Coding Associate (Training Program)

Job Requisition #: JR66417

End Date: 2/20/2023

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition®.

Primary Function:

The Coding Associate (Training Program) will be responsible for the completion of coder training program including online training modules, tests and assessments, classroom and independent coding education work assignments, and participation requirements. Demonstrate readiness to assume responsibility for accurate and timely assignment of ICD and CPT codes, payment classification assignment, and abstracting for reimbursement purposes and collection of statistical information on Inpatient or Outpatient patient records.

IMPORTANT: Attending one of the virtual Coding Associate Training Program Information Sessions will be required for all interested applicants. We will be holding two Information Sessions- February 7th at 8:00am-9:00am & February 9th- 6:00pm-7:00pm. Please register through the links below to one of the Information Session that works for you. Each link is for a different information session.

https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/christianacare/e/EvBkr

https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/christianacare/e/OYDWn

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete classroom and independent coding and coding related course assignments.
  • Demonstrate sufficient understanding of complex subject matter included in the study of anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology.
  • Demonstrate understanding and recall of coding rules and guidelines as developed by CMS, AHIMA and the AMA.
  • Accurately applies diagnosis and procedure codes utilizing ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT and HCPCS codes in all test and practice coding scenarios on both inpatient and outpatient records.
  • Demonstrate understanding and incremental skill development in the interpretation and application of coding guidelines for accurate code assignment on practice and real-time patient medical records.
  • Identify the importance of medical record documentation on code assignment through the interpretation of information contained in reports or notes maintained in patient record applications.
  • Demonstrate understanding of impact of medical record documentation on reimbursement through utilization of prospective payment systems.
  • Review and interpret Inpatient and Outpatient records assigning appropriate ICD diagnosis, ICD procedure, CPT procedure codes and inpatient or outpatient payment classification in accordance with CMS regulations, official and internal outpatient coding guidelines.
  • Abstract pertinent data to determine and sequence codes for diagnoses and procedures.
  • Enter all coding information into the computerized abstracting system.
  • Demonstrate ability to locate, retrieve and interpret information on diagnostic reports (i.e., radiology, pathology, EKG reports, laboratory values, doctors' orders, and administrative medication forms) to accurately code patient charts and communicate missing or needed documentation requirements as applicable.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a biology or chemistry class preferred.

ChristianaCare Offers:

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
  • 403(b) with company match
  • Generous paid time off
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial mentoring, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and phenomenal discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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