Specialty Coder - 100% Remote
Company: Ardent Health Services
Location: New York
Posted on: November 23, 2021
This position is 100% remote.
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Ardent Shared Coding
Reports to: Inpatient Coder - Inpatient Coding Manager or
Outpatient Coder - Outpatient Coding Manager
Who is Ardent?
Ardent Health Services invests in people, technology, facilities
and communities, producing high-quality care and extraordinary
results. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent's subsidiaries own
and operate 30 hospitals in six states with more than 26,000
employees including 1,000+ employed providers and $4.4B in annual
Getting it Right
To achieve appropriate and timely reimbursement and data integrity,
the Specialty Coder must work Health Information Integrity (HII)
review nurses, and physicians/providers in clarifying
documentation, providing education and ensuring accurate and
compliant application of correct coding principles for hospital
cardiac services and other more complex specialties.
The Specialty Coder is responsible for the following:
Works with HII nurses, cardiology departments and
cardiologists/providers on an ongoing basis to assist
physicians/providers in complete and accurate documentation through
concurrent processes, and where necessary, retrospective
Serves as a subject matter expert to coders relative to cardiac and
related diagnoses and procedures or procedures complex in
nature.Assign ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes and present on
admission (POA) indicatorsCardiac services include but not limited
to: Valve replacements, CardiAmp, NICU, Watchman, Heart Mate,
Pacemakers/AICD, Interventional Radiology procedures,
Electrophysiology procedures, clinical trial procedures
Complex services include: Spinal fusions, burns, spinal
stimulators, kypoplasty (outpatient)
Assigns CPT and HCPCS outpatient procedure codes and ICD-10-CM
Maintains average productivity and quality standards based on
Ardent Shared Coding standards.
Maintains at least a 95% accuracy rate.
Abstracts facility required data in the electronic system.
Accurate assignment of Discharge Disposition status.
Works applicable edits as needed.
Communicates issues to the appropriate Coding Manager.
Thorough understanding of ICD-10 Official Coding Guidelines for
Coding and Reporting and AHA Coding Clinic.
Through understanding of HCPCS/CPT coding systems and CPT Assistant
and Coding Clinic for HCPCS guidelines.
Thorough understanding of Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment
System (IPPS), Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups
Thorough understanding of Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment
System (OPPS), Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC).
Understanding of coding resources and tools.
Acknowledgement of receipt and review of updated Ardent coding
Maintains continuing education (CE) requirements per Ardent
Are you ready?
We are seeking the right blend of experience and education.
Successful completion of a Medical Terminology, Anatomy and
Physiology, and Pharmacology course
Successful completion of an ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT/HCPCS coding
training and/or classes
Comprehensive knowledge of Interventional Cardiology Coding
Bachelor's degree in a health related profession, or Associate's
degree with relevant healthcare experience (equivalent to
Coding credential required (RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC-H, CPC, etc.)
Experience & Requirements :
Minimum 2 years coding with emphasis on cardiac services preferred
with coding/abstracting experience in ICD-10-CM/PCS inpatient or
outpatient coding. Advanced training in ICD-10.
Computer and software skills, including Word, Excel,
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills, including professional, team player,
able to communicate well with others on all levels; pleasing
personality, positive; regular contacts with other personnel
throughout and outside the facility
What's in it for me?
Fun, energetic people!
Programs that reach out to our community
Competitive Paid Time Off program
401(k) Retirement Savings
Bonus targets based on company and individual performance
Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
Company provided & Optional Life Insurance
Healthcare & dependant care flexible spending accounts
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