Inpatient Coder Abstractor–Health Information Management: 112772 Br
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Posted by: Sentara on Jun 11, 2019


Location:

Charlottesville, VA

Job Description:

Overview
Sentara Healthcare is hiring Inpatient Coder/Abstractors (Remote or On-Site)
Shift: Full Time, Days
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Washington
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North Carolina
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Have you been looking for a position where you can put all of your education and coding skills to use while being able to work remotely from home at the same time?
We may not be right next door, but to join our team-you only have to go as far as your living room!
We are a leading not-for-profit Healthcare system that is looking for talented, dedicated healthcare professionals like yourself. For more information about these exciting remote and on-site opportunities, please email tmsinger@sentara.com or complete an application online today!
Sentara Benefits:
Sentara employees strive to make our communities healthier places to live. We're setting the standard for medical excellence within a vibrant, creative, and highly productive workplace. For more information about our employee benefits, CLICK HERE !
Join our team, where we are committed to quality healthcare, improving health every day, and provide the opportunity for training, development, growth!

Responsibilities
Codes inpatient accounts applying appropriate ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS/CPT-4 codes for hospital reimbursement, mortality & morbidity outcomes, research & statistical and regulatory compliance. Abstracts, codes and assigns necessary demographic and clinical data elements required for inpatient records. Effectively utilizes encoder software to assure appropriate reimbursement and accurate DRG & MSDRG assignment. Completes all work in accordance with defined productivity and quality standards. As necessary, consults or queries the physician for additional information or clarification of diagnoses, co-morbid/secondary conditions, and procedures. Provides physicians education on coding, documentation and medical necessity requirements. Assures optimal ethical reimbursement for coded encounters and assures coding practices fall within established compliance guidelines. Uses concurrent documentation database to accurately reflect queries and updates to DRG cases. Must work collaboratively with Nursing Staff on Concurrent Documentation Improvement Team for severity levels within coding guidelines. Performs other related duties as requested by HIM management.

Qualifications
Education Level
High School Grad or Equivalent

Experience
Required: Coding - 2 years
Preferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

License
Required: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below
Preferred: Cert Coding Specialist

Skills
None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

Other
Educational coursework in anatomy, physiology, and current coding practices required. CCS or CIC required within 1 year of hire

HR. Website URL:

http://www.sentaracareers.com/career-opportunities/

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About Sentara Healthcare

Sentara Healthcare is one of the most progressive and integrated health care organizations in the nation, located mainly in Southeast Virginia and Northern North Carolina with additional sites in Charlottesville, Covington, Harrisonburg and Woodbridge, VA. Sentara operates more than 100 care giving sites, including 12 acute care hospitals including 7 in Hampton Roads, 1 in Northern Virginia and 2 in the Blue Ridge Region, 1 in Southwestern Virginia and 1 in Northeastern North Carolina, outpatient care facilities, nursing centers, assisted living centers, advanced imaging centers and about 380 primary care and multi-specialty physicians. Sentara also offers a full range of award-winning health coverage plans, home health and hospice services, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, including Nightingale - the region’s first air ambulance service. Sentara Healthcare is an acknowledged leader in patient safety and quality innovation. Founded in 1888 as the Retreat for the Sick in Norfolk, Virginia, Sentara has ranked for more than a decade among the nation's top integrated healthcare systems by Modern Healthcare magazine and is the #1 most integrated health care system for two consecutive years. We invite you to share our Vision. To be the healthcare of choice in the communities we serve.

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