Texas Health Resources CODER II (INPATIENT) in Arlington, Texas
Texas Health Resources is seeking a Coder II to work Full-time Days in the Inpatient department.
HOURS / WORKS SCHEDULE:
REMOTE after 90 days of onsite training
Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Required Minimum Education:
High School Diploma or Equivalent
(Medical Terminology, Human Anatomy and Physiology courses and Completion or training in ICD-10 and CPT coding
(provide documentation upon interview)
Associate's Degree preferred.
Required Minimum Experience:
No experience required.
LICENSE / CERTIFICATION
RHIT - Registered Health Information Technician
RHIA - Registered Health Information Administrator Or
CCS - Certified Coding Specialist Or Other AHIMA or AAPC coding credentials (CCS-P, CCA, CPC, CPC-H/COC, CIC and/or CPC-P)
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-10CM diagnosis and procedure coding guidelines, 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 queries to physicians.
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.
Assigns and sequences ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnosis and procedure codes.
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 compiles clinical data elements such as attending physician, surgeon, consultants, ED physician, birth weight, etc. according to THR guidelines.
Validates and initiates correction of 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.
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 and Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
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.
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.