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Post Acute Care Coder

Company: Kaiser
Location: Union City
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Under direct supervision, the Post-Acute Care Coder is responsible for the accurate coding and abstracting of diagnoses, conditions, and procedures from medical record documentation for Post-Acute Care cases or services. Monitor clinical documentation and ensure accurate coding from appropriate documentation, assign the correct codes and modifiers with ICD-CM, and if applicable, CPT, and HCPCS Level II codes.All work must be performed in accordance with the rules, regulations and/or coding conventions of ICD-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, Coding Clinic published by the American Hospital Association, the ICD-CM, CPT, and HCPCS, Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS), National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCl) Edits, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), and Kaiser Permanentes organizational and institutional coding guidelines.Essential Responsibilities:

  • Review Medical Records to identify diagnoses/procedures.
  • Independently organizes and prioritizes work assignments to ensure that records are coded in a timely and compliant manner and in conformance with regulatory requirements.
  • Codes all appropriate diagnosis and procedures from the medical record using ICD-CM, and if applicable, CPT, and HCPCS coding classification systems.
  • Responsible for the sequencing of diagnoses and procedure codes in accordance with guidelines outlined in lCD-CM, CPT, Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set, Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS), Medicare regulations, and other appropriate classification systems.
  • Validates abstracted data that impacts coding from the medical records to meet requirements for data submission and reporting.
  • Monitor regulations and work within the guidelines to ensure that all data abstracted is consistent with guidelines outlined by TJC, OSHPD, CMS, and regional and local KP policies.
  • Ensures the accuracy and integrity of data abstracted and coded based on medical record documentation prior to data submission or coding completion.
  • Interacts with physicians to clarify and accurately document patient diagnostic and procedural information when appropriate, acts as a qualified coding resource for clinicians and other coding staff.
  • Confidentiality/Security of Systems - Maintains and complies with policies and procedures for confidentiality of all patient records.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of privacy and security of systems and associated policies and procedures for maintaining the security of the data contained within the systems.
  • Other duties as assigned within the coding job function.Basic Qualifications: -Experience
  • Minimum of (2) two years of continuous hospital coding experience or Post-Acute care coding experience within the last five years. -Education
  • Demonstrated completion of classes in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, current ICD- CM and CPT coding conventions and disease process.
  • High School Diploma or GED. -License, Certification, Registration
  • Certified Coding Specialist OR Outpatient Coder Certificate OR Registered Health Information Technician Certificate OR Coding Associate Certificate OR Registered Health Information Administrator Certificate OR Coding Specialist Certificate - Physician Based OR Professional Coder Certificate -Additional Requirements:
  • Achieve a minimum score of 75% on the Kaiser Post-Acute Care Coder test.
  • Basic knowledge of and use of computer keyboard and mouse.
  • Must be able to meet productivity and quality standards established for the position (Yet to be bargained).
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the clinical content of a health record and translate into the appropriate code.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and disease process to interpret general medical classifications for Post-Acute Care services
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an electronic medical records environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge pertaining to all guidelines that concern the coding and sequencing of diagnoses and procedures outlined in but not limited to current ICD-CM, CPT, Medicare guidelines and other sources.
  • Basic knowledge of reimbursement methodologies and conventions and knowledge of rules and guidelines for the appropriate and current coding classifications.
  • Must maintain coding credential and complete the required Continuing Education (CE) units.
  • Must abide by the AHIMA and/or AAPC code of ethics.
  • Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment.
  • The Work at Home Agreement (WAH) applies to this job position. -Preferred Qualifications:
  • BCHH-C or HCS-D or HCS-O or HCS-H or COS-C
  • BCHH-C - Board Certified Home Health - Coding
  • HCS-D - Home Care Coding Specialist - Diagnosis
  • HCS-O - Home Care Clinical Specialist - OASIS
  • HCS-H - Home Care Coding Specialist - Hospice
  • COS-C - Certificate for OASIS Specialist - ClinicalJob Schedule: Job Category: Health Information Management

Keywords: Kaiser, Union City , Post Acute Care Coder, Other , Union City, California

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