Inpatient Coder

North Memorial Health

About North Memorial Health

At North Memorial Health, you’re part of an inclusive health family that is rooted in our values of relationships, inventiveness, and accountability. Empathy and care are at the heart of North’s culture which is designed to actively support each team member’s wellbeing and growth. Our strength lies in our diversity, and we embrace the unique contributions and experiences of each person. Together, we empower customers to achieve their best health.

About this position

This position is remote and you must live in Minnesota or Wisconsin to be considered for this position.

Accurate assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes for DRG assignment, revenue and research purposes on inpatient encounters. Abstracting of occurrences to Quality Assurance, Infection Prevention, Utilization Management, Risk Management and Pharmacy. The Inpatient coders provide shared services for North Memorial and Maple Grove Hospital

What we’ll expect from you

  • Assignment of codes using ICD-10CM diagnostic and procedural coding system to inpatient encounters.
  • Keeps current with coding guidelines and regulations affecting the inpatient coding and reimbursement.
  • Abstracts using facility guidelines, policies and regulatory standards.
  • Queries physicians for clarification of documentation to support coding and DRG assignment when necessary.
  • Works closely with the Clinical Documentation Improvement team to improve physician documentation for assignment of correct DRG’s for inpatient claims.
  • Attends meetings as required
  • Accepts other duties as assigned to promote the accomplishment of organizational goals.
  • The team member is accountable to demonstrate proficiency for the skills outlined in the appropriate position skills list.
  • The team member is accountable to maintain skill proficiency, including improvement where deemed necessary, and upgrading any additional or new skills on the appropriate position skills list. • Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
  • Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial’s Corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
  • Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.
  • Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial’s Corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
  • Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.
  • Recognizes and complies with legal, regulatory, accrediting and procedural requirements related to area of responsibility.
  • Understands and follows principles and standards as outlined in North Memorial’s Corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Protects customer and team member privacy and only accesses customer and/or team member related information as needed to perform job duties.
  • Reports violations or areas of concern to supervisor or Corporate Compliance Officer via established methods of communication.

Licensure/Certification(s) Mandatory

American Health Information Management Association credential required, or must obtain certification within six months of hire date or 120 hrs of training, in one of the following: 1) Registered Health Information Technician or 2) Registered Health Information Administrator or 3) Certified Coding Specialist – NMHC Standard

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Advance knowledge of ICD-10CM and DRG coding preferred.
  • Maintenance of continuing education hours through AHIMA required.
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a clinical healthcare role (i.e. HUC, Nursing)
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Data entry skills preferred.
  • Ability to successfully complete inpatient coding test required.

Education Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Graduate of a Coding Certificate or Health Information Technician program

Apply Online: https://jobs.northmemorial.com/en-us/job/501796/coder-inpatient