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Sanford Health Coder - Hospital - Inpatient - FT - REMOTE in Fargo, North Dakota

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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

Facility: Remote ND (Fargo)
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: Fargo, ND, USA
Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00
Salary Range: $19.00 (increased based on years of applicable experience) - $30.5

Department Details

Looking for a detail oriented, experienced coder to join our team of talented inpatient coding professionals. RHIA, RHIT or CCS credential required. Whether you are a seasoned professional or 2 years into your coding career – we are the place for you!

This position comes with premium compensation based on experience, PTO, a 401(k) retirement plan, and well-being benefits, as well as a comprehensive benefits package. This position is entirely remote or available for work on-site, if desired. Our coding careers offer flexible and predictable scheduling, growth and advancement, further specialization, continuing education and much more!

  • Work for a single organization with consistent processes, EMR & management structure

  • Building continuous years of service

  • Competitive Pay as well as benefits package, including 401K & PTO

  • Referral Bonus when referring a friend or college to this program

As an employer, Sanford Health believes that every person plays a part in achieving its goals and seeks fearless, passionate professionals interested in healthcare, medicine, and research. We’re excited to be on a journey of tremendous growth and are always looking for talented team members to join our Sanford family. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, our organization strives to continually build on the diverse talents, experiences and beliefs of our employees, as well as the patients and communities we serve.

Job Summary

Assigns codes to diagnoses and procedures for medical records using current coding classification system and Current Procedural Terminology, 4th Edition (CPT-4) coding and classification systems. Coding assignments are made for the purposes of reimbursement, research, compliance with federal and state regulations/guidelines and for severity of illness. Must meet productivity and quality standards. Requires ongoing review and adherence to a multitude of regulatory requirements that are constantly changing. Applies professional knowledge and uses critical thinking skills to assign codes to meet various payment groupings and medical necessity. Assigns Diagnosis-Related Group (DRGs) as well as codes for case mix groups (CMGs) for records. Works extensively with electronic medical record and with some paper based medical records.

Qualifications

Associate degree in Health Information Technology (or eligible) or Bachelors degree in Health Information Management and/or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required.

Prior coding classification education required. Previous hospital coding experience highly desirable. Knowledge of diagnosis-related group (DRG) and other payment methodologies essential. Prior computer and/or encoder software experience desirable. Work requires extreme attention to detail and work which meets high ethical standards, logical thinking and the ability to acquire an intricate knowledge of system software and hardware. Knowledge of components of the medical record. Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes and medical terminology. Must be familiar with operative terms and pharmacology. Flexibility and an ability to work in a team environment. Must be able to interpret and decipher physician and other care giver handwriting and documentation. Computer proficiency for use in daily work processes. Work is extremely detailed and requires high accuracy rate to meet regulatory requirements.

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required.

Benefits

Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordcareers.com/benefits .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0098846
Job Function: Revenue Cycle
Featured: No