Johns Hopkins Medicine Remote Coding Specialist IV - Inpatient Coding - Academic Division in Baltimore, Maryland
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Remote Coding Specialist IV - Inpatient Coding - Academic Division
Requisition #: 163016
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System,
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Dec. 14, 2017
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The Coding Specialist IV, under the supervision of the Coding Supervisor, Inpatient Coding–Academic Division, analyzes and interprets complex clinical documentation, to accurately code and abstract data for Inpatient records in the Academic Medical Center. Utilizing a computerized encoder and multiple databases, abstracts data from complex clinical documentation in the electronic health record, and assigns classification codes in accordance with Federal, State, and organizational guidelines to ensure accurate coding and reporting. Queries physicians as needed, to clarify documentation to ensure accurate code assignment. Organizes and prioritizes work to meet deadlines and goals. Maintains and expands knowledge of coding and sequencing guidelines to ensure coding compliance and accuracy.
Education/ Work Experience:
Education/Experience/Certification Track 1: High school diploma w/ CCS required. Requires (5) five years’ coding academic or tertiary Inpatient hospital records.
Education/Experience/Certification Track 2: Associates Degree/RHIT required. Requires (3) three years’ coding academic or tertiary Inpatient hospital records.
Education/Experience/Certification Track 3: A minimum of high school diploma or GED is required. Requires (10) ten years’ coding academic or tertiary Inpatient hospital records. CCS preferred.
Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current coding classification systems, concepts, practices, compliance, and policies related to inpatient coding. Able to lead Coding practices across multiple facilities and apply coding and reimbursement differences as governed by state and federal regulations.
Skills: Completion of Academic Hospital Inpatient Diagnosis and Procedure Coding assessment with a minimum of 75% accuracy.
Required Licensure Certification, etc.:
If qualifying under Track 1, a minimum of an AHIMA credential of CCS is required upon hire.
If qualifying under Track 2, a minimum of an AHIMA credential of RHIT is required upon hire.
See Competencies Section
Machines, Tools, Equipment:
Experience with electronic medical records and Coding software required. Experience coding in an Epic environment is highly desirable.
Day Shift, Full Time (40 hours) (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)
Non-Exempt, Pay Grade: NI
Work Location: Remote
Working Conditions: Works in normal office environment where there is little discomfort to due to the extremes of heat, dust, noise, temperature and the like
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