Job Details

Requisition Number 000536-01
Post Date 7/24/2019
Title Outpatient Coder
City Virtual
Description Outpatient Coder Location: Remote (Telecommute) About Aquity:


Position Summary:

As an experienced Aquity coder you will be responsible for providing coding and abstracting services for clients outpatient records such as same day surgery, emergency room or ancillary records using ICD-10 CM/PCS and CPT/HCPCS coding 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. As a coding leader, you will participate in industry forums as well as support coding education within the team . You may also have occasional QA responsibilities as production requirements allow. You will be located on a remote basis at a home office.

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.
-Participates in Coding Roundtables through presentation of materials, articles and current issues related to coding and Health Information Management.
-Maintains current knowledge of the information contained in the Coding Clinic, CPT Assistant, and the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting.
-Maintains effective and professional communication skills. -
-Contributes to a positive company image by exhibiting professionalism, adaptability and mutual respect.
-Assists in working the QA queue for their assigned client when requested.

Requirements:
-CCS, CPC, RHIA or RHIT required.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Must have a minimum of 3 years of related coding experience; 5-7 years preferred. -Understands medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, surgical technology, pharmacology and disease processes.
-Extensive knowledge of ICD-10 CM/PCS and CPT/HCPCS coding principles and guidelines, reimbursement systems, federal, state and payor-specific regulations and policies pertaining to documentation, coding and billing. •
-Must pass coding proficiency test.

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
-Job related education reimbursement, CEU and credentials
-Opportunity to work remotely and can work flexible hours contingent on clients needs.

Aquityl is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.
  • 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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