Certified Coder/Analyst

Certified Coder/Analyst

Location: Carmel, NY, United States
Requisition ID: 8997
Salary Range: 17.07 – 32.47 HOURLY
Work Shift: Monday-Friday Day Shift
FT/PT/PD: FULL-TIME
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt

Description

Remote Coder positions are available in all statesEXCEPT CA and HI

Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and outpatient locations Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers Medical Center in New York plus multiple primary and specialty care physician practices locations.

Purpose:Accurately codes and abstracts outpatient medical records for reimbursement and statistical purposes using established coding guidelines. Reviews coding and amends coding edits to assure compliance with all applicable regulations.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Codes all outpatient medical records in a timely and accurate manner according to department policy – ED (Emergency Department), Facilities, Injection & Infusion Outpatient Coding
  • Defines and transforms verbal descriptions of diseases, injuries, and procedures into numerical designations (codes) using ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 according to established coding guidelines
  • Initiates a physician/department query when there is conflicting, incomplete, or ambiguous documentation in the record or additional information is needed for accurate coding
  • Enters all required information accurately into computer system for reimbursement and statistical purposes
  • Remains abreast of all applicable Federal, State, regulatory and hospital-specific coding guidelines
  • Applies applicable guidelines to all cases coded to ensure accuracy of selected codes
  • Accesses and research applicable reference materials to further support decision-making in code selection
  • Participates in Performance Improvement/Quality Assurance activities
  • Reports on software and hardware problems
  • Attends required educational sessions (webinars, conferences etc.) to maintain and enhance coding certification(s)
  • Maintain and Model Nuvance Health Values
  • Demonstrates regular, reliable, and predictable attendance
  • Performs other duties as required

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Associates degree or equivalent
  • 4 years of coding experience in ED (Emergency Department), Facilities, Injection & Infusion Outpatient Coding

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:

  • Knowledge of ICD-10, CPT-4, Disease Pathology, Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology
  • Advanced knowledge of ED (Emergency Department), Facilities, Injection & Infusion Outpatient Codingguidelines
  • Basic familiarity with MS Office applications (Word, Excel. Outlook)
  • Usage of coding manuals and regulatory websites for research

License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:

  • Required: Certification from the America Academy Professional Coders (AAPC) or the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): CPC or CCS

Work Type: Full-Time

Standard Hours: 40.00

Work Shift: Monday-Friday Day Shift

Org Unit: 879

Department: Health Information Management

Exempt: No

Grade: U4

Salary Range: $16.32-$31.05

EOE, including disability/vets.

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview, please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable accommodation requests only). Please provide all information requested to assure that you are considered for current or future opportunities