion of an Associate’s Degree in Health Information, Medical Records or similar program. An equivalent combination of education and experience, which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility, may be substituted for the stated education and experience requirements.
  • Requires inpatient CCS, RHIT or RHIA credentials from AHIMA
  • CCS coding credential requires inpatient coding experience before taking exam
  • RHIT and RHIA must have associate’s and bachelor’s degree respectively before taking exam.

Preferred: Insurance Billing Specialist certificate or Certificate in Medical Coding

  • Work requires in-depth knowledge of medical terminology, ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 Coding conventions and knowledge of the various DRG systems (CMS DRGs, AP-DRG, and APR-DRGs). Work also requires basic concepts of human anatomy, physiology and pathology.
  • Experience with ICD-10 for diagnoses and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of health records, computer systems, Microsoft applications, data integrity, and processing techniques required.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to multi-task, prioritize essential tasks, follow-through and meet timelines.
  • Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to solve problems appropriately using job knowledge and current policies/procedures.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with members of the healthcare delivery team and staff, ability to handle frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in workload and work schedule and to respond quickly to urgent requests.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of all personal/health sensitive information and ensure compliance of HIPAA rules and regulations

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