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Inpatient Coding Specialist

Inpatient Coding Specialist

Virtual Desk Jobs
April 14, 2019
Columbus, GA
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The Inpatient Coding Specialist is a temporary, non-exempt, remote position reporting to the Coding Manager for our Provider Coding & Audit division.  Review clinical documentation and diagnostic results as appropriate to extract data and apply appropriate ICD-9-CM codes for billing, internal and external reporting, research, and regulatory compliance.


  • Assigns codes for all diagnostic and operative information from the medical record using ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS level 2 coding classification systems.
  • Selects the DRG for each in-patient case.
  • Reviews DRG discrepancies from the fiscal intermediary to ensure the appropriate per case DRG assignment.
  • Verifies and abstracts all medical data from the record to complete a data abstract on hospital encounters.
  • Corrects data as appropriate. Ensures that all data abstracted and/or coded are consistent with guidelines outlined by JCAHO, OSHPD and CMS, regional and local policy.
  • Reviews appropriate provider documentation to determine principal diagnosis, co-morbidities and complications, secondary conditions and surgical procedures.
  • Assigns present on admission (POA) value for inpatient diagnoses.
  • Qualifications:
  • Certification: This position requires a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
  • Completion of classes in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, ICD-9 and CPT coding conventions, and disease process from an accredited program.
  • 3+ years of acute care hospital coding.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have three years of continuous hospital experience in coding.

Pay: $19 per hour / DOE

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Please contact us directly to discuss remote medical coding job openings at 405-494-0214.

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