May 14, 2024

Coder II (Surgical or Cardiology), Remote

  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
  • Cheyenne, WY, United States
(CPC) Certified Professional Coder (CCC) Certified Cardiology Coder

Job Description

Preference in Surgical Coding

A Day in the Life of Coder II:

Under general supervision, the Coder II is responsible for the timely review of medical record documentation to abstract demographic data and assign diagnoses, procedures, and modifiers for statistical classification and reimbursement purposes. Ensures the accuracy of the reason for admission, extent of care received and level of severity of illness. Utilizes software applications, electronic and printed coding references to perform coding related tasks.

Why Work at Cheyenne Regional?

  • ANCC Magnet Hospital
  • 403(b) with 4% employer match
  • 21 PTO days per year (increases with tenure)
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Employer Sponsored Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance program

Here Is What You Will Be Doing:

  • Selects appropriate assignments for coding/abstracting from work queues.
  • Uses 3M Encoder, various software applications, electronic and printed coding references to accurately code diagnosis and procedures for patient encounters
  • Meets or exceeds current minimum accuracy expectations in selection/sequencing of principal and secondary diagnosis while maintaining productivity requirements as outlined by management and administration.
  • Contacts physician and/or ancillary departments when additional information is needed to accurately code the record.
  • Strives to decrease pending accounts on all patient types.
  • Completes record or reassigns record to appropriate work queues 100% of the time.
  • Maintains patient, medical record, department and employee confidentiality at all times.
  • Provides feedback regarding documentation and coding.
  • Successfully completes requirements for maintaining credentials.
  • Maintains productivity and daily activities through time tracking software.

Desired Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of coding, coding guidelines and compliance
  • Thorough knowledge Anatomy & Physiology and medical terminology
  • Knowledge of encoder and data abstracting software
  • Ability to interact with physicians and ancillary departments
  • Ability to work with all persons in and out of the department
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Here Is What You Will Need:

  • Three (3) or more years of medical related coding experience
  • One of the following certifications: American Health information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or equivalent American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) certification, or American Medical Accounting and Consulting (AMAC) Radiation Oncology Certified Coder (ROCC).
  • Pre-Hire: Must pass coding proficiency pre-hire test with a minimum score of 70%

Nice to Have:

  • Advanced education in anatomy and medical terminology

About CRMC:

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was founded in 1867 as a tent hospital by the Union Pacific Railroad to treat workers injured while building the transcontinental railroad. Today, we are the largest hospital in the state of Wyoming, employing over 2,000 people, and treating over 350,000+ patients from southeastern Wyoming, western Nebraska, and northern Colorado. We pride ourselves on patient and employee experience by living our core values of Integrity, Caring, Compassion, Respect, Service, Teamwork and Excellence to I.N.S.P.I.R.E. great health.

Our team makes a difference every day by providing trusted healthcare expertise through a passionate and I.N.S.P.I.R.E.(ing) approach with a personal touch. By living our values, we aim to achieve our goal of becoming a 5-star rated hospital, providing critical support and resources to our community and the greater region we serve. If you are eager to make a difference and passionate about healthcare, we encourage you to apply today!