Inpatient Coder

Job Locations US-NJ-Newark
Banner Position Number
H96730
ID
2022-11659
Category
Health Information Management
Type
Regular Full-Time
Salary Range
TC2850: $35.74 - $36.24 - $37.33

Responsibilities

The primary purpose of the Inpatient Coder position is to review hospital inpatient medical records and assign ICD-10 diagnosis codes and procedure codes that accurately reflect the reason for admission and patient acuity. Follows established hospital inpatient coding guidelines and utilizes Coding Clinic and other resources to ensure compliance with national coding guidelines.

Qualifications

One (1) to two (2) years’ of satisfactory performance as an Inpatient Coder or Apprentice Inpatient Coder using ICD-10 required. Must obtain a Certified Coding Specialist certification within two (2) years of employment in this position, and must maintain this certification. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, Coding Clinic, POA, query guidelines required. Knowledge of CMS, Medicaid and third-party payer coding, billing and compliance regulations required. Experience and/or use of an encoder (Clintegrity 360) and Epic electronic health record required. Must have the ability to balance multiple and changing priorities. Must be able to read, write and speak English and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be detail oriented, accurate, organized, and work well independently. Must have a working knowledge of computers and be able to navigate the internet. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially with the use of Excel, Outlook, and shared files as daily tools. May be required to work evenings and/or weekends.

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