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Job Description

Support Carilion's hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities.

Responsible for concurrent or retrospective coding of inpatient accounts, using ICD9- 9 CM coding guidelines. Requires daily consultation with physicians to ensure accurate capture of the principal diagnoses and procedure, and Present on Admission Indicators to ensure proper APRDRG, APDRG or DRG assignment for reimbursement and clinical reporting.  Acts as a documentation improvement consultant with the physicians, and assists them with correct documentation for coding and reporting clarity.   Interacts with Case Management, QM, UM, Infection Control, and Pharmacy by generating codes that identify patients with potential long LOS, JCAHO Core Indicators, Noscomial or Community-acquired infections and adverse drug reactions, promoting real-time intervention and improved quality of patient care.  Masters the Severity of Illness and Risk of Mortality indicators and consults with physicians to ensure documentation reflects these characteristics in our patient population.   Organization-wide Inpatient Volume is approximately 50,000 - 55,000 per year.

Minimum Qualifications Required

Education:  High School education required: College degree preferred. Medical Terminology and Physiology & Anatomy required.

Experience: Requires previous experience in Inpatient Coding or a minimum of 2.0 - 2.5 years of coding proficiency  (96% accuracy rate) covering Outpatient Diagnostics, Emergency Department and Ambulatory Surgery coding to be considered for inpatient coding training. Requires knowledge of body systems, disease processes, anatomy and physiology and medical terminology.  Basic computer skills required.

Licensure, certification, and/or registration:  RHIT, RHIA, CCA, CCS, CPC,  or CPC-H, certifications required for consideration for position.

Other Minimum Qualifications: N/A

Inspiring Better Health at Carilion Clinic

Every day at Carilion Clinic, our employees come together to inspire better health in our patients, their families and our communities. Explore how you can be a part of this diverse, innovative and interdisciplinary patient-centered team, and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of others.

As an employee, you can take advantage of our competitive pay, various scheduling options, continuing education opportunities and excellent benefits.

Based in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic includes multi-specialty physician practices, seven not-for-profit hospitals and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute in partnership with Virginia Tech.

Service Excellence and Quality are hallmarks of Carilion Clinic. As a team member, you will be expected to consistently deliver the best in care and customer service. As an employee, you will demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with our patients, families, visitors and with each other.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Carilion is a Drug-Free Workplace

Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


About Carilion Clinic

Carilion Health System is a $1 billion healthcare company serving approximately 1 million people in Western Virginia. Carilion is a comprehensive, integrated system employing nearly 10,000 people at 10 not-for-profit hospitals, 61 physician practices and primary care centers and a managed care division. As part of its mission to improve the health of the communities it serves, Carilion operates the region's only level 1 trauma center, air ambulance and neo-natal intensive care program, along with a full service cancer center and regional heart center.

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