Coder Employment Entity
Location FRANKLIN, TN (Coder Employment Entity)
Department HIIM - Corporate Coding S
Field Health Information Mgmt
Community Health Systems is a leading operator of general acute care hospitals and outpatient care centers in communities across the United States. CHS affiliates own, lease or operate 84 affiliated hospitals in 16 states with an aggregate of approximately 13,000 licensed beds. Healthcare services are also provided in more than 1,000 outpatient sites of care including affiliated physician practices, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, imaging centers, cancer centers, and ambulatory surgery centers.
As a member of the HIM Central Services coding float pool, provides Inpatient coding assistance for all HIM Central Services supported CHS hospitals. Competent in all coding systems and patient type complexities with proven ability to meet quality and productivity objectives. Reviews patient records and assigns accurate codes for each diagnosis and procedure. Applied knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology. Demonstrates data quality and integrity skills.
This individual will be required to make independent decisions regarding accurate ICD-10-CM & PCS code assignments which will play a key role in determining the reimbursement potential of CHS with adherence to compliant coding standards and corporate policies developed to ensure accurate billing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Performs remote coding for CHS hospitals via scanned medical records and abstracts via access to hospital abstracting system as part of a corporate coding organization.
Member of coding pool with flex assignments to assist with backlog, coder time off coverage, and meeting of unbilled objective.
Primarily codes inpatient records and may have experience in outpatient coding
Submit queries to providers for documentation clarification to include diagnosis clarification based on clinical indicators and coding specificity requirements
Consults the Manager, Corporate Coding or other available resources and works out difficult codes and/or coding problems.
Attends coding education as scheduled.
Other duties may be assigned
Maintains productivity levels set forth by Community Health Systems while maintaining a 95% coding accuracy rate.
-High School Education or GED
-ICD-10-CM & PCS
-Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management or related field
-Knowledge of related prospective payment systems, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology
-Broad knowledge of pharmacology indications for drug usage and related adverse reactions
2 years’ acute care hospital inpatient coding experience
Coding complex cardiac and neuroscience procedures
CIC, CCS, RHIA, or RHIT
Computer Skills Required:
Experience with virtual desktop image, electronic medical record systems, encoding systems as well as word processing and spreadsheet software
In order to successfully perform this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the following are outlined below:
The Employee is required to read, review, prepare and analyze written data and figures, using a PC or similar, and should possess visual acuity.
The Employee may be required to occasionally climb, push, stand, walk, reach, grasp, kneel, stoop, and/or perform repetitive motions.
The Employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and; therefore, job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found within general office, home-based office or administrative work.