Medical Coder II- Inpatient APR-DRG (REMOTE) Job at Medstar, Baltimore, MD

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  • Medstar
  • Baltimore, MD

Job Description

General Summary of Position MedStar Health is seeking experienced Inpatient Medical Coders that are self-motivated, have a CCS certification and 3 years of inpatient coding experience with knowledge in APR-DRG to join our team! MedStar Health provides the latest technology including our EMR Cerner MedConnect, 3MHDM and 3m360 computer-assisted coding software . Selected candidates will enjoy full time, Monday - Friday, flexible REMOTE schedules . Join one of the largest health systems in the area and enjoy the benefits of a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, health/vision/dental insurance, short & long term disability, tuition reimbursement and the benefits of remote work capability. Apply today and learn how MedStar Health can provide your next great career move! Job Summary Codes and abstracts primarily Inpatient records using ICD-10-CM and other applicable patient classification schemes. Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Abstracts and ensures accuracy of diagnoses, procedure, patient demographics, and other required data elements.
  • Contacts physician when conflicting or ambiguous information appears in the medical record. Adheres to the MedStar Coding Query Policy and procedure.
  • Resolves all quality reviews timely (e.g. Medical necessity reviews; Coding Quality assurance reviews; external vendor reviews).
  • Reviews medical record documentation to identify diagnoses and procedures. Assigns correct diagnostic and procedural codes using standard guidelines and automated encoding software maintaining departmental accuracy standards. Determines the sequence of diagnoses according to Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Definitions and assigns appropriate DRG (Diagnosis Related Groups).
  • Exhibits knowledge of the 3M system and other work-related equipment.
Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree in coding related degree Preferred
  • Courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, ICD-CM and ICD-PCS required
  • 3-4 years Inpatient coding experience required
  • Experience with clinical information systems (3M grouper, electronic medical records, computer assisted coding) preferred
  • CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) required
  • RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) preferred
  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) preferred
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Why MedStar Health? At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:
  • r \r Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
  • r Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
  • r Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
  • r More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.
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About MedStar Health MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people. MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.

Job Tags

Full time, Temporary work, Local area, Flexible hours, Monday to Friday,

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