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Hospital Coder II - Telework or On-Site Job

Date: Sep 6, 2014

Location: Cleveland, OH, US

Company: Mayo Clinic

Job Posting Number: 17881BR
Job Posting Title: Hospital Coder II - Telework or On-Site
Job Posting Category: Accounting/Billing/Finance , Business Professional , Office/Secretarial/Clerical Support
Work Site: Telework/Telecommute
Department: Coding Operations

Job Description
Positions are available either as Telework or On-site at Scottsdale/Phoenix, AZ, Jacksonville, FL, or Rochester, MN. Please note: Mayo Clinic has several Hospital Coder II Telework/Onsite job openings within the regional markets throughout the U.S., applicants only need to apply to 1 opening to be considered for all positions.

We are currently seeking the best experienced inpatient coders from across the nation to join our high-performing coding team. Even though our coders are located throughout the country, we have a strong communication network that keeps people connected throughout their work day.

Mayo Clinic will provide employees with a positive work environment that fosters communication, teamwork, and the means to advance one’s knowledge and ability in such a way to meet his or her career aspirations. Coders working from home are provided all necessary equipment and software including a desktop computer, two monitors, phone, and network box connected to the internet. Demonstrates expert job knowledge and applies current coding and billing regulations, policies, processes and procedures with effective decision-making and problem solving skills. Abstracts data in compliance with national, regional, and local policies, and interprets and reviews medical record documentation to assign accurate ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure codes and MS-DRG for hospital inpatient cases, as well as ICD-9 diagnosis and/or procedure codes for clinic and hospital outpatient services associated with the patient visit. Clarifies physician documentation as appropriate. Understands and applies medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, surgical technology, pharmacology, and disease processes. Demonstrates knowledge of sequencing diagnoses and procedure codes outlined in the ICD-9-CM Official Coding Guidelines, Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set, CMS guidelines and other resources as applicable. May provide education and support to clinical areas in regard to appropriate documentation and coding of services to achieve accurate billing. Clarifies physician documentation by utilizing facility established query process. Meets established coding and abstracting quality and productivity standards. May provide training and/or quality support as directed. Is flexible and willing to adapt to changes in the work environment. Maintains effective and professional communication skills. Demonstrates excellent customer service. Contributes to a positive departmental image by exhibiting professionalism, teamwork and mutual respect. Practices continuous improvement. Is proficient in navigating the electronic medical record and all supporting information management and billing systems.

Hourly rates are based on regional markets, with the minimum and maximum rates defined as follows:

North Central - $21.40-$32.10 Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio

Northeast - $24.80-$37.21 Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C.

Southeast - $21.40-$32.10 Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida

South Central - $24.08-$36.13 Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana

West Coast - $27.91-$41.88 Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii j2wcoding

Basic Qualifications:
Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in a healthcare related program with a minimum of one of the following credentials: RHIT or RHIA or CCS, with a minimum of 3 years inpatient coding experience required; or Bachelor's Degree in any field with a CCS and 5 years of inpatient coding experience required.

Other Qualifications:
Requires a good understanding of ICD-9 diagnosis and procedure coding. Experience with direct physician interaction preferred. Requires a good understanding of anatomy, physiology, medical terminology and disease processes. Knowledge of and experience with the electronic medical record and billing systems required. Prefer hospital coding experience within a large teaching and/or Level I Trauma medical facility providing complex medical and surgical services. Prefer experience with Quantim encoder software. Previous experience with remote coding preferred. Possesses PC skills, both keyboarding and applications.

License or Certification:
RHIT or RHIA or CCS credential required.

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Exemption Status: Non-exempt
Hours/Pay Period: 80
Schedule Details:
Weekend Schedule:

Compensation Detail: Education, experience, and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. Minimum salaries are based on regional markets, as indicated in the job description.

Staffing Specialist: David Binder

Company Statement:
Mayo Clinic offers a wealth of job opportunities, but most essentially, it offers the chance to make a difference by helping others. Employees are mentored in Mayo's culture and our model of care, which values mutual respect, integrity, personal responsibility, innovation and communications.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

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