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Coder Level IV

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job SummaryUnder general supervision, reviews medical record documentation to abstract and assign diagnoses, procedures, and modifiers for statistical classification and reimbursement purposes. Performs various coding assignments under the direction of Coding Management. Provides feedback regarding documentation and coding issues. Utilizes software applications and coding references to perform coding related tasks. Additionally, assists in training, mentoring, and quality assurance of all coding levels as assigned or directed by Coding Management. Required to interact with providers and departments as needed. Demonstrates leadership and teambuilding skills. Facility Performs DRG assignment on inpatient accounts. The level 4 inpatient coder's primary task is to code inpatient accounts. Proficiency in PCS and DRG coding required. Experience with writing physician queries required. In addition to coding Inpatient accounts, the level 4 coder may also be tasked with other types of coding from level 1-3 work. Professional A Level IV coder's primary task is coding complex inpatient, observation, surgical and procedural based areas.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Applies advanced knowledge of coding and compliance with a working knowledge of hospital based, teaching physician guidelines.
  • Knowledge of encoder and data abstraction software.
  • Strong knowledge of billing and reimbursement.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Able to think critically.
  • Must be capable of reading and interpreting coding guidelines and making subsequent coding decisions.
  • Knowledgeable in researching coding related topics and issues.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to give professional presentations.
  • Ability to handle a fast paced environment and be a positive role model.
  • Must pass a coding proficiency pre-hire test with 85% accuracy or higher.
  • Computers and Technology:
  • Good computer keyboarding skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Epic experience helpful.
  • Encoder experience helpful. Education Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate required.Experience:
    • Five years medical coding with multi-specialty experience or specialty certification required.
    • Two years' experience in an academic setting required.
    • Proficiency in all major specialties.
    • Strong procedural coding required.
    • Experience reviewing medical record documentation required.Credentials:
      • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) preferred.
      • Coding Certification by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or America Association of Professional Coders (AAPC).Location: \"Remote\" for Colorado residents (Onsite training as needed) Shift: DaysWork Type: Full time Pay RangeMinimum: 30.53Midpoint: 38.22Maximum: 45.87All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.Required
        Preferred
        Job Industries
        • Customer Service

Keywords: Denver Health, Denver , Coder Level IV, Other , Denver, Colorado

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