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Texas Health Resources Coder II - Inpatient in Arlington, Texas

Texas Health Resources seeks to hire a Coder II to work Full time at the Chase Building in Arlington, TX with the Health Information Management Department.

The address is 500 East Boarder Street, Arlington, TX 7610.

Salary range is Min: $20.90/hour to Max: $34.32/hour – based on relevant experience.

Work Hours/Schedule

  • Full Time; 40 hours/week

  • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Job Description

This position is provides coding and abstracting of inpatient medical records for accurate reimbursement. This position ensures inpatient records of low to moderate complexity are coded utilizing national coding guidelines and principles.

  • Reviews and interprets health record documentation to accurately identify pertinent primary and secondary diagnosis and procedures that require code and DRG assignment for properly billing inpatient records.

  • Presents on Admission indicators and calculates the correct MS-DRG, Severity of Illness and Risk of Mortality levels per official coding guidelines, THR coding compliance policies and procedures, CMS and other third party payers to ensure accurate reimbursement.

  • Assesses high risk quality cases to accurately trigger pre-bill coding review process.

  • Abstracts and complies clinical data elements such as attending physician, surgeon, consultants, ED physician, birth weight, etc. according to THR guidelines.

  • Validates and initiates correction on patient status, admit and discharge dates and discharge disposition for calculation of correct DRG and length of stay for correct reimbursement.

  • Queries physician when documentation in the record is ambiguous, inadequate, unclear or incorrect for coding and compliance purposes.

  • Collaborates with Clinical Documentation Specialist to improve coding and documentation.

  • Demonstrates and maintains adequate productivity and coding quality metrics as outlined in job description.

  • Demonstrates and maintains coding proficiency by staying abreast of coding guidelines as published in Coding Clinic.

  • Demonstrates timely completion of all THR training and education as well as maintains credentials by completing assigned continuing education credits per THR Coding Compliance requirements.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent is required.

  • Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology courses required and

  • Completion or training in ICD-10 and CPT coding (provide documentation upon interview) required

  • Associate’s Degree preferred.

  • 1 year acute care inpatient coding experience or recent graduate of an accredited program highly preferred.

  • RHIT – Registered Health Information Technician upon hire preferred or

  • RHIA – Registered Health Information Administrator upon hire preferred or

  • CCS – Certified Coding Specialist upon hire preferred or

  • Other – AHIMA or AAPC coding credentials (CCS-P, CAA, CPC, CPC-H/COC, CIC and/or CPC-P) upon hire preferred.

Skills :

  • Analytical and interpretation skills when applying coding guidelines and principles for correct code assignment and proper sequencing of diagnoses and procedures.

  • Ability to apply definition of principal diagnosis for accurate coding, MS-DRG and POA assignment.

  • Strong knowledge of ICD-9-CM diagnosis and procedure coding guideline, DRG and POA assignment.

  • Trained in ICD-10-CM and PCS with demonstrated proficiency.

  • Moderate skills including MS Office Suite, encoder software and computer-assisted-coding software.

  • Demonstrated appropriate utilization of coding software and coding reference material to facilitate achieving accurate coded data.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to generate clear documentation quires to physicians.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.

Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully-owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.

At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries. We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Texas Health Highlights

• 2019 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (% th year in a row)

• 2018 Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 th year in a row)

• Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor (2018 & 2019)

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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