Inpatient Coder

Norwood Staffing

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REMOTE Coding – General Expectations

Inpatient coders with HOSPITAL (Acute Care) IC-10 experience at least 2-3 years

Inpatient Coders Must have high level or surgery cases coding exp to include trauma and cardiac

level 1 trauma experience preferred

  • Contract coders must be able to work independently in a remote setting, with little supervision
  • High speed internet is required – Minimum speed requirements of 10Mbps download and 1Mbps upload. High speed internet connections are not allowed via satellite.
  • Remote capability – Contract coders must have their own computer equipment
  • After orientation and prebill review, coders may work a flexible schedule during Business hours (6am to 5pm). Schedule must be approved by Manager
  • Orientation is done via skype – (coder never required to work on site)
  • Prefer coders with experience with Meditech, 3M, One Content, Kronos
  • Require Contract coders to have at least one coding credential; AHIMA -RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCA, AAPC- CPC (send certification with submission)
  • Contract coders will be required to code high $$ accounts, Trauma, Highly skilled Coders
  • Internal coding assessment required for onboarding – Must pass with 90% accuracy
  • If the coder passes the assessment, set up a phone interview as next steps
  • Contract coders are encouraged to attend client coding monthly roundtables and section meetings
  • MCI request will be submitted when compliance is completed
  • All coders need to maintain a 95% or > coding accuracy
  • All coders need to maintain 95% or > productivity

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