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Whitman Hospital and Medical Center Certified Coder - Full Time (Days) in Colfax, Washington

Certified Coder - Full Time (Days)

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Position Summary

WHMC is looking for an experienced Certified Coder with strong coding skills and an exemplary professionalism to join our team of knowledgeable coders! The Certified Coder is responsible for accurately coding and abstracting outpatient, laboratory and radiology records to ensure appropriate reimbursement and statistical maintenance. Ensures that assigned coding related processes are completed efficiently and helps to keep the flow of the billing department intact. Join our team and learn why Whitman Hospital & Medical Clinics has been repeatedly named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. Share in our vision of being a leader in innovative, caring, and personalized healthcare while enjoying our competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and retirement options for full time and part time employees which begin on day one. Position Details

Full Time 80 hours per pay period (two weeks) Day Shift, 7:30am – 4:00pm

  • Analyze patient records to assign appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes.

  • Understand and utilize both ICD-9 and ICD-10 CM and CPT hospital coding principles.

  • Follow compliance policies in order to code to the highest ethical/ legal degree.

  • Search through notes on symptoms, history and physical reports, operative notes, pathology reports, and doctor orders to identify final diagnoses.

  • Utilize available reference material to assure accurate hospital code assignment.

  • Code records according to established hospital protocol.

  • Notify supervisor that rebilling is required when a coding change (after finalization of an abstract) causes the DRG or APC to change.

  • Document selected codes on face sheets.

  • Research Error Log items and discover source of the issue.

  • Other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications

  • Certification in coding such as Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or comparable certification.

  • Two or more years of professional inpatient/outpatient coding experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • One to three years previous Clinic Experience

Department: Health Information Management

This is a full time position