|Specialties:||All Hospital based Clinic, Ancillary
|Required Certifications:||COC or CCS
|Required Experience:||5 to 7 years
|Location:||30600, Northwestern Highway Suite 305 Farmington Hills 48334, MI, US* Note: This listing is for a remote position
Outpatient Coder (REMOTE)
DEPARTMENT: HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
REPORTS TO: Senior Coding Manager
SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Demonstrates the
ability to perform quality coding on clinic, ancillary, wound care,
emergency room / E&M and outpatient surgery records.
- Maintains a
working knowledge of ICD-10-CM and CPT coding principles, governmental
regulations, official coding guidelines.
- Assures that all
services documented in the patient's chart are coded with appropriate
ICD-10 and CPT codes. Experience with OPTUM strongly preferred.
services/diagnoses are not documented appropriately, seeks to attain
proper documentation in a timely manner according to facility standards.
- Achieves and
maintains 95% accuracy in coding while maintaining a high level of
- The coder must be
proficient with using Optum and will be expected to abstract, code, clear
edits, and assign necessary demographic and clinical data elements as
needed. Our OP Coder will be expected to write an appropriate non-leading
- The coder must
actively participate in educational opportunities to continually improve
his/her coding skills and knowledge.
- Must have
computer/system proficiency and be able to research coding questions. Must
be able to work independently, be self-motivated, and have a strong work
- Coders are
responsible for maintaining HIPAA compliant work-stations (reference HIPAA
work station policy) and are responsible for maintaining patient privacy
at all times.
MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT
OPERATED: Computer/PC, Windows
10. Must have a HIPAA compliant personal computer running Windows 10 or higher.
completion of a coding certificate program with AHIMA or AAPC approval
status, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, COC, CPC certification status preferred.
AHIMA or AAPC credentials preferred.
- At least 2-year
HIM Associates Degree Preferred
EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years coding experience with thorough
understanding of the coding process. Comprehensive knowledge of disease
classifications, nomenclature, anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and
medical record practices required for coding. Demonstrated communication skills
both written and verbal and the ability to gather and communicate technical and
clinical information regarding case finding, reporting and coding. Demonstrated
ability to organize and implement work assignments independent of direct
supervision. Experience working
with HIM coding software, EHR (Electronic Health Records), Computer Assisted
Coding software (especially OPTUM) and Microsoft applications required.