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Coding Specialist

Company: Kindred Healthcare
Location: Louisville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job # 414150 Date posted 11/16/2021 Description We are recruiting for a Coding Specialist to join our Coding Operations Team. Job Summary: Analyze and translate healthcare diagnosis, procedures and medical services taken from physician documenation, such as H&P, Consults, Progress notes and Operative notes, into alphanumeric codes that are captured in an encoder in order to populate a DRG (Diagnostic Related Groupings) which will be used to create bills for submission to Medicare or health insurance companies inorder to receive hospital payment for services provided. Essential Functions :( Those functions that the individual who holds the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation). * Provide consistent, accurate, and timely coding of medical records for appropriate billing and/or data collection. To provide guidelines for adherence to the Corporate Compliance Initiatives regarding the requirements applicable to Medicare's Prospective Payment System for long-term care facilities. * Code all admissions within 1 business day of registration based on the presence of the history and physical. * Code operative procedures within 2 business days of receipt of documentation. * Code information provided by the facility from paper patient records within two business days of notification. * Attend weekly CDI/Coder calls with HIM and CM in attendance at each facility to discuss possible DRG progressions. * Code discharge patient records within four business days of discharge with accounts with total charges of greater than $250,000 as first priority. * Correspond with CCDI regarding coding and documentation issues utilizing Collaborate daily. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Expectations: * Knowledge of the principles of medical record coding. Expertise and credentials in medical records coding. * Ability to organize and prioritize work in order to meet job demands. * Ability to communicate effectively and present information in an organized manner on a routine basis. * Ability to maintain confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected. * Ability to maintain a good working relationship with peers, superiors and subordinates while working under stressful situations. * Ability to manage several projects/tasks simultaneously. * Technical understanding of coding operating systems (hardware and software). * Communicates effectively and exhibits courteous behavior when dealing with coding department employees, as well as hospital employees served. * Must read, write and speak fluent English. * Must have good and regular attendance. * Approximate percent of time required to travel: * Performs other related duties as assigned. Qualifications * High School or equivalency diploma or satisfactory completion of a college certificate program in Medical Records Coding of at least 30 credits. * Certified or licensed individuals, CCS, CCA, CPC, RHIT, RHIA, RN, CPC, COC * 3 years experience as a medical records coder in a health care facility; or satisfactory completion of a college certificate program in Medical Records Coding of at least 30 credits, and one year of experience working with medical records in a medical records unit in a health care facility; or two years experience equivalent combination of the training and experience. Depending on candidate's qualifications, this position may be filled at a different level.

Keywords: Kindred Healthcare, Louisville , Coding Specialist, Other , Louisville, Kentucky

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