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Inpatient Coder

Brentwood, Tennessee

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Success within a company doesn’t just happen. It requires committed teams of talented people who understand and embrace an organization’s goals and work together at the highest level to achieve them. As a member of the Health Support Center (HSC) team, you’ll work collaboratively with a great group of people to serve Lifepoint’s diversified healthcare delivery network of hospitals and care sites across the nation. We know that providing high-quality care depends on our ability to find, keep and empower creative and determined people who share in our commitment to our mission: Making communities healthier.

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  • Competitive pay

    We offer competitive pay for all employees based on the market, role, skill set and experience.

  • Growth opportunities and succession planning

    Our succession planning initiatives identify an internal bench of top talent and offer development opportunities to prepare them to fill crucial roles in the organization as they become available.

  • Insurance (for eligible employees)

    We’re committed to you and your family feeling supported and secure – our benefits include medical, eye, prescription, life insurance, and more.

  • Collaborative work environment

    We know that providing high-quality care depends on our ability to find, keep and empower creative and determined people who work together to advance our mission – making communities healthier.

  • Paid time off (for eligible employees)

    At Lifepoint, we believe in a strong work-life balance and offer competitive paid time off.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    As a Lifepoint employee, you and your family will have access to counseling and relationship support, legal services, financial services and more.

Inpatient Coder

Brentwood, Tennessee

Job ID 7410-7092 Date posted 07/10/2024
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INPATIENT CODER

****Must have Inpatient Coding experience with ICD-10-PCS****

Lifepoint Health is a leader in community-based care and driven by a mission of Making Communities Healthier. Our diversified healthcare delivery network spans 29 states and includes 63 community hospital campuses, 32 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and more than 170 additional sites of care across the healthcare continuum, such as acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. We believe that success is achieved through talented people. We want to create places where employees want to work, with opportunities to pursue meaningful and satisfying careers that truly make a difference in communities across the country.

We are always looking for people inspired to help us in our mission. If you are someone who wants to change the lives of patients, drive success for our partners and be part of a team driven to improve care, we may have your next opportunity.

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Assign diagnosis and procedure codes using the appropriate coding classification system on all episodes of care inpatient encounters according to coding conventions, guidelines, and hospital policy, analyzing questionable documentation to ensure the accuracy of the information and resolve identified issues. Ensure the accurate selection of the principal diagnosis, principal procedure, and all applicable diagnoses and procedures. Ensure compliance with official guidelines (ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and/or AHA Coding Clinic), AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding, and LifePoint Health Support Center (HSC) policies and procedures. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assign appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes utilizing ICD 10-CM/PCS codes according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for hospital billing.
  • Achieve and maintain 95% accuracy on quality reviews and assigned productivity standards.
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable rules, regulations, policies, laws, and guidelines that impact the coding area.
  • Follow coding workflows for service type to include addressing compliance reviews.
  • Submit physician queries when clarification of documentation is needed.
  • Facilitate a positive working relationship with physicians, nurses, medical staff, and hospital employees to ensure that all work-related encounters are productive.
  • May assist in training and reviewing the work of other coders for accuracy and efficiency.
  • Make recommendations to the supervisor, and implement and monitor results as appropriate in support of the overall goals of the department.
  • Seek advice and guidance as needed to ensure proper understanding.
  • Assist others with responsibilities and adjusts work schedule to meet department needs.
  • Use independent discretion/decision-making while effectively working remotely.
  • Attend required educational webinars, conference calls, and other coding seminars, and participate in all formal and informal coding discussions.
  • Maintain coding education hours and renew annual coding credentials as applicable.
  • Complete all assigned compliance courses within the designated period.
  • Conform to AHIMA’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Coding, LifePoint Attendance Policy, and ensure patient/employee privacy and dignity by maintaining confidentiality with no infractions.
  • Other related job tasks or responsibilities as assigned.

Education: 
Associate degree in health-related field preferred.    

Experience: 
One year of inpatient coding experience in an acute care hospital is preferred.

Certifications: 
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.


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