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Company: Ingalls Health System
Location: Harvey, IL
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


Join a world-class academic healthcare system, Ingalls Memorial Hospital, as a Medical Record Technician – IP Coder in the Inpatient Coding department. As a Inpatient Coder, you will code diagnoses and procedures on inpatient and outpatient medical records. Ingalls Memorial Hospital serves Chicago's south suburbs. Our patient financial services staff are here to help you navigate the financial aspects of your health care — from bill payment to financial assistance. We are also committed to delivering the best quality with the lowest total cost.


Location: Harvey, IL


The Inpatient Coder is responsible for reviewing the medical records to identify and accurately code physician services and patient diagnosis. Review third party coding regulation to ensure proper billing of services. Abstracts pertinent information from patient record. Assign ICD 10-CM, CPT and HCPCS codes for accurate and ethical coding. Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous or unclear for coding purposes. Maintain knowledge of coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirement. The position will have a wide range of access to protected health information (PHI) and understands the importance of confidentiality regarding all patient information pursuant to HIPAA policies and procedures. 


Inpatient Coder Responsibilities:

  • Performs technical duties related to coding, reimbursement, and processing of medical record data
  • Accurately assesses the appropriateness of final coding as it relates to current prospective payment regulations
  • Abstract demographic, diagnostic, and procedural information from patient medical record
  • Provides information and reports of coded/abstracted data
  • Maintain a minimum of 95% accuracy rate for coding, abstracting and DRG assignment
  • Works collaboratively with Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
  • Attends all mandatory departmental and hospital in-service and meetings
  • Maintain knowledge of current medical practices, coding guidelines and clinical documentation improvement through review of the coding literature and attendance at continuing education
  • Maintain credentialing through continuing education
  • Exercise customer service skills to physicians, hospital staff, and others
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with Medical Staff members and physician office staff for clarification of diagnostic and procedural information
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management as department goals and workload require

Required Qualifications: 

  • High School diploma required
  • Associate or bachelor's degree in health information is required
  • RHIT or RHIA certification required
  • One to three years of prior coding experience will be considered
  • Ability to successfully complete an ICD 10 CM/CPT Coding Test
  • Experience in working in electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Prior hospital coding experience preferred
  • Demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions
  • High degree of analytical skills required in order to compile, interpret and utilize data
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and anatomy and physiology required
  • ICD 10 CM, ICD 10 PCS, CPT coding knowledge
  • Proficient in computer use and software applications (encoder, 3M)


Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Full Time
  • Shift: Day
  • Unit: Medical Records Admin
  • CBA Code: Non-Union



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