Coding Auditor - Greenville, NC

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916896

Vidant Health

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties.  But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

 Responsibilities

  • Auditing of inpatient records for quality of coding. These would include charts that have been flagged by the PriceWaterhouse Cooper system (SMART) as well as other audits deemed necessary by VMC and/ or the Coding Manager. Contact person for the Clinical Documentation Specialists (JA Thomas reviews). Assist the coding supervisor with the education, training, and auditing of new coders' charts. Additionally, serve as back up for coding, billing, and abstracting of outpatient, ED, and ambulatory surgery/same day surgery records. All activities must be accomplished in accordance with national and facility approved coding guidelines and rules and prospective payment methodologies. Activities must also be performed with adherence to Federal Compliance Regulations and Medical Necessity Guidelines. Average coding accuracy must be consistently maintained at 95% or better. Contacts physicians, residents, and other health care professionals to clarify difficult medical record documentation to insure accurate code assignment. Contacts and assists physicians, residents, and other health care professionals with completion of medical records, as required by JCAHO. Completes statistical forms and tracking logs.

  • Performs additional duties as requested by manager.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School plus 2 years or more of formal training or education. College Degree: Health Information Technology Formal Courses in ICD-9-CM coding, CPT coding, medical terminology, anatomy & physiology, pathophysiology (disease processes). Individual will be required to produce transcripts of successful completion (C or higher).

  • A RHIA, RHIT, or CCS is a requirement for this position.

  • 5 years or more coding experience in a medically relevant setting is required.

Other Information

  • Full-time 8:00am -4:30pm

  • Remote position after orientation

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

 

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