Apprentice Inpatient Coder

Newark, NJ

Job ID: 19NSH96723

Regular Full-time

Oct 9 (5d ago)

Health Information Management

Salary Range:

TC12700: Probationary Rate $31.24 - Job Rate $31.74 - Two (2) Year Rate $32.70

 

 

Qualifications:  

High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Successful completion of ICD-10 training and skill assessment, as specifically designated by HIM department. Prior ICD-10 coding experience preferred, but not required. Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, Coding Clinic, POA, query guidelines required. Knowledge of CMS, Medicaid and third-party payer coding, billing and compliance regulations preferred. Prior experience and/or use of an encoder (Clintegrity 360) and Epic electronic health record is a plus. Must have the ability to balance multiple and changing priorities. Must be able to read, write and speak English and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be detail oriented, accurate, organized, and work well independently. Must have a working knowledge of computers and be able to navigate the internet. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially with the use of Excel, Outlook, and shared files as daily tools. May be required to work evenings and/or weekends.

 

Responsibilities:  

The primary purpose of the Apprentice Inpatient Coder position is to review hospital inpatient medical records and assign ICD-10 diagnosis codes and procedure codes that accurately reflect the reason for admission and patient severity. Follows established hospital inpatient coding guidelines and utilizes Coding Clinic and other resources to ensure compliance with national coding guidelines.

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University Hospital offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit www.umdnj.edu/hrweb.

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