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Certified Inpatient Coding Specialist, Per Diem, Flexible Hours, Remote for PA & NJ Candidates

Company: St. Luke's University Health Network
Location: Allentown
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Certified Inpatient Coding Specialist codes and abstracts all pertinent patient medical information according to AHA ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding conventions, UHDDS guidelines and CMS directives. Completes data entry of abstracted inpatient/outpatient diagnosis and/or procedure codes to Network's health information system. Collaborates with the Health Information/Medical Records, Admissions and Finance departments to ensure appropriate flow of information.

  • Codes and abstracts diagnosis and procedure information from patient medical records according to AHA ICD-10-CM/PCS coding conventions, UHDDS and CMS guidelines and regulations.---- Utilizes the 3M Encoder to verify and assign AHA ICD-10-CM/PCS codes, and MS-DRG/APR-DRG assignment
  • Maintains 95% data quality coding accuracy rate as measured through quarterly department quality reviews
  • Maintains daily productivity and turnaround times
  • Responsible for remaining up-to-date with knowledge of AHA ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM/PCS coding conventions, MS-DRG and APR-DRG principles and guidelines.-- Maintains a working knowledge of prospective payment systems as it relates directly to coding process
  • Participation in department and sectional meetings, education sessional sessions and workshops as scheduled
  • Maintains working knowledge of clinical documentation improvement program and functions as liaison for RN clinical documentation specialists
  • Demonstrates/models the Network's core values and customer service behaviors in ---- interactions with all customers (internal and external)
  • Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
    Sitting for up to 7 hours per day, 3 hours at a time. Repetitive arm/finger use retrieving/viewing computerized patient medical record and abstracting of patient information. --Extended periods of vision use for reviewing computerized patient records, abstracting of patient information, approximately 7 hours per day, 3 hours at a time.-- Hearing as it relates to normal conversation.--
    RHIA, RHIT CCS, from an accredited Health Information Technology or Management program.-- Will consider candidate with greater than 3 years experience in the coding field without coding credentials. If candidate is RHIA, RHIT, CCS -eligible or possess no credentials, then candidate will be expected to obtain their AHIMA/AAPC credential within three years of hire date to retain position with St. Luke's University Health Network.
    Minimum 1 year demonstrated ICD-10-CM inpatient and/or outpatient coding experience in acute care, teaching setting.-- Knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and medical terminology required.-- Previous experience with EPIC health information computerized patient record and 3M encoding system preferred.
    Per diem, days, flexible hours, remote for PA and NJ candidates.Please complete your application using your full legal name and--current home address. --Be sure to--include--employment history for--the past seven (7) years, including your present employer.-- Additionally, you are--encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and--licenses, if applicable. --It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. --Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

Keywords: St. Luke's University Health Network, Allentown , Certified Inpatient Coding Specialist, Per Diem, Flexible Hours, Remote for PA & NJ Candidates, Other , Allentown, Pennsylvania

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