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Outpatient Coder - 100% Remote

Company: Ardent Health Services
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Outpatient Coder Location: Ardent Shared Coding (market, facility or home-based)Employment Type: Full TimeDepartment: Ardent Shared CodingReports to: Outpatient Coding ManagerWho is Ardent?Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Ardent's subsidiaries own and operate 30 acute care hospitals in six states with more than 25,000 employees including 1,150 employed providers.Getting it Right The Outpatient Coder will bring to the table the technical abilities to perform facility coding for outpatient surgical and observation services. To achieve appropriate and timely reimbursement and data integrity the Outpatient Coder must ensure accurate and compliant application of correct coding principles for hospital outpatient coding.The Outpatient Coder is responsible forAssigning ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes; HCPCS/CPT codes; and modifiersMaintains at least a 95% accuracy rateMaintains average productivity based on Ardent Shared Coding Productivity StandardsAbstracting of required data in the electronic system.Working applicable edits as needed.Generate appropriate queries as needed.Communication of issues to the Outpatient Coding ManagerThorough understanding of ICD-9-CM/ICD-10 Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and AHA Coding ClinicThorough understanding of HCPCS/CPT coding systems and CPT Assistant and Coding Clinic for HCPCS guidelinesThorough understanding of Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC)Understanding of coding resources and tools.Acknowledgement of receipt and review of updated Ardent coding policiesMaintains continuing education (CE) requirements per Ardent policyAre you ready?We are seeking the right blend of experience and education. Education:Successful completion of a Medical Terminology courseSuccessful completion of an ICD-10-CM coding classSuccessful completion of HCPCS/CPT/modifiers coding classCoding/HIM certification required (RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCA, CPC, CPC-H, COC)Experience & Requirements:2 years coding experience in ICD-10-CM/CPT; outpatient hospital surgical coding requiredComputer and software skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, encoder/grouperStrong written and verbal communications skillsCritical thinking skillsOrganizational skillsLeadership skills What's in it for me?Fun, energetic people!Programs that reach out to our communityCompetitive Paid Time Off program401(k) Retirement SavingsCompetitive SalaryBonus targets based on company and individual performanceComprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision BenefitsCompany provided & Optional Life InsuranceHealthcare & dependant care flexible spending accountsby Jobble

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