Jun 10, 2024

PICU/NICU Remote Coder

  • University Pediatricians
  • Remote
Full Time (CPC) Certified Professional Coder

Job Description

Position Purpose:  University Pediatricians, in affiliation with The Children's Hospital of Michigan, is seeking a remote medical coder with experience in the pediatric ICU/hospital setting.  
1-3 years experience coding Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and/or pediatric hospitalist.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
ICD-10 and CPT Coding knowledge and experience
Ability to read charts, read physicians notes
Responsibilities and Duties: 
Outpatient Coding: Reviews physician documentation (handwritten/dictation) to assign appropriate diagnoses, CPT and E/M codes for all encounters by date of service. 
Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes.
Maintains records of work completed to ensure all work processed is timely and maintains a quality standard of no less than 95% accuracy.
Attends all coding education sessions/meetings as scheduled by management.
Involves and informs management of any recurrent or chronic documentation deficiencies by physician.
Maintains credentials through continuing education.
Project Management - coordinate projects.
Customer Service - respond to requests for service and assistance.
Oral Communication - speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification.
Written Communication - Write clearly and informatively; Edit work for spelling and grammar.
Ethics - treat people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support – follow policies and procedures; complete administrative tasks correctly and on time.
Time Management - uses time efficiently.
Attendance/Punctuality - Consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - follow instructions, respond to management direction; take responsibility for own actions; Keep commitments; Commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Complete tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The above job description is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be all inclusive or limiting as to specific duties.

Required Experience Level

Intermediate Level

Minimum Education

High School

Minimum Experience Required

2-4 years

Required Travel

No required travel

Applicant Location

US residents only