Inpatient Coder III – Remote
Maine Medical Center
Full Time, Days
Maine Medical Center is seeking an Inpatient
Coder II. This is the third level of a 4-tier career path. Under the
general direction of the Inpatient Coding Manager or Director, this position is
responsible for the accurate assignment of ICD-9-CM diagnostic and procedural
codes (ICD-10-CM/PCS) for inpatient records; abstracting to determine accuracy
and completeness of the inpatient record; utilizing the 3M Coding
Reimbursement/Epic System to compile data and related work assigned. Coding
staff in this position are able to code encounters of multiple specialties, as
well as mentor and train other coding levels. This position is differentiated
from the Coder II level by the skill and independence to handle complex
inpatient coding scenarios. Data reported is used to meet licensure
requirements, statistical purposes and reimbursement purposes.
Associate’s Degree in Health Information
Management; Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management, or other
science-based degree such as nursing preferred.
Certification for Registered Health Information
Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA),
Registered Nurse (RN), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified Coding
Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC).
Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience as an inpatient
coder at an acute care or academic teaching facility or successful completion
of inpatient coding apprenticeship program.
Advanced coding skills and knowledge of revenue
cycle, billing systems, Epic Electronic Health Record and 3M Encoder, ICD-9-CM
Official Guidelines, ICD-10 training, Computer Assisted Coding Software (CAC), AHA
Coding Clinic and CMS regulations.
Comprehensive knowledge of disease processes,
clinical science, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pathology and
Ability to effectively communicate to serve as a
knowledge resource and mentor on coding and compliance issues.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and
collaboratively with Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (CDIS) and
other healthcare professionals.
To apply, please click here or visit www.careersatmainehealth.org.
About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people
of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a
history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest
medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth, with 637 beds and more
than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in
recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence.
Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a
referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services,
including the state’s only medical school, through a partnership with Tufts
University School of Medicine, and a world-class biomedical research center,
the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Inside and out, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you join Maine
Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, MMC is
committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From
tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training,
mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to
achieve your career goals.
MaineHealth values diversity and
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws
prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin,
religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.