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Inpatient Coding Sr Associate

Company: Nebraska Medicine
Location: Omaha
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Serious Medicine is what we do. Being extraordinary is who we are. Every colleague plays a key role in upholding this promise to our patients and their families. Shift:First Shift (United States of America)Shift Details: Flexible 8 hour shifts RemoteWhy Nebraska Medicine : Our shared values reflect who we are and why we're here and include, Innovation, Teamwork, Excellence, Accountability, Courage and Healing.

  • Competitive Benefits including retirement match contribution, PTO accrual, tuition reimbursement
  • Lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care
  • Forbes Magazine recognizes us in their list of America's top employers and the best employer in Nebraska . Come join us Review hospital inpatient clinical documentation and assign correct diagnosis and procedure codes to ensure accurate clinical information and reimbursement for the organization. Work closely with clinical quality areas to review requests as it relates to organizational quality reporting data. Analyze to facilitate appropriate Diagnosis Related Group (DRG), Severity of Illness, Risk of Mortality, appropriate POA indicators and Hospital Acquired Conditions.

    Required Qualifications: High school education or equivalent required. Complete accredited course work for coding certificate with current credentialing as Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), or Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H) or completion of an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) accredited Health Information Management (HIM) program with current credentialing as an RHIT/ RHIA required. Minimum of three years post-secondary education with coursework in business, medical assistant program or nursing assistant program OR equivalent combination of education/experience in coding (one year of education equals one year of experience) required. Demonstrated analytical abilities to identify and comprehend opportunities for coding and documentation improvement through observation, data analysis and interpretation required. Knowledge in PC based applications, specifically an encoder required. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain working relationships in department and hospital to foster a team environment required. Must be a self-starter, exercise independent problem solving skills and manage job priorities in a self-directed manner required. Effective verbal and written communication skills required. Demonstrated knowledge of International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Diagnosis and Procedure coding, Diagnosis Related Group (DRG), Severity of Illness (SOI), Present on Admission (POA), Risk of Mortality (ROM) and Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) required. Knowledge of coding guidelines required.

    Preferred Qualifications: Prior coding experience preferred. Experience coding in an acute care facility preferred. Inpatient facility coding experience preferred. Completion of an AHIMA accredited HIM program with current credentialing as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) OR Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred. Knowledge of state/federal rules and regulations pertaining to healthcare coding preferred. Knowledge of inpatient coding query process preferred.

    Nebraska Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and protected veterans' status.

Keywords: Nebraska Medicine, Omaha , Inpatient Coding Sr Associate, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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