Inpatient Medical Coder (Remote)

Job Requisition #: JR69226

End Date: 3/1/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Clerical/Administrative/Billing, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you have Acute Care and Inpatient Procedure Coding experience and want to work for a company based on 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®.

Scheduling Flexibility and Perks

  • The schedule and hours for this position are very flexible and we will work with you on work/life balance to build a schedule that works for you
  • This position is 100% remote and we encourage national candidates to apply
  • We provide equipment, coding books, continuing education credits as well as professional organization memberships to AHIMA or APC

Primary Function:

ChristianaCare is currently seeking a full-time Acute Care Coder with ICD-10_PCS Inpatient Coding Experience. This individual will be responsible for accurate and timely assignment of ICD-10 CM/PCS and HCPCS/CPT codes, payment group classification assignment and data abstraction for reimbursement purposes and statistical information reporting on all Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency Medicine, Ancillary and Diagnostics records, and/or any other patient records.

PLEASE NOTE: Inpatient /Acute Care Coding experience is required for this role. Please only apply if you have ICD-10-PCS inpatient Procedure Coding experience in an acute care facility.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and interprets Inpatient, Outpatient, Ancillary, Diagnostics and Emergency Medicine or other patient records in order to assign appropriate ICD-10 CM/PCS diagnosis and procedure codes and/or HCPCS/CPT procedure codes.

  • Performs coding and abstracting tasks to support billing, data quality and statistics, and to support calculation for severity of illness and risk of mortality reporting.

  • Applies information on diagnostic reports (i.e. radiology, pathology, EKG reports, laboratory values, doctors' orders and administrative medication forms) to accurate code patient charts in accordance with the Official Coding Guidelines.

  • Abstracts pertinent data, determines and sequences codes for diagnoses and procedures, and enters all information into the computerized coding and abstracting system.

  • Utilizes coding and abstracting system as a communication tool, as outlined in the HIMS Coding DNFB Tagging procedures, including but not limited to placing accounts on hold, to ask questions to management, and initiate queries.

  • Provides all vital coded and abstracted information required for final coding and billing of accounts within productivity expectations by work type in order to support department and organization goals for DNFB dollar amounts and bill hold days.

  • Reviews pre-populated patient demographic information fed via HL7 from source system into coding system and makes necessary abstracted data changes in coding system.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Candidates must have knowledge of ICD-10-PCS Inpatient Procedure Coding and CPT Coding Guidelines and Principles.

  • College Diploma in Medical Coding or one year coding experience in a healthcare environment required.

  • Associate or Bachelor Science degree in Health Information Technology preferred.

  • Strong knowledge base of anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.

  • Working knowledge of pathophysiology and basic pharmacology.

  • Knowledge of Official Inpatient and Outpatient Coding Guidelines.

Christianacare Offers:

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.

  • 403(b) with company match.

  • Generous paid time off.

  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great 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.

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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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

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