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Inpatient Coder

Company: Kaiser
Location: Napa
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision, the Inpatient Coder is responsible for the accurate coding and abstracting of inpatient cases or services (diagnosis, conditions and procedures) from medical record documentation. Assign codes and modifiers using the appropriate version of ICD-CM, ICD-PCS, CPT and HCPCS as well as other specialty systems as required by diagnostic category. The Inpatient Coder is expected to code and abstract Observation (OBS), Hospital Ambulatory Surgery (HAS), Emergency Department (ED), and complex Hospital Outpatient Visit (CHOY) services when needed.

All work must be performed in accordance with the rules, regulations and coding conventions of ICD-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, Coding Clinic published by the American Hospital Association, the ICD-CM, ICD-PCS, CPT and HCPCS code book, CPT Assistant, NCCI Edits, CMS, OSHPD and Kaiser Permanentes organizational and institutional coding guidelines.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Coding and Abstracting: Reviews medical record documentation to identify diagnoses/procedures to be coded.
  • Independently organizes and prioritizes work assignments to ensure that records are coded timely and compliantly in conformance with regulatory requirements.
  • Codes all appropriate diagnosis and procedures from the medical record using ICD-CM, ICD-PCS, CPT and HCSPCS coding classification systems.
  • Responsible for the sequencing of diagnoses and procedures in accordance with guidelines outlined in ICD-CM, ICD-PCS, CPT, Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set, Medicare regulations and other appropriate classification systems.
  • Determines that the DRG is appropriate for each case and reviews DRG discrepancies to ensure appropriate group of each case.
  • Verifies and abstracts the appropriate data from the medical records to meet requirements for data submission and reporting.
  • Corrects data when needed.
  • Ensures that all data abstracted is consistent with guidelines outlined by TJC, OSHPD, CMS and regional and local KP policies.
  • Ensures the accuracy and integrity of data abstracted and coded based upon medical record documentation prior to data submission or coding completion.
  • Interacts with physicians to clarify and accurately document patient diagnostic and procedural information.
  • Ensures timely data completion by meeting coding/abstracting productivity/quality standards established for the Inpatient Coder position.
  • Interacts with physicians to clarify and accurately document patient diagnostic and procedural information.
  • Ensures timely data completion by meeting coding/abstracting productivity/quality standards established for the Inpatient Coder position.
  • Confidentiality/Security of Systems: Maintains and complies with policies and procedures for confidentiality of all patient records.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of privacy and security of systems and associated policies and procedures for maintaining the security of the data contained within the systems.
  • Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
    Grdae 650

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Three years of continuous hospital coding experience within the last five years.
      • High School Diploma or GED and demonstrated completion of classes in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, current ICD-CM, ICD-PCS and CPT coding conventions and disease process from an accredited program.
        License, Certification, Registration
        • Registered Health Information Technician Certificate OR Registered Health Information Administrator Certificate OR Certified Coding Specialist

          Additional Requirements:
          • Basic knowledge of and use of computer keyboard and mouse.
          • Achieve a minimum score of 75% on the KP Inpatient Coding test.
          • Must be able to meet productivity and quality standards established for the position.
          • Demonstrated ability to understand the clinical content of a health record and translate to coding.
          • Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and disease process to interpret general medical classifications for inpatient services.
          • Demonstrated knowledge regarding the review of cases for coding quality and coding compliance.
          • Basic knowledge of reimbursement methodologies and conventions and knowledge of rules and guidelines for the appropriate and current coding classifications.
          • Ability to communicate with physicians regarding the clarification of dagnoses/procedures and the sequencing of diagnoses.
          • Must maintain coding credential and complete the required Continuing Education (CE) units.
          • Must abide by the AHIMA and AAPC code of ethics.
          • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.

            Preferred Qualifications:
            • N/A
              PrimaryLocation : California,Santa Rosa,Santa Rosa Hospital
              HoursPerWeek : 40
              Shift : Day
              Workdays : Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
              WorkingHoursStart : 07:30 AM
              WorkingHoursEnd : 04:00 PM
              Job Schedule : Full-time
              Job Type : Standard
              Employee Status : Regular
              Employee Group/Union Affiliation : A01 SEIU United Healthworkers
              Job Level : Individual Contributor
              Job Category : Medical Records,Health Information Management
              Department : Oakland Reg - 1800 Harrison - Hospital Coding Operations - 0208
              Travel : No
              Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

Keywords: Kaiser, Napa , Inpatient Coder, Other , Napa, California

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