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Coder (Outpatient) - Remote - Full Time Days in Hickory, NC at Frye Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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Job Description

Frye Regional Medical Center

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, our community hospital is being supported with more resources than ever before. Duke LifePoint combines Duke University Health System's unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence, quality and patient safety with LifePoint Health's financial resources and extensive operational experience - making our hospital even stronger.
Duke LifePoint Healthcare's pledge to our hospital and the communities we serve is quality, expertise and commitment.
  • Quality is the cornerstone of Duke LifePoint, and it is the central focus of everything the organization and our hospital strive to achieve.
  • Duke LifePoint pledges to bring a wealth of expertise and resources to strengthen the already excellent care our hospital delivers.
  • And, Duke LifePoint's commitment is to work collaboratively with our hospital to make our community healthier by strengthening local healthcare delivery for the future.
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Job Description:
  1. Responsible for reviewing Medical Record and accurately assigning diagnosis and procedure codes using 3M Codefinder
  2. Performs abstracting of appropriate information in the Inpatient Medical Record
  3. Submits physician queries when clarification of documentation is needed
  4. Works closely with our CDS (Clinical Documentation Specialist)
  5. Participates in CARDS reviews (flagged charts) and reviews charts with original coder when there is a difference of opinion on coding
  6. Monitors unbilled Inpatient accts on QS report and “wait for” queues and assists with processing working DRGS as needed
  7. Maintains quality and productivity standards
  8. Attends coding meetings, conference calls, etc as required
  9. Adherence to all core measure initiatives, patient safety goals, and NQF Safe Practices

Job Requirements

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management preferred.
  • CCS, RHIA or RHIT preferred
  • 2 years of hospital coding (inpatient or outpatient based on assigned role) experience required
  • Knowledge of NCCI edits and modifier application preferred

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran