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Medical Coder - Infectious Disease

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Medical Coder - Infectious Disease - Full-Time, Day - Airport Medical Par k - Pensacola, FL

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension Sacred Heart is a faith-based health system that provides a network of hospitals, outpatient health centers, physician offices, rehabilitation centers and a variety of other health services to communities in South Alabama and across Northwest Florida.  The health system includes the 566-bed Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola and the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, the region's only facility specializing in the care of children. Major regional services based in Pensacola also include the Heart and Vascular Institute, the area's leading Stroke Center, a Level II Trauma Center, and a Cancer Center affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network.   In 2003, Ascension Sacred Heart opened its Emerald Coast hospital, a 76-bed community hospital in Walton County, near Destin, Fla. Ascension Sacred Heart also includes a 75-bed hospital in Panama City where services include a Level II trauma center and advanced cardiovascular care, as well as a 19-bed community hospital in Port St. Joe, FL, that serves Gulf and Franklin counties.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with Sacred Heart Health System-FL, you will have the opportunity to apply the appropriate diagnostic and procedural code to patient health records for purposes of document retrieval, analysis and claim processing.

Responsibilities:

  • Abstracts pertinent information from patient records. Assigns the International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes, creating Ambulatory Patient Classification (APC) or Diagnosis-Related Group (DRG) assignments.
  • Obtains acceptable productivity/quality rates as defined per coding policy.
  • Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes.
  • Maintains knowledge of and complies with coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements.
  • Conducts chart audits for physician documentation requirements & internal coding; provides associate/physician & education as appropriate.
  • Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adheres to official coding guidelines.
  • Keeps abreast of and complies with coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements.

What You Will Need

Licenses/Certifications/Registration:

  • Preferred Credential(s):
    • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credentialed from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). 
    • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credentialed from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). 
    • Reg Health Info Admnstr credentialed from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). 
    • Reg Health Info Tech credentialed from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). 

Education:

  • Diploma 
    • High school diploma or GED required

Work Experience:

  • Experience in surgical, infectious disease, and urology highly preferred.
  • Billing and coding experience highly preferred.
  • Strong Evaluation & Management skills highly preferred.
  • Experience with Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, and Athena is preferred.
  • 2-3 years of experience is preferred but new grads will be considered.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Sacred Heart Health System is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Sacred Heart Health System participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.

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Job ID: 403000
Category: Health Information Management
Ministry: Sacred Heart Health System, FL
Location: Pensacola, FL

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