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Inpatient Coder Advanced

Company: Danbury Health Systems
Location: Rhinebeck
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

$5000 Sign On Bonus!

Remote Work Available in NY, CT, SC, NC, FL, NH

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations.


SUMMARY: Appropriately analyzes and codes complex inpatient records for facility. Position requires high-level expertise in coding and documentation guidelines, coding clinics, and knowledge of MS DRGs, CC/MCC for appropriate reimbursement and compliance.


* Performs ICD-10-CM diagnostic and ICD-10 PCS procedural coding to maintain an accurate database & ensure accurate coding at minimum accuracy rate of 95%
* Competent in the utilization of an electronic medical record, and computerized coding/abstracting systems
* Applies knowledge of diagnosis related group assignment, official Coding guidelines, comorbidity/complication coding, Hospital acquired conditions, accurate present on admission assignment, and current American Hospital Association coding clinic guidance
* Effectively and professionally communicates with providers to clarify documentation in order to assign accurate diagnoses and procedures in order to calculate the appropriate diagnosis related group and severity of illness/risk of mortality
* Ability to code using either 3M encoder or ICD-10-CM/ICD10 PCS codebook
* Mentors and trains junior coders.
* Performs audits as assigned by the coding manager.
* Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the impact of coding decisions on revenue cycle, including the ability to assist in appealing payer denials.
* Responds to all business office questions regarding diagnoses and procedures in a timely manner.
* May assist as needed in other coding areas
* Attends and participates in required hospital education programs in order to maintain and enhance their coding skills and stay abreast of changes in codes, coding guidelines and regulations
* Maintains certified coding credentials in accordance with the certified coding requirements and demonstrates annual compliance
* Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position


* Certified Coding Specialist (AHIMA), or Certified Inpatient Coder (AAPC)
* Specialized training in medical terminology, ICD-10-CM/ICD-10 PCS coding. Ability to decipher operative reports, medication orders & various medical records in the appropriate selection of codes. Experience in acute care coding inpatient records.
* Five years demonstrated coding experience in appropriate application of coding and documentation guidelines
* Course work in Anatomy and Physiology and knowledge of CPT codes preferred
* HS Graduate or Equivalent

Location: Vassar Brothers Medical CenterWork Type: Full-TimeStandard Hours: 40.00Work Shift: 8-hour shift between 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday thru FridayDepartment: Health Information ManagementEOE, including disability/vets.We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities.

Keywords: Danbury Health Systems, Danbury , Inpatient Coder Advanced, Other , Rhinebeck, Connecticut

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