Job Schedule: Full Time Standard Hours: 40 Job Shift: Shift 1 Shift Details:
Work where every moment matters.
Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network as an Outpatient Coder.
Hartford HealthCare at Home, the largest provider of homecare services in Connecticut, has been fulfilling our mission for more than 115 years. Our Person-Centered Care Model allows our employees to learn and grow within our organization, all while providing integrated support to the patient. As part of Hartford HealthCare, we leverage cutting edge technology to provide quality care in our client’s home. Most importantly, our employees are appreciated for the real differences they make in both the lives of their clients and their clients’ families.
Key Areas of Responsibility
Applies knowledge of anatomy and physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology, and diagnostic and procedural terminology to determine the appropriate assignment of diagnosis codes.
Analyzes medical records, interprets documentation and assigns proper ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes utilizing designated software, coding manuals and other reference material as required
Conducts OASIS documentation review, identifying inconsistencies and opportunities for improvement and works with clinical staff to attain accuracy and optimal outcomes
Adheres to all department coding procedures, policies, guidelines and quality standards.
Complete on a daily basis cases that have been assigned to them utilizing the appropriate work lists.
Accounts coded: Home Health coding and OASIS review.
Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association/American Association of Procedural Coders and adheres to official coding guidelines.
Seeks clarification from clinicians, physician and others as needed to complete coding and OASIS reviews..
Initiate physician coding queries.
Makes corrections based on collaboration with clinician or designee.
Complete cases that have been assigned to them for review of edits, etc.
Maintain tracking spreadsheet for productivity/meetings.
Mentoring other coders during their orientation period and assists them in understanding policies and procedures and HIM systems.
Assists manager with special projects/other tasks as assigned
Requirements and Specifications
Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience
1 -years of on-the-job experience performing Home Health coding and OASIS review.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
HCS-D or BCHH-C certification required and maintained thereafter.
Working knowledge of OASIS.
OASIS Certification (HCS-O or COS-C) required within 12 months of hire and maintained thereafter.
Knowledge, Skills and Ability Requirements:
ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes
Working knowledge of clinical information
Knowledge of PDGM payment model
Microsoft Office Products; Word, Excel
Read, write and speak English proficiently.
Solid analytical capabilities.
Good organizational skills.
Proficiently read and interpret physician writing.
Handle multiple priorities.
Listen and acknowledge ideas and expressions of others attentively.
Converse clearly using appropriate verbal and body language.
Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal through mutual cooperation.
Influence others for positive and productive outcomes.
We take great care of careers.
With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.