Riverside Behavioral Health Center, a Campus of Riverside Regional Medical Center located in Hampton, Virginia is currently seeking a labor pool (as needed) Medical Coder.
Riverside Behavioral Health Center, an established mental health care provider in Hampton Roads since 1983, provides psychiatric and chemical dependency services to children, adolescents and adults on an outpatient and inpatient basis. We offer a variety of services such as Inpatient Adult Services, Inpatient Child and Adolescent Services, Adolescent Residential Services and Outpatient Services, to individuals who experience emotional, psychological and behavioral problems. Individual, family and group therapy, recreation therapy, art therapy, life skills groups, and medication management are key components of the programs we provide. For more information please visit www.riversideonline.com/rbhc.
Job Summary: This position assigns diagnostic and procedure codes to simple record types up to highly complex record types. Complies with standardized coding standards and conventions and regulations, corporate compliance standards, and reimbursement policies. Records and sequences clinical data in correct order using national definitions of the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS). Applies transfer rule for correct discharge disposition of records according to established policy. Must have extensive knowledge of medical terminology, the human disease process, anatomy and physiology. Audits for documentation opportunities and queries clinical staff with CDI to fill in any gaps to clarify confusing, incomplete or conflicting information and obtain any needed additional documentation. Contacts and works with physicians as needed for clarification of details of disease process or clarification of documentation to ensure correct coding. Assists patient financial services with questions on coding and billing edits. Must be able to pass an ICD-10-CM/PCS competency test with a score of 80% or better.
Requirements: High School Diploma/GED Required and 2+ years' experience in acute care coding is required. Training in ICD10/PCS coding with certification of completion required. CCS credentials for ICD10/PCS competency must be demonstrated for both new hires and incumbent employees. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in lieu of 1 year of experience. CPC-H, CPC-C, CCS-P, CCA credentials counts for 1 year experience.