Outpatient Coding Coordinator

Company Name: St. Luke's University Health Netowrk
Job Title: Outpatient Coding Coordinator
Work Setting: Hospital
Job Function: Coder,Other
Job Type: Full-Time

Introduction: St. Luke's University Health Network is a nonprofit, regional health network providing care, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.Job Description: The Outpatient Coordinator acts as a resource to the outpatient coding professionals for the assignment of appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnosis and AMA CPT-4 procedure codes to individual patient medical records for data retrieval, analysis and claims processing. Codes and abstracts all pertinent medical information according to ICD-10-CM, CPT-4 Coding, UHDDS guidelines and CMS directives. Ensures data quality through department reviews. Performs data entry of abstracted records into Network’s health information computer system. Collaborates with multiple departments including Health Information Management and Finance to ensure appropriate flow of patient health information. Position starts in-house, after training period part-time remote work available.

PHYSICAL/SENSORY DEMANDS: Sitting for up to 7 hours per day, 3 hours at a time. Repetitive arm/finger use retrieving/viewing computerized patient medical record and abstracting of patient information. Extended periods of vision use for reviewing computerized patient records, abstracting of patient information, approximately 7 hours per day, 3 hours at a time. Hearing as it relates to normal conversation. Occasionally may be required to use upper extremities to lift up to 10 lbs.; stoop, bend, or reach to retrieve resource materials and/or paper records in accordance with department downtime policy; use of wheel cart to and from Medical Records Department.

Required Qualifications :
EDUCATION: Formal HIM education with national certification RHIA, RHIT and/or CCS coding certification required from the American Health Information management Association. Candidates with 5 years experience and certification eligible within one year considered. If candidate is RHIA, RHIT and/or CCS-eligible, candidate will be expected to obtain their AHIMA credential within two years of hire date to retain position with St. Luke’s University Health Network.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years outpatient coding experience in acute care setting required.Preferred Qualifications : Teaching hospital setting preferred. Past auditing experience or strong training background in coding and reimbursement preferred. Previous experience with EPIC health information system and 3M encoding system preferred.

Compensation/Benefits : Excellent benefits package available.
EOE. Ask about our $5,000 sign-on-bonus!

Instructions for Resume Submission : Please apply on-line to job R6340.Apply Online : http://www.slhn.org/careersCity: Allentown

(8/2/2017 - 10/31/2017)