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Academic Inpatient Medical Coder (Remote)  

Location Nashville, TN  

Are you looking for the flexibility of per diem work? eCatalyst Healthcare Solutions is actively hiring per diem Academic Inpatient Medical Coders to join our diverse and dynamic team of Health Information professionals. Our dedicated employees enjoy the collaboration and recognition of working in small teams to support our amazing clients.

eCatalyst Healthcare Solutions Academic Inpatient Medical Coders review medical record documentation of high acuity patients to determine and appropriately assign ICD-10-CM/PCS codes to patient encounters.

As an Academic Inpatient Medical Coder, you will perform inpatient coding for one of our valued client partners.

Job Responsibilities

  • Reviews medical record documentation and assigns ICD-10-CM/PCS codes as supported by medical record documentation.
  • Utilizes our client's electronic medical record (EMR), encoder, and computer-assisted coding (CAC) software as directed.
  • Ensures optimal reimbursement while maintaining compliance with CMS and third-party payor policies and guidelines.
  • Maintains compliance with eCatalyst and client's coding policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Abstracts pertinent information from the medical record per client guidelines.
  • Understands APR and MS-DRG reimbursement methodologies for acute care.
  • Accurately assigns present on admission indicator and the discharge disposition.
  • Invokes the physician query process to clarify conflicting, incomplete, ambiguous, and/or inconsistent clinical information when necessary and per client guidelines.
  • Consistently maintains 95% or above accuracy rate while meeting established productivity standards.
  • Completes daily production log and daily time keeping requirements.
  • Attends and participates in eCatalyst and client meetings as requested.
  • Completes coding continuing education and maintains coding credentials.
  • Ensures HIPAA compliance at all times.
  • Consistently delivers eCatalyst's brand promise of 'Exceptional Services Delivered with Unrelenting Client Focus' to our client partners.
Position Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • 3+ years of academic medical center inpatient coding experience.
  • Minimum of three 3 years of inpatient facility coding experience.
  • Excellent medical terminology, complex disease, and advanced medical treatment knowledge.
  • Proficiency in multiple EMR’s, encoders, and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent knowledge of payor and CMS coding policies and guidelines.
  • Educated in HIPAA regulations; maintains strict confidentiality of patient Protected Health Information (PHI).
  • Consistently achieves quality and productivity standards.
  • Ability to organize and complete work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to read, write and effectively communicate in English.
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Requirements

  • 5+ years of academic medical center inpatient coding experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of inpatient facility coding experience.

Required Certifications

You must have, and maintain at least one of the following professional certifications:

  • RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician)
  • CCS (Certified Coding Specialist)
  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator)

Preferred Certifications

  • RHIA/RHIT with CCS
Full-Time/Part-Time Per Diem  
About the Organization eCatalyst Healthcare Solutions is proud to be one of the nation's top HIM and Middle Revenue Cycle companies. Our expertise includes coding, auditing, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), master patient index, registry, revenue cycle, staffing, consulting, and more. eCatalyst is distinguished by our highly experienced and credentialed team and our unrelenting client focus.  
EOE Statement eCatalyst Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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