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Coding Specialist I

Job ID: 959301
Facility: Vidant Health
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Aug 5, 2022

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina. We are working every day to improve the health of the 1.4 million people we serve. Vidant Health is made up of 8 hospitals, physician practices, home health, hospice, wellness centers and other health care services. Vidant Medical Center is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health strives to support local medical communities and to work with providers throughout the region to deliver quality care. Our goal is to enhance services that are available locally and to eliminate barriers involving time, distance and lack of awareness that sometimes prevent patients from receiving the care they need.

Position Summary

Reviews medical record documentation, extracts data, and applies appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes for complex multi-specialty physician group. Coding responsibilities include inpatient hospital, outpatient hospital, and ambulatory services to support professional fee billing, internal and external reporting, research and regulatory compliance. Complies with the ICD-10-CM and CPT/HCPCS Official Guidelines for coding and reporting as well as other nationally established rules and regulations for coding assignment.

Responsibilities

Provides code assignment for all levels of Professional Fee (Physician Coding) for Inpatient, Outpatient and/or Ambulatory Services and/or Charge Entry services for large multi-specialty physician group.

Assigns diagnostic and procedural codes to patient records using ICD-10-CM and CPT/HCPCS and any other designated coding classification systems in accordance with coding guidelines.

Assigns and sequences codes accurately based on medical record documentation.

Verifies accuracy of code assignment provided by physicians and/or designated staff.

Assigns diagnosis/procedure codes utilizing the 3M Encoder to arrive at the most accurate code within designated time frame as agreed upon and/or outlined in policy.

Incorporates current regulatory coding requirements and guidelines appropriately.

Maintains weekly coding productivity log and provides feedback to the Supervisor/Manager of VMG Coding regarding any coding
issues/problems.

Maintains coding accuracy of 90% or better, in accordance with Medical Group policy.

Average number of records coded per hour must meet minimum established quantitative standards per type of patient record.

Responsible for reviewing claims and correcting Claims Manager and/or Epic edits.

Demonstrates effective computer skills for all coding functions.

Maintains confidentiality of patient information.

Participates in In-Service education, updates and conferences to remain current with coding requirements and
guidelines.

Maintains AHIMA and/or AAPC credentials.

Minimum Requirements

Associate's Degree in Health Information Technology or Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management required.

AHIMA credentials (RHIA or RHIT) required.

1 year relevant coding experience required.

Medical Group - Coding: CCS, CCS-P or CPC credentials with 4 additional years (5 total years) of professional fee coding experience may be substituted for the required education and credentials

Other Information

  • Remote day shift position
  • 40 hours per week
  • Medical Group Coding Department

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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