Hospital Coder III Remote- FT

  • University of Mississippi Medical Center
  • Jackson, MS 39216
  • Mar 19, 2021
Healthcare IT

Job Description

We want to ensure that the application process is smooth and efficient and recommend the following tips: Prior to applying, please provide all of your applicable experience and education relevant to the job requirements. Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process. Applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted. All online assessments are completed online.  After you submit an application, if an assessment is required, an email with instructions to complete the assessment will be sent to you. In the event you need access to a computer, please consider visiting the WIN Job Center or your local library. Once you apply, we will review your qualifications and contact you if we would like to discuss your application. Due to the large volume of applications that we receive, we are unable to personally respond to all applicants. Please feel free to check the status of your application via your Candidate Profile. Thank you, Human Resources Important Applications Instructions: Please complete this application in entirety by providing all of your work experience, education and certifications/ license.  You will be unable to edit/add/change your application once it is submitted. Job Requisition ID: R00011391 Job Category: Health System Organization: Rev Cycle - HIM Outpt Coding Location/s: Main Campus Jackson Job Title: Hospital Coder III Remote- FT Job Summary: To collaborate as an expert coder in the review of complex ambulatory surgery and complex inpatient account medical documentation provided by physicians and other providers in order to obtain detailed information regarding disease, injuries, and other procedures and translate this information into numeric codes. Assign and sequence diagnostic and procedure codes in accordance with nationally required coding systems. Audit accounts as an expert coder auditing every patient class. May perform other duties as assigned. Education & Experience Associates degree or equivalent experience may be substituted for educational requirement. Five (5) years of direct inpatient multispecialty coding experience required.  CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED: One of the following certifications is required: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certified Professional Coders (CPC) Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge of electronic coding systems.  Knowledge of electronic health record.  Proficient in the use of personal computers and related software applications.  Proficient in the use of email application such as Outlook for email and scheduling purposes.  Demonstrated ability to perform and maintain working relationships within the department and across all business units to foster a team environment. Effective written and verbal communication skills required.  Proficient knowledge in Microsoft office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word & Outlook).  Demonstrated ability to research and use available resources.  Independent, focused and able to work independently and follow written instructions.  Demonstrated ability to use coding guidelines to assign correct codes with minimal supervision.  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Knowledge of medical terminology • Knowledge of billing CPT and ICD coding required • Ability to pay attention to detail • Ability to provide a pleasant and welcoming appearance to all with which you come in contact • Ability to read, write, type, and follow oral and written directions • Ability to work independently to effectively and efficiently perform assigned duties • Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills, pleasant attitude and proven ability to work effectively with others RESPONSIBILITIES: Quality:  Assign correct codes in accordance with coding guidelines and accepted ethical principles of coding. Quantity: Enter data accurately that meets productivity standards. Monitor un-coded accounts and prioritize appropriately. Report coding/charging issues to leadership. Understand and apply updated coding guidelines to include study of quarterly Coding Clinic and CPT Assist.   Work coding denials and edits to resolve claims issues.   Research regulations and determine proper usage of new and revised codes. Make recommendations to leadership for change based upon code edits. Educates and trains employees in all aspects of code processing for successful outcomes in revenue and quality.  Works with Revenue Cycle to identify and correct claim issues as they relate to coding. Audits accounts to include ambulatory accounts with complex procedures; audits inpatient accounts with complex diagnoses and procedures Ability to formulate a more complex query in order to obtain clarification from caregivers and physicians to obtain clarifying documentation to support reportable diagnoses. Collaborates with CDI in all aspects of supporting documentation for accurate coding of records.   Demonstrate excellent communication in writing and in person.  Troubleshoot and test with departments to include EPIC and 3M or future applicable software to aid in accomplishing department and hospital goals. Demonstrative effective communication and response using systems available to both the Hospital Coder and management through telephone and email communication. Demonstrate effective use of required software in the remote setting. Demonstrate rapid on-site relocation in the event of failure of equipment or services remotely are not sufficient to accomplish job duties.  THE DUTIES LISTED ARE GENERAL IN NATURE AND ARE EXAMPLES OF THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES PERFORMED AND ARE NOT MEANT TO BE CONSTRUED AS EXCLUSIVE OR ALL INCLUSIVE. MANAGEMENT RETAINS THE RIGHT TO ADD OR CHANGE DUTIES AT ANY TIME. Environmental and Physical Demands: Requires no exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, no handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, occasional working hours beyond regularly scheduled  hours, occasional travelling to offsite locations, frequent activities subject to significant volume changes of a seasonal/clinical nature, constant work produced is subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, occasional bending, occasional lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds, occasional lifting/carrying up to 25 pounds, no lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds, no lifting/carrying up to 75 pounds, no lifting/carrying up to100 pounds, no lifting/carrying 100 pounds or more, occasional climbing, no crawling, occasional crouching/stooping, occasional driving, no kneeling,occasional pushing/pulling, frequent reaching, frequent sitting,frequent standing,occasional twisting, and frequent walking.  (Occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more) Time Type: Full time FLSA Designation/Job Exempt: No Pay Class: Hourly FTE %: 100 Work Shift: Benefits Eligibility: Job Posting Date: 01/15/2021 Job Closing Date (open until filled if no date specified): Apply Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time R00011391 About Us About Us The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), headquartered in Jackson, is the state's only academic medical center. Here, we work to improve the lives of Mississippians through our three missions of education, research, and health care. Education: UMMC includes seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies, population health, and pharmacy. (The School of Pharmacy is headquartered on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford.) Enrollment in all programs is more than 3,000 students. Research: From world-renowned studies on heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension to advanced treatment for cancer and a human physiology simulation program used by NASA, researchers at UMMC are unraveling the diseases that affect Mississippians, while creating new, high-tech jobs and injecting tens of millions of dollars annually into the state's economy. Health Care: UMMC provides a wide-range of patient care programs. At our main campus in Jackson, in addition to outpatient clinics, we offer a women and infant’s hospital and a critical care hospital along with University Hospital, plus the state’s only: Children’s hospital (Batson Children’s Hospital) Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) Heart, kidney, liver, and pancreas transplant programs Level 1 trauma center Adult and pediatric congenital heart programs Children’s cancer care program We also care for Mississippians statewide with community hospitals UMMC Grenada, UMMC Holmes County, plus pediatric clinics in Tupelo, Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast. In addition, our Center for Telehealth offers specialized care remotely, through online video chat technology, at more than two hundred locations throughout the state. EEO Statement: The University of Mississippi Medical Center provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The Medical Center complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Office of the Director, Employee Relations, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505. Follow Us