The Inpatient Coder will code and enter diagnoses and procedures for admission claims and discharged inpatient medical records.
The Inpatient Coder will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.
The Inpatient Coder will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
The Inpatient Coder:
Codes and enters diagnoses and procedures for discharged inpatient medical records within appropriate timeframes to meet timely billing requirements.
Codes and enters diagnoses and procedures for admission (interim) claims within appropriate timeframes to meet timely billing requirements.
Answers questions pertinent to ICD-10 guidelines.
Codes outpatient records as needed.
Assists with any coding or compliance audits, as needed.
Participates in communication and education with medical staff concerning documentation issues to support accurate coding and billing.
Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Reports directly to Director, Health Information Management
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
1-2 Years of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding experience and clinical knowledge.
Knowledge of regulatory, billing, and other coding guidelines.
RHIA, RHIT, CCS, or CCS-P certification required, and maintains continuing education requirements.
Previous inpatient rehabilitation coding experience and familiarity with IRF-PAI and IGC.
Advanced computer skills, PC-experience with Windows based applications. Experience with hospital information systems and encoder experience preferred.
Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with other departments, physicians, and key customers.
Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.
Remote coding possibilities after meeting and maintaining productivity standards as well as following employee conduct guidelines.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.