Medical Coder

Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics

Introduction:

Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics is a 25 bed, Critical Access Hospital serving Audubon County and the surrounding areas, with the mission of “Excellence With Quality and Compassion to Those We Serve.” Our services include emergency services, acute care, skilled nursing services, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, sleep studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and surgical services. In addition, we offer several specialty services including orthopedic, mental health, audiology, plastic surgery, hand and microvascular, sports medicine, pain management, podiatry, dermatology, oncology, spine surgery, cardiology, urology, head and neck surgery, and urology. We also operate two rural health clinics, Audubon Family Health Clinic and Exira Medical Clinic. Our clinics offer complete care from newborns to senior adults by providing well child check-ups, age-appropriate preventative care, sports and school physicals, immunizations, and treatment of occasional and ongoing illnesses.

Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, for the seventh time. Audubon County Memorial Hospital & Clinics was also named a 2017 “Top 20 Critical Access Hospital” in the nation by the National Rural Healthcare Association (NRHA).

Job Description:

Responsible for the abstraction and assignment of ICD-10-CM and HCPCS codes of primary and secondary diagnoses and procedures for hospital inpatient, outpatient, and physician office episodes.  Abstraction coding is defined as identification of codes based solely of the source documentation for CPT-4 and ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10-CM.  Correlate information from appropriate supporting clinical documentation not limited to Pathology, Radiology and/or other Physician Consultations after review by the Attending Physician, wherever appropriate.  Coding specialist will work on detailed physician chart abstractions and may be a liaison to documentation improvement to optimize physician coding practices for compliance and revenue purposes for the providers.  Coder will conduct coding and charging audits including prospective audit on tests and procedures that may have a National or Local Coverage Determination Policy from CMS before performed on a Medicare patient.

Required Qualifications:

Certification in HIM including RHIT, RHIA, CCS, or CPC. Minimum of 2 years of experience in physician office or hospital coding. Knowledge of diagnoses/procedures in accordance with ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM coding principles for both acute and skilled nursing facilities. Ability to work with physicians and other coworkers in a collaborative manner. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Ability to adapt to flexible work schedule and frequent interruptions. Ability to prioritize to meet deadlines on daily work and special projects. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills. Must exhibit a high degree of responsibility for confidential matters.

Preferred Qualifications:

5 years or more of experience preferred.

Education Qualifications: Compensation/Benefits:

We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (15 days per year)
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • IPERS Retirement Program
  • and much more!

Apply Online: http://www.acmhhosp.org/about/careers/