Inpatient Coder (Remote)

OverviewThe Sr. Inpatient Coder reports directly to the HIMS Coding Manager and the System Director of Health Information Management Services (HIMS). This senior role is responsible for following all national standards of coding and the Riverside policies and procedures associated with the coding classification schemes (SNOMed CPT and ICD10/PCS). Assigns diagnostic and procedure codes to simple record types up to highly complex record types. Contributes to the proper management of health information through consistent and accurate code assignment processes adhering to all regulatory coding principles rules and regulations to ensure receipt of accurate reimbursement. Works in collaboration with the Clinical Documentation Improvement team to ensure accurate DRG assignment and works closely with management to resolve problems and meet deadlines. Assigns ICD-10 codes within the established coding guidelines rules and regulations. Reviews medical records to determine accurate assignment of inpatient codes including (but not limited to) missing/incorrect procedure codes missing/incorrect diagnosis codes DRG validation and code sequencing. Ensures the data integrity of coded patient records and validates the documentation is sufficient to support the assigned codes. Verifies correct discharge disposition based on medical documentation. Researches patient accounts in response to questions and/or errors. Collaborates with the CDI nurse to identify query opportunities for documentation improvement and to ensure accurate DRG assignment. Participates in the development of coding policies and procedures as well as training materials. Assists team leads with huddles. Mentors and helps train coders. The Sr. Inpatient Coder is able to code in ICD10CM ICD10PCS and CPT coding for the department.This position is eligible to work remotely.Riverside began serving the Virginia Peninsula community in 1916. In 1963, Riverside moved to the present 72-acre location in Newport News on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. A 450-bed facility, Riverside Regional Medical Center is the Virginia Peninsulas most comprehensive medical facility combining the most recent computerized medical technology with a healing environment. The Pavilion is a 250,000 sq. ft., $107 million, 3-story addition to Riverside Regional Medical Center, which opened in 2013. This acute care facility provides a regional cancer care center, the Peninsula regions only comprehensive stroke center, the areas only open-heart surgery program, the regions only Level II Trauma Center, and a cornerstone neurosciences program that includes the Chesapeake, Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center.QualificationsEducation: High School Diploma or equivalent required.Experience: 4 – 6 years of active acute care coding experience required. Use of encoder (3M preferred) and use of an EMR (EPIC preferred). Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, the human disease process, clinical science, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and laboratory medicine.Certification: One of the following is required: CCS, CCA, RHIA, RHIT, or CIC AHIMA/AAPC. CCS preferred. LSS yellow belt – preferred.#ZR