The Accredited Clinical Coder is responsible for coding and abstracting Hospital Outpatient and Inpatient medical records according to nationally and locally recognized guidelines to ensure accurate coded and abstracted data and reimbursement. Keeps abreast of coding guidelines, regulations, and reimbursement reporting requirements. Ability to consistently meet/exceed productivity and quality standards as established in employment agreement. Educates physicians and other clinicians regarding proper documentation practices to more accurately reflect the acuity, severity, and occurrence of events. Assists with developing coding policies and guidelines for the organization. Participates in the auditing and monitoring practices for coding for the organization.
Must possess and maintain one of the following AHIMA credentials: RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P or the following AAPC credential: CPC-H. A minimum of 2 years coding experience required. An Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management or other Allied Health field is preferred. Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and disease processes. Experience with 3M Coding and Reimbursement system is preferred. Previous coder experience in a Health Information Management department is preferred.
This position is able to work from home or in our Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MI. To work from home, associate must have high speed internet access. A remote position may require a 5-7 day on-site training and orientation to department and the organization.