Coding Specialist - Greenville, NC

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930221

Vidant Health

Full Time

Regular

Summary

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health, located in eastern North Carolina, is a comprehensive health system that is made up of 8 hospitals that serve 1.4 million people in 29 counties. Vidant Health includes Vidant Medical Center, community hospitals, physician practices and partners that collaborate with Vidant Health to enhance the quality of life of our patients. 

    

 Information Services at Vidant Health

Vidant Health offers comprehensive Information Technology (IT) services and infrastructure to support and enable all aspects of organizational operations. Our IT division consists of a state-of-the-art data center located in Greenville, NC. The data center services all information technology needs of Vidant Health facilities. All Vidant Health owned or leased hospitals are on a common IT platform, including our electronic health record (EHR) that uses Epic's suite of applications. Vidant Health has achieved Meaningful Use Stage 2 recognition and is also approaching Stage 7 for HIMSS Analytics’ Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model (EMRAM) recognition.

Position Summary

Reviews medical record documentation, extracts data, and applies appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes for complex outpatient hospital, ambulatory surgery, intermediate level of inpatient accounts and behavior health to support hospital billing, internal and external reporting, research and regulatory compliance. Complies with the ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting as well as other nationally established rules and regulations for coding assignment.

Responsibilities

  • Provide code assignment for all levels of Outpatient Coding and/or Charge Entry services

  • Provide code assignment for the following intermediate levels of inpatient accounts: general medicine/ surgery and inpatient rehab/ psych accounts.

  • Assigning diagnostic and procedural codes to patient records using ICD-10-CM and CPT and any other designated coding classification system in accordance with the UHDDS coding guidelines.

  • Assigning and sequencing codes accurately based on medical record documentation.

  • Assigns diagnosis/procedure codes utilizing the 3M Encoder and CAC to arrive at the most accurate code within 5 days of date of service

  • Incorporates current regulatory coding requirements and guidelines appropriately.

  • Maintains weekly coding productivity log and provides feedback to the Manager of HIMS regarding any coding issues/problems.

  • Maintains coding accuracy of 95% or better.

  • Average number of records coded per week must meet minimum established quantitative standards per type of patient record.

  • Responsible for reviewing claims and correcting edits through CAC/ARMS.

  • Demonstrates effective computer skills for all coding functions.

  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.

  • Participates in In-Service education, updates and conferences to remain current with coding requirements and guidelines.

  • Maintains AHIMA credentials

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate' s Degree in Health Information Technology or Bachelor' s Degree in Health Information Management required.

  • AHIMA credentials (RHIA or RHIT) required

  • CCS credentials with 5 years experience coding in an acute care HIM department may be substituted for the required education and credentials

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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