Inpatient Coder III

  • MaineHealth
  • Scarborough, ME, USA
  • Jan 05, 2021

Job Description

Summary

**Remote, sign-on bonus eligible**
  • Position Summary
    • This the third level of a 4-tier career path. Under the general direction of the Inpatient Coding Manager or Director, this position is responsible for the accurate assignment of ICD-9-CM diagnostic and procedural codes (ICD-10-CM/PCS) for inpatient records; abstracting to determine accuracy and completeness of the inpatient record, utilizing the 3M Coding Reimbursement/Epic System to compile data and related work assigned. Coding staff in this position are able to code encounters of multiple specialties, as well as mentor and train other coding levels. This position is differentiated from the Coder II level by the skill and independence to handle           complex inpatient coding scenarios. Data reported is used to meet licensure requirements, statistical purposes and reimbursement purposes.
**Weekend shifts - Every Sunday and Saturday with other days during the week to make 40 hours**  
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Associates Degree in Health Information Management and/or Bachelors' Degree in Health Information Management, or other science-based degree such as nursing preferred.
    • License/Certifications: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Nurse (RN), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) required.
    • Experience: Minimum of  1-2 years' experience as an inpatient coder at an acute care or academic teaching facility required or successful completion of inpatient coding apprenticeship program.
    • Proficiencies: Advanced coding skills and knowledge of revenue cycle, billing systems, EPIC Electronic Health Record and 3M Encoder, ICD-10 training, Computer Assisted Coding software (CAC); effective communication to serve as a knowledge resource and mentor on coding and compliance issues.  Demonstrates ability to work effectively and collaboratively with Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (CDIS) and other healthcare professionals.
    • Specialized Knowledge:  Comprehensive knowledge of disease processes, clinical science, anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology, pathology and laboratory medicine; knowledge of ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines, as well as ICD-10 training, for Coding and Reporting, AHA Coding Clinic and CMS regulations.
  Current MaineHealth employees not eligible for the sign on bonus. Must be separated from MaineHealth system for 3 months to be eligible.