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IP Coder II

Location: 86228, Remote
Work Setting: Consultant/Vendor
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Salary Range: Competitive


The Inpatient Coder II is the second level coding position in a 3-tier career ladder. Inpatient Coder IIs will evaluate inpatient medical records and accurately assign the appropriate ICD-10 CM/PCS codes, Present on Admission (POA) indicators, and relevant DRGs. The Coder II must be skillful in the identification and assignment of all diagnoses and procedures in accordance with nationally recognized coding guidelines, as well as researching opportunities to improve documentation.

Job Description

• Assigns appropriately sequenced and compliant ICD-10 CM/PCS codes as documented in the
electronic medical record (EMR).
• Applies definition of principal diagnosis for proper assignment of MS-DRGs, APR-DRGs, and POA
indicators using a designated encoder/grouper, while ensuring compliance with nationally established
coding guidelines.
• Utilizes selected encoder and/or computer-assisted coding software (CAC) set forth by client and
• Abstracts pertinent data from documentation in accordance with client, state, and federal reporting
• Identifies instances in which provider clarification is necessary to ensure quality, completeness of
documentation, and optimal, compliant reimbursement and communicates to appropriate channels.
• Updates and/or recommends coding changes as necessary due to additions or revisions in physician
documentation and Internal Controls and Quality.
• Maintains required standards of performance in both coding accuracy and productivity to meet client
turnaround and satisfaction.
• Records accurate production logs, time keeping, and other relevant tracking information daily.
• Performs additional job-related duties as assigned from coding management within pre-determined
• Stays current with most recent coding changes and guidance from CMS, AHA Coding Clinics,
AHIMA, Official Inpatient Coding Guidelines, as well as internal education from Physicians, CDI and
Coding leadership.
• Completes required Continuing Education hours to maintain credential requirements.
• Participate in Coding department meetings and other events as assigned.
• Maintains a collegial working relationship with other departments.
• Accepts coaching, training, and education on a routine basis as needed

Required Qualifications

• Minimum HS Diploma or GED required
• Coding credential required from AHIMA (RHIA, RHIT, CCS) or AAPC (CPC, CIC)
• Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in HIM or coding preferred

• Minimum 5 years of current Inpatient facility coding experience; minimum 2 years Level 2 trauma
center and/or 2 years academic teaching medical center
• Extensive knowledge of ICD-10 guidelines and coding regulations
• Demonstrated knowledge in DRG methodologies and compliant reimbursement practices

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Proficiency in utilizing a variety of EMR systems, EPIC experience preferred
• Independently research coding questions and utilize Accuity’s internal educational resources
• Ability to use a PC in a Windows environment, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Teams
• Autonomous, focused individual able to work remotely or on-site in a rapidly growing organization

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Posted: June 25, 2024 at 5:24 PM
Post ID: 88370

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