Inpatient Hospital Coder II — Remote

PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is seeking an Inpatient Coder II – Hospital Coding for a Full Time, 1.00 FTE, Variable position. The general salary range for this job opening at PeaceHealth is $29.48 – $44.22. The actual hiring rate is dependent upon several factors, including but not limited to, the job/position responsibilities, location, terms of the applicable collective bargaining agreement, education, training, work experience, seniority, work performance, etc.

This remote opportunity required the caregiver to reside in the state of OR, WA, AK or TX or relocate by date of hire.

Job Summary

Responsible for advanced coding of inpatient, including the assignment of ICD-10-CM diagnosis and PCS procedure codes, as well as the abstraction of clinical information for hospital services.

What you will enjoy:

  • Reviewing the medical record to assure specificity of diagnoses and procedures for compliant code assignment, providing data and accurate/optimal reimbursement for the provision of hospital services.
  • Abstracting information from medical records following established methods and procedures.
  • Identifying problem documents and works with submitting departments to correct errors.
  • Responding to edits both during and after the coding process.
  • Entering charge information when appropriate.
  • Collaborating with clinical documentation integrity nurses and physicians to assure accurate documentation to enhance data capture and reimbursement.
  • Utilizing computer-assisted coding software following very highly defined processes.
  • Providing coding for all type of inpatient coding.

What you will bring:

  • Completion of an Accredited Coding Program or a combination of education and experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.
  • Completion of a formal coding certificate/education program preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years direct work experience in inpatient acute care, hospital-based coding and abstracting for IPPS reimbursement.
  • I have experience with the use of ICD-10-CM and PCS coding systems.
  • Formal training or college coursework from a medical coding accredited school, in lieu of experience may be considered.
  • Knowledge of acute care and critical access reimbursement requirements preferred.
  • Certified Professional Coder – IP Hospital experience, Registered Health Information Administrator or Registered Health Information Technician or Certified Coding Specialist required.

What our Coders are saying:

  • “I enjoy the work that I do, coding. Working with the manager, she is very flexible with my schedule. I am fortunate to have my manager and working on her team of Inpatient coders. We, the team, support each other. For example, as a team we inform each other of free CEUs, which I appreciate. I also appreciate the support, and the many job aids, and educational materials, that are available to me and are so helpful and important.”
  • “I have really enjoyed the Coding and HIM leadership. The flexibility around schedules is helpful. The manager is kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable. The leadership makes me feel I’m heard, represented, and valued”
  • “I will have 20 years in April of this year, and I stay because there is no other place I would want to work. I could retire but I don’t want to – I love my job and I love coming to work every day. I feel like what I do is important, and that I am treated with respect. “
  • “I enjoy the flexibility of the job, the coding support I receive, the education given, and the managers that make me feel valued. PeaceHealth gives a good working hourly wage, flexibility of schedule, and a management team that cares about their employees. There is education given, and coding support to help succeed as an inpatient coder. It’s a great place to work.”

Other Skills:

  • Ability to maneuver through multiple computer applications including encoders, abstracting, groupers, EMR and MS Office applications including Excel and Word required.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, verbal or diagram form. 
  • Demonstrated good judgment and decision-making skills. 
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Able to work in an independent and/or remote environment. 
  • 3M computer-assisted coding experience preferred.
  • Epic EMR experience.

Department / Location Specific Notes

Working Conditions

  • Consistently operates computer and other office equipment.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Sedentary work.
  • Predominantly operates in an office environment.
  • Ability to communicate and exchange accurate information.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.

PeaceHealth requires a completed Primary Vaccine Series (e.g., 2 dose monovalent Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax series or 1 dose J&J vaccine series) or be Up to Date (receiving the most recent Pfizer/Moderna bivalent vaccine/booster) for COVID-19 vaccination prior to their start date. PeaceHealth has a medical and religious exemption request process for those that are unable to receive the COVID-19 primary vaccine series due to medical/religious reasons. For caregivers that will be working in Oregon there is a personal vaccine exemption form that may be requested.

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