The Coder II role is responsible for the thorough and accurate coding of diseases and procedures of each inpatient record through the use of ICD-10 coding manual. Responsible for retrospective queries to the appropriate physicians for clarification of conflicting and or ambiguous diagnoses. Responsible for thorough knowledge of Chartmaxx work list.
Ability to work remotely
Applicants from all time zones are encouraged
Using ICD-10 codes, assign codes for all diagnoses for each inpatient encounter following establishes coding guidelines and procedures.
Check computer for status on all patients for whom medical records have not been received for follow-up resolution of patient accounts.
Query physicians retrospectively and/or concurrently for clarification of conflicting and/or ambiguous diagnosis and follow-up on queried records for completion.
This is a remote position with availability in the following states: Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
CCS or graduate from a Health Information Technology (RHIT) or Health Information Administration program (RHIA).
3 years coding experience in hospital acute care coding environment.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.