Emory Healthcare/Emory University Hospital Inpatient Coder III in Decatur, Georgia
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The Hospital Inpatient Coder III uses clinical coding knowledge based on the Official Coding Conventions guidelines and AHA Coding Clinic, to assign ICD-9 and/or ICD-10 codes to the highest level of accuracy for each inpatient encounter.
Works closely with physicians, clinical documentation improvement specialist, quality, and patient finance staff.
Plays a key role in billing, research, internal and external reporting, and regulatory compliance.
Ensures accuracy of DRGs and appropriate extraction of core data into HIM abstracting system to data warehouse repository.
Facilitates accurate data for patient acuity, severity of illness, and quality outcomes.
High School diploma or equivalent preferred.
5 years inpatient and outpatient coding experience in an acute care environment.
Must complete coding proficiency evaluation.
Extensive knowledge and understanding of MS-DRGs, disease process, clinical pharmacology, anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (Medium-Heavy) 36-75 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 20-35 lbs, 34-66% of the workday; (frequently); 10-20 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 75 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 35 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking; Occasional sitting; Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing); Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks;
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure; Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors; Communicable diseases; Electrical shock; Floor Surfaces; Hot/Cold Temperatures; Indoor/Outdoor conditions; Latex; Lighting ; Patient care/handling injuries; Radiation ; Shift work; Travel may be required; Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators; environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks
Hospital Inpatient Coder l-lll, Salary: $20.10- $40.85/hour, The grade and salary of the position are based on specific criteria met within the qualifications of each level, relevant experience, skills, performance and internal equity. This position is eligible for shift differentials.
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Division Emory Healthcare Inc.
Campus Location Decatur, GA, 30033
Campus Location US-GA-Decatur
Department EHI Health Records Integrity
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 117016
Job Category Revenue Cycle & Managed Care
Standard Hours 40 Hours
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