Inpatient Coder, PRN

North Mississippi Medical Center   Tupelo, MS   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on December 11, 2021
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Essential Functions:

  • Assigns codes for diagnoses, treatment, and procedures according to the appropriate classification system
    • Utilizes coding principles/guidelines such as ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 Coding
  • Reviews provided documentation to determine principal diagnosis, complications, secondary condition, etc.
  • Assigns appropriate DRG based off of provided documentation
  • Assigns present on admission (POA) indicators values for inpatient diagnoses
  • Abide by NMHS Coding Compliance Policy, ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT Coding
  • Guidelines, Standards, and Ethical Coding
  • Compliance with national and local coverage determination issues
Customer Service:
  • Serves as a resource for coding related questions as needed
  • Attends, demonstrates, and participates in required in-services, quarterly meetings, performance improvement activities, and other educational programs
  • Adheres to NMHS/NMMC Policies/Procedures/Guidelines
  • Complies with applicable Local/State/Federal policies/procedures/guideline/regulations/laws/statues
  • Associates Degree in Health Information Technology or related health care field; required
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS); or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA); required.
  • 3 years of Inpatient coding; required
  • Pre-screening assessment cumulative average score of 80% or higher; preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of coding experience with ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 schemes; required
  • Knowledge of medical terminology; required
  • Must be able to read and interpret medical record documentation; required
  • Working knowledge of computers and computer software programs (i.e. Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, etc.)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; required
  • Minimum of 90-days on-site training