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Children's Hospital Boston Medical Records Coding Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

74264BRJob Posting Title:Medical Records Coding SpecialistDepartment:Finance-Patient Financial ServicesAutoReqId:74264BRStatus:Full-TimeStandard Hours per Week:40 Job Posting Category:FinanceJob Posting Description:Boston Children’s Hospital Clinical Coding Department is a diverse team of coders working in a remote coding environment looking for another inpatient hospital coder. Our team works for one of the top pediatric hospitals in the nation and is the home of the world’s largest pediatric research. Boston Children’s treats some of the most complex diseases in children. Our team works closely together with other departments to ensure we accurately capture the severity of patients.

The Inpatient Medical Records Coding Specialist will be responsible to:

  • Follow established guidelines, abstracts, sequences and assigns diagnosis and procedure codes according to ICD-10-CM coding conventions and Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) definitions. Assign diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) using specialized computer software

  • Perform specialized and technical coding and assist with review of billing rejection audits and case-mix/billing department questions

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regulatory and compliance issues related to coding, documentation, and billing

  • Follow up on outstanding, uncoded, and incomplete charts. Perform periodic quality control audits of work

  • Assist with coder education and training, and conducts review of work done by new coders to assess quality and accuracy of coding

  • Provide leadership to staff in decision-making and prioritization in the absence of area supervisor. Maintain awareness of the day-to-day activities and goals of the Coding Unit in meeting billing deadlines

  • Respond to outpatient clinics' requests for ICD-10-CM diagnosis via email

  • Meet criterion to work the coding hotline, STAT coding, and interim billing

  • Assist researchers in identifying cases by diagnosis and/or procedure codes

  • Utilizes technology such as: Computer Assisted Coding and Code Finder and Electronic Health Record

To qualify, you must have:

  • 2 years of occupationally specific education or an Associate's degree in Medical Records or a closely related field and 4 years hospital based coding experience is required

  • Current certification by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as either a (1) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), (2) Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

  • Ability to organize and abstract health data for entry into databases and understand data/information used in the healthcare setting

  • Knowledge of health records, computer systems, Microsoft applications, data integrity, and processing techniques required. This includes but is not limited to: medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, data entry, data display, and various grouping programs DRGs, and APR DRGs.

  • Must be highly detail-oriented, ability to remain focused, have good organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, technical principles, or clinical knowledge

  • Knowledge of the HIPPA rules and regulations pertaining to patient information and confidentiality

  • Fully Remote excluding CA

Boston Children’s Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits including flexible schedules, affordable health, vision, and dental insurance, child care and student loan subsidies, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition and certain License and Certification Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes. Experience the benefits of passion and teamwork.Office/Site Location:BostonRegular, Temporary, Per Diem:Regular Remote Eligibility :Full-Time Remote