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Posted: Sunday, November 5, 2017 4:43 AM

PeaceHealth is seeking a
Coder II : Hospital Coding (Telecommuting) for a
1.0 full time equivalent
Non:Exempt position. This position will be working
Day shift with shift durations of
8 Hours.
Req ID:
Responsible for advanced coding (inpatient, observation and ambulatory surgery records) and the assignment of ICD:10:CM and CPT4 procedural and diagnostic codes, MS:DRG's, POA's, and the abstraction of clinical information. Codes outpatient, series, and emergency medical records.
:Reviews the medical record to assure specificity of diagnoses and procedures for code assignment that is compliant and provides data and optimal reimbursement for hospital and/or professional charges.
:Researches and provides education to providers and staff regarding coding and compliance issues utilizing regulatory and medical informational resources.
:Abstracts information from medical records following established methods and procedures.
:Identifies problem documents and works with submitting departments to correct errors.
:Performs coding, abstracting, and documentation audits.
:Responds to other departments who use coded information, verifies codes and charges assigned by other departments for accuracy. May enter charge information when appropriate.
:Collaborates with clinical staff, documentation specialists, and physicians to assure accurate documentation to enhance hospital case mix index for data capture and reimbursement.
:Participates in cross regional teams to assist in development of forms and standardized processes and performs audit reviews as outlined by the PeaceHealth Coding Team standards and Organizational Integrity.
:Maintains communication and relationships with PFS billing and reimbursement staff and management regarding issues affecting coding and charge capture. Instructs coding staff as to regulatory updates.
:Performs other duties as assigned.
:Successful completion of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology courses required.
:Successful completion of college based coding program.
:Five years of directly related work experience abstracting and coding impatient or ambulatory surgery records using ICD:10:CM and CPT:4 coding systems required. Knowledge of acute care and critical access reimbursement requirements. Formal training or college coursework from a medical coding accredited school, in lieu of experience may be considered
:CPC:H, (Certified Coding Professional Hospital), or CCS (Certified Coding Specialist), or CPC (Certified Coding Professional) or CPCH required within six months of hire.
:RHIT (Registered Health Information Technology) or RHIA (Registered Health Information Manager) preferred
:Ability to maneuver through multiple computer applications including encoders, abstracting, groupers, EMR and MS Office applications including Excel and Word required.
:Effective written and verbal communication skills.
:Critical thinking and problem solving skills required.
:Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, verbal or diagram form.
:Demonstrated good judgment and decision making skills.
:Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
Please apply online to be considered.
For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.
About PeaceHealth
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not:for:profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi:specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10medical cent


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