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Job Title: Remote IP Coding Analyst II Hospital Based

Employer:Lehigh Valley Health Network
Type:Full-TimeRemote
Skills:Med Terminology,ICD-10-CM,CPT and coding guidelines,
Specialties:Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology,
Required Certifications:AHIMA or AAPC approved coding certification.
Preferred Certifications:Bachelor's degree and CCS preferred
Required Experience:3 to 4 years
Preferred Experience:5 to 7 years
Location:Allentown, PA
* Note: This listing is for a remote position
Date Posted:1/25/2020

Imagine a career at one of the nation's most advanced health networks.

 Be part of an exceptional health care experience. Join the inspired, passionate team at Lehigh Valley Health Network, a nationally recognized, forward-thinking organization offering plenty of opportunity to do great work.

LVHN has been ranked among the "Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years. We're a Magnet(tm) Hospital, having been honored four times with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's prestigious distinction for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Finally, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Muhlenberg and Lehigh Valley Hospital - Pocono each received an 'A' grade on the Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group for spring 2018, the highest grade in patient safety. These recognitions highlight LVHN's commitment to teamwork, compassion, and technology with an unrelenting focus on delivering the best health care possible every day. 

Whether you're considering your next career move or your first, you should consider Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Job Summary: REMOTE OPPORTUNITY 

Performs diagnostic and procedural ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding primarily for inpatient hospital discharges of a medium acuity (all clinical specialties and LOS). Also responsible for covering inpatient discharges assigned to Level I in the event of a backlog. Enters demographic, diagnostic and procedural data into the hospital information system. The output of the Section is used for financial and billing purposes, to meet licensure requirements, network quality initiatives, for statistics, and for public hospital and physician reporting.

Minimum Requirements: Associates degree in a healthcare related field or Coding curriculum to include - Med Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, ICD-10-CM, CPT and coding guidelines. Requires AHIMA or AAPC approved coding certification.

3 years acute care coding experience. Requires knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, DRGs/prospective payment, severity of illness classification, UHDDS definitions, coding guidelines, and applicable regulatory agency requirements. Ability to interpret existing documentation and discern when clarification of documentation may lead to more accurate coding, i.e., more specificity, reconciliation of ambiguous or conflicting documentation, and appropriate recording of case mix and patient severity. Requires strong analytical and investigative skills in order to assign appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes and to maintain data integrity. Demonstrated written communication skills required to convey documentation issues to physicians and other clinicians. Basic computer skills (windows, medical record and Microsoft Office software, etc.) and basic knowledge of standard office equipment.


Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and CCS preferred


Licensure and Certifications: AHIMA or AAPC Certification
 

Influenza vaccination is required at most LVHN facilities for all colleagues with patient contact unless medically contraindicated or due to a bona fide religious belief or practice, and is strongly encouraged for all colleagues.

Lehigh Valley Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with, and where applicable, in addition to federal, state and local employment regulations, Lehigh Valley Health Network will provide employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or other such protected classes as may be defined by law. All personnel actions and programs will adhere to this policy. Personnel actions and programs include, but are not limited to recruitment, selection, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, educational programs and/or social activities.


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