Facility: Valleywise Health Medical Center
Department: Health Information Management - Coding
Schedule: Regular FT 40 Hours Per Week
This position can be worked from a remote location.
As a Valleywise Health Outpatient Medical Coder, you will join a diverse, caring team that is always learning and growing due to the wide array of types of coding that we do. In this role, you’ll assign ICD-10-CM/CPT codes based on the provider’s documentation in our primary care and specialty clinics and our ED, OBS, and Surgery departments. This remote opportunity allows you to collaborate with peers and HIMs leadership to help provide solutions to improve the workflow. Not only are we looking to you to bring your certification skills, but we also make the work easy by providing a dedicated Coding Educator, providing you with the tools to be successful, and making finding and understanding Valleywise Health’s coding guidelines and workflows easy by storing all our information in one location.
Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued, and a range of benefits and rewards are available to support you and your family through your Valleywise career. APPLY NOW!
Hourly Pay Rate: $23.08 - $34.04
- Requires an associate degree in Health Information Technology or related field or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that results in the required specialized knowledge and ability to perform the assigned work in lieu of degree.
- A Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
- Requires three (3) years of acute care/or outpatient coding experience that demonstrates an understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
- Requires the ability to pass a coding exam prior to hire.
- Must have certification as either RHIA, RHIT, CCS, or CPC.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must possess knowledge of ICD-10-CM, PCS, CPT/ HCPCS, Severity of Illness and Risk of Mortality codes, and to Query the Physicians, as appropriate.
- Must have knowledge of and be able to code all types of patient medical records including: Inpatient, Outpatient, Emergency Medicine, Behavioral Health, Observation, Infusion and Injections, Edits and Errors and Same Day Surgery.
- Must be able to achieve and maintain appropriate coding quality and productivity established in the Coding Department Policy and Procedure.
- Must have a strong understanding of computer applications and of automated encoder system.
- Must have knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, surgical terminology, pharmacological terminology, patient care documentation terminology.
- Must have the analytical ability necessary to interpret data contained in records and to assign appropriate codes.
- Must be able to communicate effectively and have excellent customer service skills.
- Requires the ability to work well independently and demonstrate independent decision-making abilities.
- Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.