Inpatient Coder/Abstractor Senior
Maintains a professional image and exhibits excellent customer relations to patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers in accordance with our Service Excellence Standards and Core Values.
Maintains credentials as RHIA, RHIT or CCS with AHIMA is required.
Possess inpatient coding knowledge and experience necessary to accurately assign codes to determine correct principal diagnosis, identify and assign co-morbidities and complications, secondary diagnoses, present on admission indicator, discharge disposition, Hospital Acquired conditions, principal procedure, and secondary procedures on all discharged inpatient records to arrive at the most appropriate DRG assignment.
Codes all inpatient discharges at the 2 larger McLeod Health facilities (Florence & Seacoast) with more complex medical and surgical procedures. These encounters involve longer lengths of stay, complex medical diagnoses and may involve extensive surgical procedures. These facilities provide the services like trauma, invasive cardiac, vascular, and complex orthopedic procedures that are not available at the smaller campuses
Maintains department specific productivity standards with a 95% accuracy rate.
Queries physicians appropriately when documentation is not clear in the medical record.
Must work closely with the Clinical Documentation Specialists to assure the most optimal DRG is assigned.
Keeps abreast of all new coding developments by attending any coding classes, reading articles on coding updates, and attending seminars when available.
Respect patient confidentiality at all times.
Performs other backup duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: 80 hours bi-weekly
1 to 2 years of inpatient coding in an acute care hospital setting
Licenses and/or Certifications:
High School Diploma or Associate Degree preferred
RHIT, RHIA, or CCS certification required
Florence, SC, United States