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MEDICAL RECORDS CODER 2 PRN

METHODIST HEALTH SYSTEM

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

3

PRN

Flex

Flex hours

METHODIST HEALTH SYSTEM
1441 N. BECKLEY AVENUE PO BOX 655999 DALLAS, TX 75265-5999

Your Job: 
In this highly technical, fast-paced, and challenging position, you'll collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to provide the very best care for our patients. The Coder II classifies and abstracts inpatients / outpatient diagnoses and procedures which are assigned appropriate ICD10-CM, ICD 10 PC and/or CPT codes for optimal reimbursement. Establishes an accurate database for case mix indices and for statistical reporting and trend analysis. The Coder II is proficient in coding DRG based records as well as all other payers. 

Your Job Requirements:

  • High school Diploma or Equivalent required
  • Must have completed a certified coding program
  • Prefer an associate degree in Health Information Technology
  • RHIA, RHIT, or CCS preferred
  • Anatomy and Physiology with completion of an approved coding program (i.e. AHIMA certification, AAPC)
  • ICD-10 coding training required
  • Coding experience in an acute care setting with experience using an encoder
  • 1 Year work experience preferred

Your Job Responsibilities:

  • Identifies principal and secondary diagnosis and procedure codes on inpatients, ambulatory care, emergency room and ancillary outpatient records
  • Follows inpatient guidelines, reference and standards to contribute to the efficiency and productivity performance of the coding area.
  • Follows emergency room record guidelines, reference and standards to contribute to the efficiency and productivity performance of the coding area
  • Follows day surgery/wound care and observation guidelines, references and standards to contribute to the efficiency and productivity performance of the coding area
  • Abstracts pertinent information into mainframe database for reimbursement, management, reporting and medical staff credentialing
  • Expands job-related knowledge and skills to improve performance and adjust to changes or process improvement recommendation
  • Coordinates the billing process through interactions with medical staff physicians, Medical staff office personnel, business office and health information management staff.
  • Interact with Coder III in substantiating appropriate DRG code assignment
  • Assists with coding request for information via other departments
  • Assists with retrieval and questions regarding incomplete records for physicians
  • Assists with training of new employees, students and volunteers as needed
  • Performing locator audits
  • Providing technical and clerical support whenever and wherever needed
 
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Dallas-based Methodist Health System has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the fastest-growing health systems in the U.S. Over the past decade, our nonprofit health system has tripled in size. Ten hospitals proudly carry the Methodist name as part of Methodist Health System or through joint-venture affiliations. Soon our 11th hospital will open in Midlothian. Our wholly owned, full-service facilities and physician organization include Methodist Dallas, Methodist Charlton, Methodist Mansfield, and Methodist Richardson Medical Centers; Methodist Campus for Continuing Care; and Methodist Medical Group, the physician organization affiliated with Methodist Health System. We're proud to be the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network in Texas, where we collaborate with a national leader in healthcare to improve the delivery of care through shared medical knowledge and research. Professionals thrive at Methodist, which is why we've earned:

  • A Best Place to Work 15 years running by the Dallas Business Journal
  • 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker's Hospital Review eight years in a row.
  • In 2018, ranked No. 2 Top Hospitals and Health Systems in America by DiversityInc.
  • Methodist Health System believes its greatest asset is the team members in our organization that values and encourages diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our organization. These are our guiding principles:

    Mission:

    To improve and save lives through compassionate quality health care.

    Vision for the Future

    To be the trusted provider of integrated quality health care in North Texas.

    Core Values

    Methodist Health System core values reflect our historic commitment to Christian concepts of life and learning:


    Servant Heart - compassionately putting others first
    Hospitality - offering a welcoming and caring environment
    Innovation - courageous creativity and commitment to quality
    Noble - unwavering honesty and integrity
    Enthusiasm - celebration of individual and team accomplishment
    Skillful - dedicated to learning and excellence

    We know that employees who are happy, healthy, and fulfilled take better care of patients. We also know that caring for our employees as individuals makes us a better organization. Our benefits include:

    • Medical plan choices
    • Pharmacy coverage
    • Dental and vision plans
    • AD&D insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Flexible spending account
    • Paid time off
    • Extended illness benefits
    • Wellness program
    • Weight management, tobacco cessation, and prenatal programs
    • Basic and volunteer life insurance
    • Short-term and long-term disability
    • Retirement plans with matched contributions
    • Leave of absence
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Adoption assistance
    • Employee discounts
    • And more.