Mar 25, 2024

In-Patient Facility Coder -Contractor

  • AAPC
  • Remote
Contract (CIC) Certified Inpatient Coder (CCS) Certified Coding Specialist (RHIT) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIA) Registered Health Information Administrator

Job Description

This is a remote role

We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated coding professional to join our team as an contract inpatient facility coder. This position is remote. The ideal candidate must have at least 5 years of coding experience with facility inpatient services. The position requires one to be resourceful, organized, independent, and extremely driven.
The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum 5 years of coding experience
  • Extensive coding in all aspects of inpatient coding
  • High level of proficiency in anatomy, physiology, disease process, and pharmacology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented and deadline driven attitude
  • Sound knowledge of medical terminology
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, and internet)
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to multitask and keep a sense of urgency
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong time management, organization skills, and work ethic

Job Duties:

  • Accurately code medical records for all inpatient services
  • Follow current ICD-10-CM and PCS coding guidelines
  • Accurately assign POA (Present on Admission) indicators
  • Understand and apply MS-DRGs and APR-DRGs
  • Abstract additional client elements (ie: providers, surgical dates, etc)
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Clinical Documentation Improvement specialists and reconcile DRGs
  • Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines
  • Stay updated about new coding rules as codes routinely change
  • Responsible and accountable for maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information. Follow HIPAA security policies and procedures affecting your job, and report any suspected or actual violation or breach
  • Requires long periods of time sitting and using keyboard and mouse
  • Meet and maintain department production and quality standards
  • Additional tasks/duties as assigned by management

Certification Requirements:

  • CIC, CCS, RHIT, or RHIA

Expected Work Volumes

  • Work volumes will vary depending upon projects

 AAPC Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This company does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.

Required Experience Level

Intermediate Level

Minimum Education

No formal education required

Minimum Experience Required

4-6 years

Required Travel

No required travel

Applicant Location

US residents only