Support Carilion's hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities.
Responsible for concurrent or retrospective coding of inpatient accounts, using ICD9- 9 CM coding guidelines. Requires daily consultation with physicians to ensure accurate capture of the principal diagnoses and procedure, and Present on Admission Indicators to ensure proper APRDRG, APDRG or DRG assignment for reimbursement and clinical reporting.Acts as a documentation improvement consultant with the physicians, and assists them with correct documentation for coding and reporting clarity.Interacts with Case Management, QM, UM, Infection Control, and Pharmacy by generating codes that identify patients with potential long LOS, JCAHO Core Indicators, Noscomial or Community-acquired infections and adverse drug reactions, promoting real-time intervention and improved quality of patient care.Masters the Severity of Illness and Risk of Mortality indicators and consults with physicians to ensure documentation reflects these characteristics in our patient population.Organization-wide Inpatient Volume is approximately 50,000 - 55,000 per year.
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education:High School education required: College degree preferred. Medical Terminology and Physiology & Anatomy required.
Experience: Requires previous experience in Inpatient Coding or a minimum of 2.0 - 2.5 years of coding proficiency(96% accuracy rate) covering Outpatient Diagnostics, Emergency Department and Ambulatory Surgery coding to be considered for inpatient coding training. Requires knowledge of body systems, disease processes, anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.Basic computer skills required.
Licensure, certification, and/or registration:RHIT, RHIA, CCA, CCS, CPC,or CPC-H, certifications required for consideration for position.
Other Minimum Qualifications: N/A
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Based in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic includes multi-specialty physician practices, seven not-for-profit hospitals and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute in partnership with Virginia Tech.
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Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Roanoke, Va. Through our comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services, we work together to provide quality care close to home for nearly 1 million Virginians. With an enduring commitment to the health of our region, we also seek to advance care through medical education and research, help our community stay healthy, and inspire our region to grow stronger.