Senior Coder

  • University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Apr 09, 2021
Full Time Healthcare IT

Job Description

EMPLOYER PAID PENSION PLAN OF 29.25% OF YOUR ANNUAL SALARY! GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE! THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE IS REQUIRED TO WORK ON-SITE   Position Summary: Responsible for accurate and timely assignment of ICD 10 CM/PCS and HCPCS/CPT codes, payment group classification assignment and data abstraction for reimbursement purposes and statistical information reporting on all Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency Medicine, Ancillary and Diagnostics records, and/or any other patient records for which HIM Department performs coding services.   Job Requirement Education/Experience: Equivalent to graduation from high school and three (3) years of coding experience in a health care setting and one (1) year HCC coding in Medicare experience. Licensing/Certification Requirements: Positions in this class require possession of one or more of the following: - Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) - Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) - Registered Health Information Technician(RHIT)  Additional and/or Preferred Position Requirements Inpatient coding experience including assigning DRGs, ICD-10-PCS, etc. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements Knowledge of: Code sets including CPT, HCPCS, ICD 9-CM, ICD10-CM/PCS, and Medicare hospital and IPPS coding, physician outpatient coding, and reimbursement regulations and MS-DRG classification structure; current healthcare based technology, coding, and Electronic Health Record (EHR) practices; coding guidelines; revenue cycle workflows (charges/charge master, code edits, auditing, denials management, and document improvement); departmental policies and procedures; medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease process and minor surgical procedures; laws, codes, rules and regulations governing area of assignment; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures. Skill in: Coding and maintaining department specific quality standards and meet productivity standards as documented by the department and organization; reviewing and abstracting information; data collection, manipulation and retrieval; reviewing and checking documents to ensure completeness and accuracy; meeting strict productivity standards; concentrating for long periods of time while dealing with distractions; reporting inconsistencies and discrepancies with established standards and guidelines; using 3M 360 or similar integrated encoder computer assisted coding systems; Webex; running queries; reviewing denials; preparing technical reports; paying attention to detail and accuracy; handling patient and organizational information in a confidential manner; using computers and related software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard equipment, sit and retain concentration for extended periods of time, vision to read printed materials and VDT screens, and hearing and speech to communicate effectively in-person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or an eligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.  #LI-MH1

Employment Type

Full Time