Coder II - Risk Adjustment / Geisinger Health Plan (Work from home Pennsylvania resident)
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-23670
Risk Adjustment coding is the transformation of verbal descriptions of diseases and injuries into alphanumeric designations. The coding process reviews and analyzes health records to identify relevant diagnoses for distinct patient encounters. A joint effort between the healthcare provider and the coder is essential to achieve complete and accurate documentation, code assignment, and reporting of diagnoses.
Reviews the content of the medical record for hospital and professional inpatient and outpatient records to identify diagnosis codes.
Carefully details review of documents such as various scan reports, history and physical, consultations, progress notes and office visit records needed to ensure all pertinent diagnoses are recorded.
Translates all diagnostic phrases utilized by healthcare providers into coded form.
Using the Encoder software program, determines the codes for all risk adjustable diagnoses.
Assigns codes based on hospital and professional coding guidelines, Coding Clinic directives, federal regulations, CCI coding initiatives, CPT Assistant or other standard coding guidelines.
Updates and corrects historical file data by completing and submitting possible deletes.
Work is typically performed in a home office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
*Relevant experience may be a combination of related work experience and/or completed specialty training program (1 year of specialty training = 1 year relevant experience).
If a suitably experienced candidate cannot be found, applicants who meet the basic qualifications but possess fewer years of experience will be considered for hire at a lower level. Salary would commensurate with experience.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Minimum of 3 years-Relevant experience* (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Professional Coder - American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC); Certified Risk Adjustment Coder - American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC); Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) - American Health Information Management Association
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.