Riverside Health System is currently seeking a part-time Inpatient Coder.
Job Summary: This position assigns diagnostic and procedure codes to simple record types up to highly complex record types. Responsible for following all national standards of coding and the Riverside policies and procedures associated with the coding classification schemes (SNOMed, CPT, and ICD10/PCS). Ensures coding compliance; applies all coding guidelines and principles as defined in the Coding Clinic, and leading authorities. Applies transfer rule for correct discharge disposition of records according to established policy. Ensures high quality documentation that is thorough, accurate and complete to ensure accurate reimbursement capture. Reviews charts and entire medical records, assigning ICD codes to each data element. Audits for documentation opportunities and queries clinical staff with CDI to fill in any gaps to clarify confusing, incomplete or conflicting information and obtain any needed additional documentation. Mentor and assist in training of other coders within the department. This position is eligible to work remotely.
Requirements: High School Diploma/GED Required and 2+ years' experience in acute care coding is required. CCS credentials for ICD10/PCS competency must be demonstrated for both new hires and incumbent employees. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in lieu of 1 year of experience. CPC-H, CPC-C, CCS-P, CCA credentials counts for 1 year experience.