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Coder III - MaineGeneral HIS Coding, 32 hrs

MaineGeneral Health
Augusta

Job Description

Newly restructured coding positions with competitive wages!
Work on-site or at home after training has been completed and you have passed successful audits.
Competitive benefit package including several health plans, medical spending accounts, dental, life and disability options
Generous earned time program
Retirement plans with potential for employer contributions

Qualifications

Assigns ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes, to ensure correct DRG assignment and accurate reimbursement for services provided
Reviews complex documentation in order to assign codes as identified above.
Following Coding Guidelines, Coding Clinics, LCDs and NCDs and other resources to accurately assign and sequence appropriate codes and compute correct DRG assignment. Identifies any quality concerns and refers to quality department as indicated.
Reviews CDI documentation and collaborates closely with CDI staff to ensure accurate DRG/AAPC assignment. Justifies DRG/AAPC discrepancies.
Seeks clarification from healthcare providers or other designated resources to ensure accurate and complete coding and optimization of DRG and severity of illness documentation calculations.

The ideal candidate will have:
Certification by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
A minimum of 3 years of Inpatient coding experience required
Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. Familiarity with encoders and groupers preferred
Proficiency in a suite of Microsoft Office applications
Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
Confident and effective oral and written communication skills

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