Inpatient Coder
Req #: 43524
Per Diem
Shift: Days
Lewis Rd Facility Coding
United Health Services Hospitals
Binghamton, NY
Weekly hours: Per Diem

Inpatient Coder, Lewis Rd

United Health Services is seeking an Inpatient Coder to join our Lewis Rd team in Johnson City, NY.

Shift: Days
Hours per week: Per Diem
Salary range: $21.97-32.95/hour, depending on experience

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Inpatient Coder Position Overview

Apply the appropriate diagnosis and/or procedure codes for an inpatient discharge with accuracy on grouping to the appropriate MS-DRG or APR Grouper. Code assignments are completed in accordance to coding and reimbursement guidelines with minimal errors.

UHS Wilson Medical Center is a 280-bed hospital and Level II Trauma Center. In this position, you’ll serve a medical facility that is a regional leader in cardiac surgery, neurosurgery and neurosciences, cancer care, maternity and high-risk obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, blood disorder treatment, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. Wilson is a bustling hospital and is a 24-hour designated stroke and chest pain center.

Inpatient Coder Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Assigns ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes and groups to either APR or MS–DRG with required accuracy according to policy.
  • Completes the appropriate number of records according to policy.
  • Abstracts pertinent information from the patient records as outlined in the policy.
  • Utilizes the computer assisted coding application and encoder along with other related resources appropriately in the code assignment process.
  • Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes.
  • Collaborates with clinical documentation specialists to provide physician education and identification of areas for improvement.
  • Keeps abreast of coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements.
  • Brings identified concerns to supervisor or department manager for resolution. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adheres to official coding guidelines.
  • Meets standards for compliance with continuing education (CE) as required by AHIMA or other licensing/certification agency, if applicable.
  • Understands and complies with policies and procedures related to medico-legal matters, including confidentiality, amendment of medical records, release of information and patient rights.

Position Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Within 12 months of hire, candidate must have one of the four requirements:
    • RHIA certification with a Bachelor’s Degree in HIM; OR
    • RHIT certification with an Associate’s Degree in HIM; OR
    • CCS certification; OR
    • Over 5 years of inpatient coding experience

Preferred:

  • Two years’ experience with inpatient coding.
  • Experience with encoding systems.

About United Health Services

United Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving more than 500,000 people in Upstate New York’s Southern Tier region. We offer integrated healthcare services across 60 locations, including four hospitals, three walk-in centers, and 22 primary care offices, in addition to home care services and senior living facilities. The United Health Services system employs more than 6,300 people and comprises 600+ providers who are all committed to providing and supporting the delivery of exceptional patient care.

United Health Services employees and providers are “LOVED!” This means we’re Living Our Values Every Day. Here, you’ll join a team that is dedicated to values-based, coordinated patient care. Every day, we outwardly live our Values of Compassion, Trust, Respect, Teamwork, and Innovation.

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United Health Services in an Equal Opportunity Employer.

United Health Services, Inc. and the members of the UHS System neither are affiliated with, sponsored, endorsed nor approved by, nor otherwise associated with, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), UHS of Delaware, Inc. nor their affiliates, which can be found at www.uhsinc.com.

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