Senior Coder

Job Requisition #: JR62172

End Date: 9/1/2022

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:

ChristianaCare is looking for a full-time Sr. Coder who 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 for which HIMS Department performs coding services.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

  • Utilizes information on diagnostic reports to accurately code patient charts.

  • Works within service line structure where applicable based on patient type.

  • Abstracts pertinent data, determines, and sequences codes for diagnoses and procedures.

  • 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 in order to ask questions to management and initiate queries.

  • Provides all necessary coded and abstracted information required for final coding and billing of accounts within efficiency expectations by work type 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 systems.

  • Utilizes coding system to calculate all inpatient encounters in both MS DRG and APR DRG groupers to support the accurate reporting of coded data.

  • Uses coding system to sequence CPT codes invoking the APC grouper methodology to arrive at the accurate CPT code hierarchy.

  • Submits timely, accurate, and concise daily productivity reports in accordance with department policy and practice.

  • Reports errors as identified in patient identification, account or encounter information, documentation or other medical record discrepancies as they are noted during daily work performance.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • College Degree in Health Information Management, Completion of AHIMA Approved Certificate Program, or one-year coding experience in the acute care setting coding Inpatient, Observation, Emergency Medicine or Same Day Surgery is required.

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

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Christianacare Offers:

  • Collaborative and team focused environment

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

  • 403(b)

  • 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.


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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