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Gunnison Valley Health

Location: Gunnison, Colorado
Work Setting: Hospital
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Live, work and play in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado!  Gunnison Valley Health is currently seeking a Coder to work in our Medical Records Department.  This position will responsible for a variety of duties including reviewing, analyzing and coding diagnostic and procedural information for hospital accounts.  The right candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in hospital coding and have had formal training in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.

Gunnison Valley Health is a county-owned, integrated health system serving the 16,000 residents of Gunnison County, Colorado.  The 300-plus member staff works with 50 local and visiting specialists and local providers to provide primary, specialty and emergency care in hospital and outpatient settings. The system includes a sole community hospital, Medical Services, Hospice & Palliative Care, Nursing Home care, Assisted Living and a philanthropic foundation.

Our community-focused health system makes care more personal and work more rewarding.  Gunnison Valley Health has received numerous national and regional awards including the VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence, Avatar awards for Overall Patient Satisfaction, and America’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospital seven times!  Excellent benefits package.  Apply at

Job Description

Observes professional ethics in maintaining confidential information concerning the personal, financial, medical, or employment status of a patient of GVH and their families.

Evaluates documentation, assigns, and sequences ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes for hospital outpatient health records and ensures the final diagnoses and operative procedures as stated by the physician are valid and complete.

Evaluates documentation, assigns, and sequences ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes for hospital inpatient health records and ensures the final diagnoses and operative procedures as stated by the physician are valid and complete.

Abstracts all necessary information from health records to identify secondary complications and co-morbid conditions.
Performs a comprehensive review of the health records to ensure the presence of all component parts required according to the nature of the treatment provided.

Assigns modifiers as appropriate.

Maintains accurate coding according to established quality and productivity standards.

Provides feedback and focused queries regarding incomplete or missing documentation clarification to appropriate staff and physicians.

Reviews claims denials and rejections pertaining to coding and medical necessity issues and provides information to Supervisor for appropriate dissemination.

Maintains coding accuracy rate of 95% per outside coding audits.

Demonstrates commitment to professional growth through participation in professional organizations, workshops, educational programs, review of literature, in-services, and staff meetings.

Cooperates with others in the health system to meet department and hospital requirements and goals.

Communicates non-compliance or other issues to the HIM Supervisor in a timely and appropriate manner.

Provides feedback to the HIM Supervisor to ensure the department processes are continually improving.

Demonstrates motivation and accepts other duties as assigned by the HIM Supervisor.

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Posted: January 24, 2019 at 12:59 PM
Post ID: 35266

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