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Inpatient Coder

Job Description


Job ID: 1218181
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.


Overview


Role Purpose

The Inpatient Coder I works independently to assign diagnosis and procedure codes for inpatient encounters while adhering to all regulatory guidelines. At least one of the following certifications is required for this position: RHIA, RHIT, CCA or CCS.


Responsibilities

  • Accurately abstracts data elements as required.
  • Stays current of all changes in coding conventions, regulatory guidelines, code updates and BJC coding guidance.
  • Thoroughly reviews and analyzes patient encounters for compliant coding. Queries provider for clarification or additional information as required.
  • Accurately assigns codes in a timely manner. Interprets, assesses and evaluates provider documentation for appropriate DRG assignment.
  • Effectively collaborates with leadership, colleagues and customers (CDI, HIM Operations, and other departments) as appropriate to ensure the integrity of the medical record and coding compliance.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED
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    Experience

  • No Experience
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Cert/Lic in Area of Expertise

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Experience

  • 2-5 years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer