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Coder I
MyMichigan Health

Location: Midland, Remote
Work Setting: Hospital
Job Function:
Job Type:
Salary Range: Starting at $20.30

Job Description

***Fully Remote in the State of Michigan and Flexible Schedule***

Coder I Position Summary:

The coding specialist, utilizing coding skills and clinical knowledge reviews the medical record. Accurate diagnosis (ICD 9/ICD 10 and CPT procedure codes are then assigned based on the documentation in the medical record, which directly impacts reimbursement. Queries the clinician when needed for clarification of the documentation. Critical data elements are abstracted by the coding specialist certain OP encounters. This information is used by the organization for decision making.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • (60%)* Assigns accurate ICD-CM diagnosis and CPT codes in a timely manner for all appropriate encounters using CMS and American Hospital Guidelines, CPT Assistant and following AHIMA code of ethics.
  • (30%)* Utilizes clinical knowledge to interact physicians/providers on a regular basis to assist in improving documentation within the medical record; to accurately reflect the severity of illness and level of care provided.
  • (10%)* Demonstrates willingness to participate in continuing education to enhance coding knowledge.

Certifications, Licensures, and Education:

  • E/M CODER – RHIT OR RHIA Required Equivalent Experience
  • Education: Associates degree

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meets established productivity guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned. MyMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft® Windows.
  • An employee may be required to participate in further learning opportunities offered by MyMichigan Health.

Physical/Mental Requirements and Typical Working Conditions: 

  • Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
  • Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position.
  • Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description.
  • Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s).
  • Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.
  • Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.  Must follow MyMichigan Health blood borne pathogen and TB testing as required.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.
  • Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.  May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.
  • Physical Demand Level: Sedentary.  Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry 0-10 lbs.

Required Qualifications

Experience, Training, and Skills:

  • E/M CODER – RHIT OR RHIA Required Equivalent Experience
  • Education: Associates Degree
  • Coding experience from an AHIMA approved internship required or successfully completed an independent study program offered by AHIMA.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy.
  • Written, oral, organizational and interpersonal skills needed to communicate successfully.

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Posted: August 8, 2023 at 4:10 PM
Post ID: 80209

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