Job Details

Requisition Number 15-0136
Post Date 11/19/2019
Title Inpatient Coder
City Virtual
**$3,000 Sign On Bonus Available for Level 1 and 2 trauma coders**

Coder III: Inpatient Coder
Location: Remote (Telecommute)

About AQuity:
We are committed to the business roots that have made us successful to date. Highly trained staff, supported by industry-leading technology, who are dedicated to delivering cost-effective services that support the clinical and financial outcomes of the healthcare provider organizations we serve. Technologies will come and go, processes and regulations will evolve, but in the end, service is delivered by people. Every day brings you new opportunities to stretch your coding skills, share your expertise, and promote higher quality documentation, and ultimately better patient care.

Position Summary:
As an experienced inpatient coder, you will be responsible for providing coding and abstracting for Hospital Acute Care Trauma I/II services using ICD-10 CM/PCS coding systems. You will use established coding principles, software and your knowledge and experience to assign diagnostic and procedural codes after a thorough review of the medical record to obtain the appropriate DRG. As a coding professional, we may ask you to mentor new hires by providing education and training. We may need for you to perform other responsibilities when production requirements allow.

Essential Functions:
• Reviews medical records to identify pertinent diagnoses and procedures relative to the patient's health care encounter.
• Selects the principal diagnosis and principal procedure, along with other diagnoses and procedures using UHDDS definition. Ensures appropriate DRG assignment.
• Abstracts appropriate information from the medical record based on the guidelines provided by the client and after a thorough review of the medical record.
• Solicits clarification from the physician regarding ambiguous or conflicting documentation in the medical record using guidelines provided by the client.
• May act as a mentor to training coders and/or new hires by providing education and training.
• Maintains current knowledge of the information contained in the Coding Clinic and the Official Inpatient Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
• Ability to meet productivity standards while maintaining a 95% accuracy rate.
• Assists with other responsibilities when requested.
• Maintains effective and professional communication skills.
• Contributes to a positive company image by exhibiting professionalism, adaptability and mutual respect.

• Licenses/Certifications; CCS, RHIT, RHIA preferred.
• Must have a minimum of 3-5 years acute Care Hospital Trauma I/II experience

• Extensive knowledge of ICD-10 CM/PCS coding principles and guidelines, DRG Assignment, MCC/CC capture, federal, state and payor-specific regulations and policies pertaining to documentation, coding and billing
• Understands medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, surgical technology, pharmacology and disease processes
• A high-level coding accuracy, critical thinking skills and attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, must be detailed and articulate
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Must pass Inpatient Pre-Employment Test
o 30 questions, 150 minutes provided to complete
• Must pass Inpatient Coding Proficiency Tests
o 25 questions, 120 minutes provided to complete

Why Work for Aquity:

We offer competitive benefits such as:
• Competitive salary
• Three weeks of paid time off (120 hours) annually
• Seven paid holidays annually
• Signing bonuses
• Job related education reimbursement, CEU and credentials
• Full benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, short- and long-term disability and voluntary life insurance plan.
• 401(k) with matching
• Opportunities to move into mentoring/QA positions

We have a wide array of customers providing our coders the opportunity to work with different environments and specialty areas- so every day is something new and exciting. The best thing- you can do this from the comfort of your own home. Our coders have an opportunity to work remotely and can work flexible hours contingent on client’s needs.

If you would like to join a fast-growing team, please send your resume to:
  • This company is an equal opportunity employer. All decisions concerning the employment relationship are made without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, the presence of any physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Discrimination or harassment based upon any of these factors is wholly inconsistent with our company values and will not be tolerated.
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