Remote Facility Outpatient Coder

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Job location: Remote

 

Job Description:

Due to continued growth we are recruiting for skilled HIM Facility Outpatient coding professionals with Emergency Department (ED), Same Day Surgery (SDS), Observation and Ancillary coding experience to provide quality-based production coding to our hospital and health system 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 Facility Outpatient Coder will apply appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual patient health records, in a timely manner, for ED, SDS, Observation and Ancillary facility services to facilitate claims processing, proper reimbursement, data retrieval and analysis.

What HRG Offers:

  • Competitive compensation, as well as referral bonuses

  • Computer equipment and current coding reference manuals provided

  • HRG paid retirement plan through Employee Stock Ownership Plan

  • Medical / Dental / Vision / Life / Wellness Program

  • Paid time off, sick days and paid holidays

  • Leadership comprised of highly experienced HIM professionals

  • Merchant discounts

  • Great culture

Responsibilities:

  • Review and abstract pertinent information for patient medical records. Report diagnoses, treatments, as well as surgical and non-surgical procedures for facility medical services.

  • 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 the 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Demonstrate service excellence, integrity, and initiative.

  • 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 AAPC Code of Ethics.

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

  • Maintain coding certification(s) and educational requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned by Management.

Position Requirements:

  • Certification: CCS, CCS-P, RHIA and/or RHIT certification required

  • 3+ years of outpatient facility coding experience to include ED, SDS, Observation and Ancillary coding

  • Experience in McKesson, Paragon, or 3M a plus