Inpatient Coder for Rex UNC Healthcare

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Inpatient Coder for Rex UNC Healthcare in Raleigh, North Carolina

Some responsibilities include:

Maintains an environment of safety for patients, self and others.

Retrospectively analyzes inpatient records to determine and assign DRG and ICD-9-CM coding via principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses and principal procedure sequencing and DRG assignment according to national coding conventions, regulatory agencies and reimbursement practices.

Meets established coding production standards to support timely coding and filing of patient claims.

Responds, per established guidelines, to questions and/or edits generated by pre-billing auditing systems, including daily PwC SMART flags as well as questions/recommendations from physician advisor reviews.

Analyzes records for complete clinical documentation necessary to determine if additional documentation is needed to assign appropriate diagnoses and procedure and communicates with physicians/staff when necessary to obtain documentation and/or clarification.

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