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Integrated CDI - Remote Acute Care Coder II, Decatur

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 02-06-2018

   Identifies, reviews, and assigns standard ICD-9-CM/ICD-10/CM codes, and abstracts clinical information all patient types for the purpose of reimbursement, research and compliance with federal regulations and other agencies utilizing established coding principles and protocols.   
  • Clarifies discrepancies in complex documentation and coding.
  • Assures accuracy and timeliness of code assignments required to expedite the billing process and to facilitate data retrieval for physician access and ongoing patient care.
  • Append codes using clinical notes, radiology repots, laboratory reports, specialty forms etc.
  • Maintains knowledge and skills; reads current coding resources, clinical information, etc.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures in relation to coding and abstracting.
  • Meets or exceed productivity and quality standards and established department benchmarks.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Reports to the Coding Supervisor
  • Works with the Coding Auditor
  • Position is remote/ onsite depending on geographical residence.
  • 1)  High school degree or equivalent preferred 
  • 2)  Current AHIMA or AAPC credential.
  • 3)  CCS or RHIT preferred.  If Coder is working on obtaining any of the aforementioned credentials, this will be considered on a case-by-case basis 
  • 4)  Previous inpatient/coding experienced preferred.
  • 5)  ICD-10 education preferred
  • Non-exempt hourly 
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