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- Job Opening ID
- Working Title
- Remote Inpatient DRG Coding Specialist, (TEMP)
- Job Title
- CODER (TEMP)
- Work Location
- UM Health System
Ann Arbor, MI
- Full/Part Time
- FLSA Status
- Organizational Group
- Um Hospital
- UMH - HIM Coding
- Posting Begin/End Date
- 11/19/2013 – 12/31/2013
- Career Interests
- Billing / Medical Coding
Temporary Job Opening
Remote Inpatient DRG Coding Specialist, (TEMP)
The Department of Health Information Management is currently looking for a part-time/full-time remote inpatient coder.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY.
Extract and analyze clinical information and translate this into codes for the most appropriate DRG, POA and PSI indicators, SOI and ROM scores, research, statistics, financial planning, compliance and marketing to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with the International Classification of Diseases Manual-Clinical Modification.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Extract, review and analyze clinical information, identify and abstract all pertinent information and translate data into appropriate codes for appropriate DRG, POA and PSI indicators, SOI and ROM scores, research, statistics, financial planning, compliance and marketing to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with established guidelines of all governmental regulatory agencies and third party payers. 50%
Exercise independent judgment on determining cases complexity by utilizing clinical knowledge in order to understand the etiology, pathology, signs, symptoms, diagnostic studies, treatment modalities and prognosis of diseases and procedures to be coded. Research complex diagnoses and or procedures as needed to enhance coding knowledge to consistently apply the correct ICD-9-CM codes. 25%
Interact closely with the Clinical Documentation Specialists and DRG Compliance Coordinators to query the medical staff appropriately and professionally to obtain accurate documentation necessary to ensure coding compliance and accuracy. 15%
Expand job-related knowledge and skills by attending and participating in in-services and staff meetings. Keep abreast of coding guidelines and quarterly Coding Clinic. 10%
General supervision is received from a Coding Unit Supervisor.
- An Associates Degree in Health Information Technology and registration with the American Health Information Management Association as a RHIT or RHIA is necessary. Certification must be maintained through continuing education.
- Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills and a high level of concentration.
- Reasonable knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, treatment methods,
patient care assessment, data collection techniques, and coding classification systems.
- Experience in a major academic medical center and ICD-9-CM coding and DRG grouper assignments.
- Excellent computer skills and previous experience with 3M encoder.
- Remote coding experience preferred.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.