Hospital Coder II for Mayo Clinic

The Job —  Hospital Coder II for Mayo Clinicmedical-cross-2-971652-m

Location —  Telecommute available, or onsite in FL, NM or MN.

Job Responsibilities —  From the Mayo Clinic job posting:

Coders working from home are provided all necessary equipment and software including a desktop computer, two monitors, phone, and network box connected to the internet.

Demonstrates expert job knowledge and applies current coding and billing regulations, policies, processes and procedures with effective decision-making and problem solving skills. Abstracts data in compliance with national, regional, and local policies, and interprets and reviews medical record documentation to assign accurate ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure codes and MS-DRG for hospital inpatient cases, as well as ICD-9 diagnosis and/or procedure codes for clinic and hospital outpatient services associated with the patient visit.

Clarifies physician documentation as appropriate. Understands and applies medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, surgical technology, pharmacology, and disease processes. Demonstrates knowledge of sequencing diagnoses and procedure codes outlined in the ICD-9-CM Official Coding Guidelines, Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set, CMS guidelines and other resources as applicable.

May provide education and support to clinical areas in regard to appropriate documentation and coding of services to achieve accurate billing. Clarifies physician documentation by utilizing facility established query process.

Meets established coding and abstracting quality and productivity standards. May provide training and/or quality support as directed. Is flexible and willing to adapt to changes in the work environment. Maintains effective and professional communication skills. Demonstrates excellent customer service. Contributes to a positive departmental image by exhibiting professionalism, teamwork and mutual respect. Practices continuous improvement. Is proficient in navigating the electronic medical record and all supporting information management and billing systems.

Requirements/Qualifications

Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a healthcare related program with a minimum of one of the following credentials: RHIT or RHIA or CCS, with a minimum of 3 years inpatient coding experience required; or Bachelor’s Degree in any field with a CCS and 5 years of inpatient coding experience required.

Requires a good understanding of ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure coding. Experience with direct physician interaction preferred. Requires a good understanding of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and disease processes. Knowledge of and experience with the electronic medical record and billing systems required.

Prefer hospital coding experience within a large teaching and/or Level I Trauma medical facility providing complex medical and surgical services. Prefer experience with Quantim encoder software. Previous experience with remote coding preferred. Possesses PC skills, both keyboarding and applications.

Schedule —  Full time, flexible.

Employee or Contract — Employee

Compensation — $21.40 to $41.88 per hour depending on location and experience.

Benefits — Yes.

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