Feb 27, 2024

Medical Coder - Facility Inpatient/Outpatient

  • Wipfli
  • Remote
Full Time (CPC) Certified Professional Coder (CCS) Certified Coding Specialist (RHIT) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIA) Registered Health Information Administrator

Job Description

At Wipfli, people count

The way you think makes you different. At Wipfli, we embrace that.

Our inclusive culture provides a space for everyone to have a voice. Our growing number of DEI resource groups celebrate diversity and champion awareness throughout Wipfli.

We’re also focused on helping you achieve success with balance. From hybrid schedules and flexible time off to training programs and mental wellness initiatives, we take care of our team.

If you want to be in an environment where you can grow, feed your curiosity and make a difference, Wipfli is the place for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews patient charts, documents for verification and review code assignment in accordance with official coding guidelines.
  • Ensures codes are sequenced according to government and insurance regulations.
  • Abstracts and enters the coded data for hospital statistical and reporting requirements.
  • Researches and analyzes data needs for reimbursement.
  • Researches, analyzes and responds to inquiries regarding compliance, inappropriate coding, denials, and billable services.
  • Maintains 95% coding accuracy rate and maintains site designated productivity standards.
  • Coding for other areas of the team such as inpatient or professional services as needed. 

Facility Outpatient Desired Skills:

  • Proven high quality skills in accurately sequencing and assigning:
    • ICD-10-CM codes.
    • HCPCS/CPT codes (Level I and II)
    • Correctly and compliantly append modifiers.
    • Experience in coding multiple outpatient services: Emergency Department, Observation Services, Same Day Surgery, Ancillary Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services, PT/OT/SLP, etc.
    • Strong injection and infusion coding skills.
    • Compliant query writing utilizing the AHIMA/ACIDS published 2022 guidelines.
    • Strong awareness of HIPAA compliance

Facility Inpatient Desired Skills:

  • Proven high quality skills in accurately sequencing and assigning:
    • ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes.
    • Identifying MDC/CC conditions for optimal MS-DRG assignments
    • Additional knowledge of APR-DRGs/EAPGs a plus but not required.
    • Compliant query writing utilizing the AHIMA/ACIDS published 2022 guidelines.
    • Strong awareness of HIPAA compliance.

Qualifications:

  • Recognized coding credential from AHIMA or AAPC; and RHIA or RHIT may also be considered.
  • Coding Certifications; preferred (CPC and/or CCS).
  • 3-5+ years of work experience as a Medical Coder in both facility and professional coding setting required.
  • Preferred setting experience in coding for Acute Care Hospitals, Critical Access Hospitals, Clinics, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers.
  • Excels at organizing and prioritizing workload and deadlines with high quality and accuracy.
  • Proficient computer skills and working with coding software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Cheyenne Lee, from our recruiting team, will be guiding you through this process. Visit her LinkedIn page to connect!

Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Wipfli is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, interview, or participate in our recruiting process, please send us an email at hr@wipfli.com

Wipfli supports equal pay for equal work and values each candidate’s unique experiences and skill sets. The estimated pay range for this position is: $17.00/hr to $28.00/hr. Compensation within the range is determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to, location, individuals' skills, experience, training, licensure and certifications, business needs and applicable employment laws.

Individuals may be eligible for an annual discretionary bonus, subject to participation rules and based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual and Firm performance.

Wipfli cares about our associates and offers a variety of benefits to support their well-being. Highlights include 8 health plan options (both HMO & PPO plans), dental and vision coverage, opportunity to enroll in HSA with potential Firm contribution and an Employee Assistance Program. Other benefits include firm-sponsored basic life and short and long-term disability coverage, a 401(k) savings plan & profit share as well as Firm matching contribution, well-being incentive, education & certification assistance, flexible time off, family care leave, parental leave, family formation benefits, cell phone reimbursement, and travel rewards. Voluntary benefit offerings include critical illness & accident insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, legal, long-term care, pet insurance, ID theft protection, and supplemental life/AD&D. Eligibility for all benefits programs is dependent on annual hours expectation, position status/level and location. Wipfli offers flexibility for many positions to be performed remotely; please discuss your work preferences with your recruiter during the interview process.

Required Experience Level

Intermediate Level

Required Travel

No required travel

Applicant Location

US residents only