Health Information Management (HIM) Coder III (Remote)

  • Req #: 49093
  • Samaritan Health Services
  • Corvallis, OR
  • SHS Health Information Mgmt
  • 1.0 (80 hrs/pp) - Day
  • Start / End Time: 0800 (8:00 am) - 1630 (4:30 pm)
  • Overtime Rule: 40
  • $24.73 - $36.32
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  • JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE
    • Applies the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes and determines the MS-DRG assignment for inpatient records across multiple specialties (i.e. cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, trauma, orthopedics, general medicine and surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics, newborns, etc.), or applies the appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes for ambulatory surgery records across multiple specialties (i.e. cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, interventional radiology, trauma, orthopedics, general surgery, urology, gynecology, etc.). May be assigned any of the coding functions of an HIM Coder I or II. Assists with training HIM Coder I and II positions and assists with quality assurance through monitoring of other coders as needed.
  • DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
    • The Health Information Management (HIM) department manages health information systems and medical records to ensure we meet medical, legal and ethical standards. HIM staff work with Samaritan Health Services patients, staff and providers as well as numerous external entities to maintain the accuracy and completeness of the medical record; provide coded data for evaluation of services and reimbursement; and ensure authorized access to patient medical information in accordance with privacy and confidentiality requirements.
  • EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Certification status as RHIA, RHIT, CCS or CIC required.
    • Three (3) years recent inpatient and/or ambulatory surgery coding experience in an acute care hospital with multiple medical and surgical subspecialties required.
    • Experience and/or training in the following required:
      • Advanced medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes and pharmacology.
      • Computerized coding/abstracting systems and encoders.
      • Applicable coding rules and compliance guidelines.
      • Billing functions.
      • Components of a charge description master.
      • Background knowledge of health information management processes and concepts.
      • Electronic health record.
    • Training in ICD-10-CM/PCS preferred.
    • All candidates will be required to satisfactorily pass a coding assessment to verify minimum coding skills for this position.
  • KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
    • Knowledge of the importance of confidentiality.
    • Ability to organize, plan and prioritize work, as well as concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
    • Ability to anticipate, recognize and identify issues.
    • Ability to communicate information verbally and in writing so others will understand. Ability to understand information and ideas presented verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to work as part of a team or on your own.
  • PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    • Rarely
      (1 - 10% of the time)

      Occasionally
      (11 - 33% of the time)

      Frequently
      (34 - 66% of the time)

      Continually
      (67 – 100% of the time)

      CLIMB - STAIRS 
       

      LIFT (Floor to Waist: 0"-36") 0 - 20 Lbs 
       

      LIFT (Knee to chest: 24"-54") 0 - 20 Lbs 
       

      LIFT (Waist to Eye: up to 54") 0 - 20 Lbs 
       

      CARRY 1-handed, 0 - 20 pounds 
       

      BEND FORWARD at waist 
       

      KNEEL (on knees)

      STAND 
       

      WALK - LEVEL SURFACE 
       

      ROTATE TRUNK Standing 
       

      REACH - Upward 
       

      PUSH (0-20 pounds force) 
       

      PULL (0-20 pounds force)

      SIT 
       

      CARRY 2-handed, 0 - 20 pounds 
       

      ROTATE TRUNK Sitting
       

      REACH - Forward 
       

      MANUAL DEXTERITY Hands/wrists 
       

      FINGER DEXTERITY 
       

      PINCH Fingers 
       

      GRASP Hand/Fist

      None specified

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