Inpatient Coder

Inpatient Coder in NASHVILLE, TN

Schedule: Full Time

Ardent is looking for Inpatient Coders! These positions can be located in Tulsa OK, Albuquerque NM or Amarillo, TX. There are are also opportunities for remote Coders!

Ardent Health Services (AHS) is a national healthcare company headquartered in Nashville, TN. Our subsidiaries own and operate hospitals and multispecialty physician practices in seven states. Ardent includes 21 hospitals, 3,578 patient beds, over 19,000 employees, and close to 600 employed physicians. Within the industry, we are noted for recognizing that every hospital is as unique as the community it serves. This in-depth understanding of how health care works at the local level is one of our great strengths. Ardent's corporate office in Nashville, TN was recently recognized by The Tennessean as a 2017 Top Workplace in Middle Tennessee.

The Inpatient Coder will bring to the table proven experience in all aspects of hospital coding, which includes the technical abilities to perform facility coding for hospital inpatient services. To achieve appropriate and timely reimbursement and data integrity the IP Coder must ensure accurate and compliant application of correct coding principles for hospital services. and participate in any coding-related projects.

The IP Coder is responsible for the following duties:

  • Assigning ICD-9-CM and/or ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes and present on admission (POA) indicators; HCPCS/CPT codes; and modifiers.
  • Maintains at least a 97% accuracy rate.
  • Maintains average to high productivity based on Ardent Shared Coding Productivity Standards.
  • Abstracting of facility required data in McKesson Star.
  • Working applicable McKesson Pre-Bill Edits and Receivable Work Station (RWS) requests.
  • Follow up on missing documentation, including the generation of appropriate queries, as needed.
  • Communication of issues to the MS-DRG, APC Manager and/or Director Shared Coding Services, as appropriate.
  • Thorough understanding of ICD-9-CM/ICD-10 Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and AHA Coding Clinic.
  • Thorough understanding of HCPCS/CPT coding systems and CPT Assistant and Coding Clinic for HCPCS guidelines.
  • Thorough understanding of Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), Medicare Severity-Diagnosis Related Groups (MS-DRGs).
  • Thorough understanding of Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC).
  • Understanding of coding resources and tools, including 3M 360 Encompass.
  • Acknowledgement of receipt and review of updated Ardent coding policies.
  • Maintains continuing education (CE) requirements per Ardent policy.

Education :

  • Successful completion of a Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Pharmacology course
  • Successful completion of an ICD-9-CM and HCPCS/CPT coding class
  • Coding/HIM certification
Experience & Requirements :
  • 3 years coding/abstracting experience in hospital inpatient and outpatient coding. Advanced training in ICD-10-CM and PCS.
  • Coding credential though AHIMA or AAPC.
  • Computer and software skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, encoder/grouper
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Leadership skills