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Coder (CERT-INPATIENT) McAllen Medical Center

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Coder (CERT-INPATIENT) McAllen Medical Center

Job Code:  219713
Facility: South Texas Health System
Location: MC ALLEN, TX US Southern
Region: Southern
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1
Position Summary:
POSITION SUMMARY: Performs the functions of all services of IP coding. Responsible and accountable for coding and DRG accuracy, timeliness of coding, and utilization of systems used to perform coding functions. Maintains relationship with Coding Manager/Supervisor, CDI team, Business Office and Case Management staff. Performs primary function of coding inpatient records, to include DRG assignment and validation. Maintains knowledge of outpatient coding and other areas to assist as needed. Utilizes the 3M Encoder to code and classify accurately all medical records according to ICD-10-CM/PCS. Responsible and accountable for maintaining performance skills.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Three to Five years inpatient coding experience required. 2. Advanced training in medical coding (ICD10-CM/PCS, CPT and APC). 3. Medical terminology, anatomy and physiology required. 4. Computer skills. 5. Ability to read medical reports, interpret lab values pertinent to coding diagnoses, abstract pertinent information from records and to provide meaningful information by telephone or letter in replying to inquiries. 6. Ability to work remotely. Must be able to provide high speed internet at place of residence at the expense of the employee, with a work area that is in adherence to privacy and security policies and procedures. 7. Must demonstrate commitment and adherence to STHS’s Compliance Program and Code of Conduct through compliance with all policies and procedures, the Code of Conduct, attendance at required training and immediately reporting suspected compliance issue(s) to the Compliance Officer. EDUCATION / LICENSURE: 1. RHIT, RHIA or CCS. 2. Able to travel between facilities. 3. High School or GED required. College preferred.

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