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IP Coder III

Location: Remote
Work Setting: Hospital
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CoxHealth is a six-hospital organization with 80+ clinics and over 12,500 employees in southwest Missouri. At CoxHealth, we share a common vision: To be the best for those who need us. Living our vision is what makes us the region’s choice for excellent care. We’re among southwest Missouri’s Choice Employers, according to Springfield Business Journal. The distinction rates companies on incentives, family friendly environment, people development and corporate culture. CoxHealth has also been named Employer of the Year by Ozarks Technical Community College.

Job Description

The Inpatient Coder III position is the senior expert Inpatient DRG coder responsible for timely and accurate coding of the more complicated inpatient records and has been trained to code all Inpatient patient records. The Inpatient Coder III position has expert knowledge on all coding guidelines and MS-DRG reimbursement. As an expert DRG Coder, this position will also act as a mentor to less experienced coders. The Inpatient Coder III is responsible for reviewing and analyzing documentation present in the medical record for Inpatient cases to assign ICD 10 CM diagnoses and ICD 10 PCS procedures based on the documentation in the medical record. The Inpatient Coder III has expert knowledge on all coding guidelines and MS-DRG reimbursement and Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience
    • Required: Must have one of the following certifications RHIT/RHIA/CCS/CIC  and must score 90% on the Internal Proficiency Exam OR must have 5 years of inpatient coder experience and a score of at least 90% on the Internal Coder Proficiency Exam
  • Skills
    • Must have the analytical ability to interpret data contained in medical records and assign appropriate codes for accurate reimbursement.
    • Expert knowledge in ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS (Inpatient Coding) classification systems
    • Expert knowledge of DRG reimbursement.
    • Expert knowledge of POA and HAC assignments.
    • Ability to work under high production standards and minimal supervision due to tenure in Inpatient coding.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and concepts effectively.
    • Demonstrates competency with use of computers and various computer programs.
    • Visual acuity necessary to read and decipher handwriting and electronic documentation.
  • Licensure/Certification/Registration
    • Required: One of the following credentials: AHIMA: RHIT, RHIA, or CCS OR AAPC: CIC

Education Qualifications

Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Required: Completion of Coding Program


Benefits & Perks

Sign on bonus up to $5,000, based on experience

Opportunity to earn referral bonuses of up to $5,000 per hire for certain positions

Full-Time flexible 40 hours work week. Fully remote position
Competitive salary
Earned Time Off (ETO) starting day one
AHIMA/AAPC CEU opportunities
Reference materials
Access to a full-time education team
Flexible spending accounts
Life & disability insurance
Retirement with employer match

Instructions for Resume Submission

Resumes can be emailed to An official application must also be submitted on the CoxHealth website.

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Posted: January 6, 2022 at 1:23 PM
Post ID: 65385

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