Charge Coding Specialist - Remote

Tenet Healthcare

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Description

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As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 local regions nationwide. We help our clients strengthen their financial and clinical performance, serve their communities and succeed at the business of healthcare. Conifer Health helps organizations transition from volume to value-based care, enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience and improve quality, cost and access to healthcare. Are you ready to be part of our solutions?  Welcome to the company that gives you the resources and incentives to redefine healthcare services, with a competitive benefits package and leadership to take your career to the next step!
 
Conifer Health Solutions is currently hiring for a Charge Coding Specialist!
 
JOB SUMMARY
Responsible for assigning diagnostic and procedural codes to patient charts of moderate to high complexity using ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS or any other designated coding classification system in accordance with coding rules and regulations. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by AHIMA.  Abstracting required clinical information from the medical record. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Others may be assigned.
 
  • Coding: Reviews medical records for the determination of accurate assignment of all documented diagnoses and procedures. Adheres to Standards of Ethical Coding (AHIMA).  
  • Abstracting: Reviews medical records to determine accurate required abstracting elements (facility/client specific elements) including appropriate discharge disposition.
  • Coding Quality: Demonstrates ability to achieve accuracy and consistency in the selection of principal and secondary diagnoses (including MCC & CC) and procedures.  Demonstrates ability to achieve accuracy and consistency in abstracting elements defined by per facility.
  • Goal: Average coding quality standard of =>95% accuracy per monitoring period.
  • Does not meet =<95% accuracy
  • Meets => 95% accuracy
  • Exceeds =>95.01% accuracy Coding Labor Productivity:  Meets and/or exceeds Conifer’s coding productivity guidelines. 
  • Professional Development: Stays current with AHA Official Coding and Reporting Guidelines, CMS and other agency directives for ICD-10-CM and CPT coding.  Attends mandatory coding seminars on annual basis (IPPS and OPPS, ICD-10-CM and CPT updates) for inpatient and outpatient coding.  Quarterly review of AHA Coding Clinic.  Attends Quarterly Coding Updates and all coding conference calls
  • Communicates and resolves coding issues (lacking documentation, physician queries, etc.) for appropriate follow-up and resolution

Qualifications

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KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Proficient in outpatient diagnosis coding guidelines 
  • Proficient in CPT/HCPCS code assignment including Evaluation & Management facility coding guidelines
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position
  • Adept at comparing documentation, code assignment and charge in the financial system for accuracy and completeness and elevating concerns to the appropriate manager
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as required by the duties of the position
  • Ability to concentrate and accomplish tasks with explicit accuracy
  • Ability to use office equipment and automated systems/applications/software at an acceptable level of proficiency
  • Functional knowledge of facility EMR, encoder and other support software

 

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE

Include minimum education, technical training, and/or experience preferred to perform the job.

 

  • One year of experience performing medical record coding in acute care setting preferred
  • High school graduate or equivalent is required 
  • Completion of basic coding course (academic, seminar, workshop or facility-based), including medical terminology and basic anatomy and physiology, or an equivalent combination of education and experience also required

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Required:  AHIMA or AAPC approved credential
     
     

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Primary Location

Washington

Other Locations

North Dakota, Maryland, Missouri, Virginia, Minnesota, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Florida, Vermont, Montana, North Carolina, New Jersey, South Dakota, Nebraska, Michigan, Connecticut, Mississippi, Illinois, South Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Idaho, New York, Arkansas, Tennessee, Rhode Island, Iowa, Colorado, Alabama, Ohio, California, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, New Mexico, Arizona, Georgia, Kansas Full-time Days

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