LifePoint Health has an oppurtunity for a Centralized Coder (Remote) to join our team. This is a Remote position.
Responsible for coding for Kindred inpatient rehabilitation facilities.
Works remotely to code IRF records using current ICD coding version and within timeframe set by supervisor.
Maintains coding schedule as assigned by the Area Director.
Works closely with the PPS Coordinator/Outcomes Manager in assigning the Impairment Code for all admissions as well as other newly diagnosed conditions.
Serves as back-up for the hospital to transmit IRF PAIs in a timely manner for all Medicare inpatients.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient care information to ensure patient rights are protected.
Participates in continuing education classes and training programs.
Completes annual health, safety and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
Attends all mandatory in-services and staff calls.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Works within the mission, vision, ethics and goals of the organization.
Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation's skills to physicians, hospital employees and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
Consistently follows organizational and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follows organizational policies in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to supervisor.
Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.
Advanced computer knowledge.
Knowledge of basic office equipment.
Appropriate telephone communication skills.
Physical and Safety Requirements:
Good general health and stress coping ability. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. Normal walking, standing, sitting, bending, carrying of light items such as books and papers and computer related work. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all constituents (patients, families, peers, and other healthcare team members) as needed for leadership, assessment, intervention, and professional development.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising patient care.
RHIT (or eligible) or RHIA (or eligible) or Coding Certification by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)