Remote Inpatient ProFee & Observation Coder

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Job Location: Remote

We are seeking skilled HIM Professional Fee (ProFee) Coding professionals with strong E/M Inpatient and Observation coding experience to provide quality-based production coding to our health system and physician group clients. This is a significant professional opportunity for an energetic, passionate HIM professional who wants to make a difference in the HIM community.  As an Employee Owned Company, we are committed to providing extraordinary service delivered with the utmost integrity and professionalism.

Position Summary:

The Inpatient ProFee/Observation Coder will apply appropriate E/M, diagnostic and/or procedural codes to individual patient health records, in a timely manner, for ProFee Inpatient and ProFee Observation physician services to facilitate claims processing, proper reimbursement, data retrieval and analysis.

What HRG Offers:

  • Competitive pay and referral bonuses

  • Career growth opportunities

  • Computer equipment and coding reference tool provided

  • HRG paid retirement plan - Employee Stock Ownership Plan

  • Benefits: Medical / Dental / Vision / Prescription / Life / Wellness Program

  • PTO, sick days and paid holidays

  • Merchant discounts

Responsibilities:

  • Review and abstract pertinent medical records to assign all appropriate evaluation/ management, diagnoses, treatments, and/ or surgical procedures for physician professional services, in the inpatient or outpatient setting.

  • Ensure documentation supports all coded services. When services are not documented appropriately, seek to attain proper instruction, such as clarifying if a procedure was performed and/or requesting completion of the documentation in a timely manner, based upon the protocols developed by Healthcare Resource Group and client.

  • Rectify errors in the pre-processor and post-processor editing systems when assigned by client.

  • When, and if assigned by management, provide accurate answers to providers/clients coding and billing questions on a timely basis, including rectifying coding related errors.

  • Review and recommend changes to policies and procedures to improve coding and data management for Healthcare Resource Group and client.

  • Exercise excellent oral and written communication skills in order to effectively interact and communicate with multiple professional disciplines.

  • Maintain a working knowledge, and stay abreast of, CPT-4, ICD-10, HCPCS coding principles, modifier usage, medical terminology, governmental regulations, protocols and third party payer requirements pertaining to billing, coding and documentation.

  • Demonstrate service excellence, integrity and initiative.

  • Maintain strictest confidentiality of patient and clients, abiding by HIPAA.

  • Abide by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adhere to official coding guidelines.

  • Abide by Healthcare Resource Group’s Code of Conduct.

  • Maintain production and quality standards as set forth by Healthcare Resource Group.

  • Maintain coding certification(s) and educational requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned by Management.

Requirements:

  • Certification: CPC, COC, CEMC and/or CCS-P, RHIT, RHIA, CCA

  • 3+ years of coding experience with a strength in E/M coding to include PF IP and PF Observation

  • Must possess a thorough working knowledge of ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS coding systems and modifier usage

  • Thorough knowledge of medical terminology and medical abbreviations

  • Must be able to read text for long periods of time from printed materials/computer

  • Additional experience with E/M multi-specialty coding a plus!