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IP Coder

Job ID: 213270

Location: Newport Beach, California , US, 92663


Assigning ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes and present on admission (POA) indicators

Project Details:

  • Maintain at least a 95% accuracy rate
  • Maintain at least a 95% productivity rate
  • Follow up on missing documentation, including the generation of appropriate queries, as needed
  • Communication of issues to the MS-DRG, with CDI specialists, as appropriate.
  • Thorough understanding of ICD-10 Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and AHA Coding Clinic
  • Thorough understanding of Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs)
  • Understanding of coding resources and tools, including 3M

Job Experience:

  • Successful completion of a Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Pharmacology course
  • Successful completion of an ICD-9-CM and HCPCS/CPT coding class
  • Coding/HIM certification
  • Must have at least five years strong IP Coding experience, preferably in a teaching hospital
  • Must have AHIMA certification (CCS, RHIT, RHIA)/ coding credential though AHIMA or AAPC
  • Must have worked in a large acute care facility
  • Must have experience coding critical care patients including transplants, spinal fusion, sepsis, and neurology
  • Computer and software skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, encoder/grouper
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

Hourly Rate: 28.475-36.85

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