Ascension Health Medical Coder in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job ID: 258960

Medical Coder

Indianapolis, Indiana

Regular/Day

Additional Job Information

Title: Medical Coder

City, State: Indianapolis, IN

Location: St. Vincent Health North Bldg

Department: Physician Support Services 001

Additional Job Details: Full-Time,Day, 40 hours Weekly

6-6:30

About Us

St. Vincent, part of Ascension, is a nonprofit, faith-based health system that is guided by our mission to provide compassionate, personalized care, especially for those who are vulnerable. St. Vincent is one of Indiana’s largest employers with 22 ministries serving 57 counties in central and southern Indiana. Our 134-year-old health system includes a wide range of services including cardiovascular care, women’s and children’s health, neurosciences, cancer care, orthopedics, bariatrics, primary care, emergency medicine, imaging, general surgery and long-term acute care.

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Medical Coder applies 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.

Qualifications

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).

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  • 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

  • Associate's degree or Technical degree in a related field, or combination of High School degree and related experience required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field preferred

  • CPC, CPCA or RHIA

Work Experience:

  • 3 Years Preferred Technical Experience.

  • 1 Year Preferred Leadership/Mgmt Experience.

How To Apply

Service of the Poor. Reverence. Integrity. Wisdom. Creativity. Dedication.

These are the Core Values we uphold at St.Vincent.

If they describe you, you may be a good candidate to join our nationally-recognized team at one of our many Indiana ministries.

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