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Homecare Medical Records Coder

Job Location: Wallingford, CT Submit Resume and Cover Letter

Homecare Medical Records Coder

Masonicare Home Health & Hospice - Wallingford, CT

Per Diem - As Needed 

**THIS POSITION CAN WORK REMOTELY**

Coordinates all coding activities within assigned affiliate(s) and ensures that coding is timely, accurate and complete according to the established standards utilizing hospital approved/international coding nomenclature.  Understands the mission of Masonicare and the department by recognizing the residents/patients we serve as unique persons, requiring individual alternatives to maintain full lives in their later years.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Analyzes, assigns and sequences all diagnostic and procedural codes for all Homecare records within the established standards.Completes diagnostic coding for all Clinical Branches preferably within five days of service.
  2. Ensures that all relevant diagnoses are documented by clinicians and follows up with the clinical staff when information is incomplete or delayed, preventing timely coding and billing.
  3. Validates testing of all coding software applications for McKesson systems, conversions and system upgrades.
  4. Serves as an effective liaison between Quality Management and other staff with respect to coding issues, reimbursement and generation of reports utilizing the abstract module.
  5. Provides quantitative and qualitative statistics on a monthly basis and assists in the generation of monthly departmental quality improvement reports.Submits agency OASIS data to State of Connecticut on a weekly basis.
  6. Maintains knowledge and expertise in the area of coding through continuous education.Attends mandatory in-services as required.Maintains credentials by the use of coding seminars, books and other training materials.
  7. Provides monthly statistics, as needed, to report at different committees for Quality Improvement.
  8. Works closely with Medical Director to provide information on any Quality Measures that are not met by the Medical Staff, so action can be taken to improve them.
  9. Works with QM Department to compile the information needed to create a newsletter to the clinical staff in regards to coding issues and better documentation.
  10. Communicates effectively and tactfully with clients, recognizing their age, cultural diversity, needs, abilities and physical condition.
  11. Can be depended upon to report to work on-time, use time off appropriately, and complete annual education & medical requirements.
  12. Performs other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Completion of accredited coding program.CCS, CCSP, CPC, CPCH certification required.
  2. Associates Degree in Health Information Management or actively pursing degree.Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) preferred.
  3. Minimum of 1 year coding experience in an outpatient setting.
  4. Maintains current Driver’s License and auto insurance.
  5. Possess reliable transportation (Exception: Employee who utilize public transportation—Supervisory approval needed).
Job ID: 6211709968 Submit Resume and Cover Letter

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