Certified Home Health and Hospice Coder
Health Information Alliance. is seeking Part Time/PRN, Remote Certified Home Health and Hospice Coder. Under the direct supervision, the Home Health and Hospice Coder is responsible for coding using ICD-10 all diagnoses and applicable procedures of outpatient service visits. The position is also responsible for reviewing OASIS, abstracting visit data for billing and data collection purposes.
- Codes records using ICD-10-CM and coding guidelines.
- Reviews OASIS
- Observes and reports unusual patterns in data collection and/or lack of adequate documentation for code assignments.
- Review documentation and provide ICD-10 coding recommendations based on current coding and Oasis guidelines.
- Performs other related duties as requested by the Home Health and Hospice Supervisor
- Must be self-motivated, responsive, and committed to communicating with the management/supervisor closely via high tech communication modules.
- Certification in Home Health and Hospice Coding required
- Proficient knowledge of Oasis, preferred.
- Working knowledge of CMS Condition of Participation in Home Health and Hospice Services is required.
- Working knowledge of federal and state Home Health and Hospice licensure regulations are required.
- Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, compliance and reimbursement guidelines are required.
- Sound computer skill and adaptive to Home Health and Hospice documentation software is a must.
- Detail oriented with critical thinking and strong analytical skills are required.
- Ability to demonstrate flexibility in response to unexpected changes in work volume and work schedule are required.
- Excellent interpersonal relation skills including active listening, conflict resolution, and team building are required.
- Minimum of two years previous experience with ICD-10 and/or ICD-9 coding with verified employment/experience are required.
- Certified in Home Health and Hospice coding, required. CCA or CCS, or CPC, required. AHIMA, preferred.
- Medical Coding: 5 years
- ICD-10: 2 years
The ideal candidate must possess the following characteristics:
- Commitment and reliability; be able to dedicate consistent time to HIA
- Superb communication and responsiveness
- Computer literacy
- Must be comfortable with, but not limited to: Excel, web-browsers, email, electronic health records (non-specific)
- Must be familiar with various technologies such as, but not limited to: security (e.g., Citrix), data collection/abstraction, encoders, web-based applications
- Self-maintenance of skillset
- Maintaining credentials
- Staying current with abstraction/coding rules, manuals, and guidelines
- Prior experience in position applying for
- Motivation; remote work can be team-based, but requires the ability to work independently
- Strong interpersonal skills and tactfulness to be able to effectively communicate with team members and client contacts
The ideal candidate must possess:
- A college degree from
- An accredited nursing program,
- CAHIIM accredited program, or
- Other accredited healthcare program
- Healthcare credential associated with their program of study
- Other healthcare information related abstraction and coding credentials desirable