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Come join our Health Information Management Department!
The Coding Coordinator will be helping to support three hospitals (Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, and Presbyterian Hospital). After an initial training period, this opportunity not only has the ability to help manage and train other coders, but also has the flexibility to work remotely!
The qualified candidate will be responsible for reviewing coded medical records for coding and DRG accuracy by verifying that the principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses, principal procedure, secondary procedures and disposition have been assigned accurately and ensure the highest level of reimbursement to which the facility is legally entitled. This is completed according to established coding guidelines and rules for reporting and in adherence with the American Health Information Management Association Code of Ethics. All coding staff have quality audits performed on a consistent basis, the results of which are incorporated into their performance reviews.
Minimum Degree Requirements and Experience Required:
• Bachelor's degree required in Health Information Management or related field.
• 5+ years inpatient coding experience at a tertiary care facility, preferably in an academic medical center.
• RHIA or RHIT required
• Certified Coding Specialist-CCS (AHIMA) required.
• Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, human anatomy & physiology, and clinical disease processes.
• Knowledge of federal, state, and third party payer requirements.
• Extensive knowledge of ICD-10-CM/PCS classification systems.
• Familiarity with computerized encoders.
We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.
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We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.