HIM Coding Specialist

Arkansas Hospice

Introduction:

Arkansas Hospice provides a comprehensive program of care to patients and families facing life-limiting illness. Hospice is the practice of care, not a specific place of care.

Arkansas Hospice enables patients with a projected lifespan of six months or less, due to serious illness, to live their final days to the fullest in the comfort of their homes – or in home-like settings – surrounded by loved ones. Arkansas Hospice can help when:

  • There is a life-limiting prognosis.
  • Patient and family request expert symptom control and pain management, rather than aggressive, curative treatment. There is an exception for pediatric patients, who can receive Arkansas Hospice comfort care concurrently with curative care treatment.
  • The illness has advanced and there are questions about options of care.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this position is to assign appropriate ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS code(s) to patient health information, as documented in the medical record for data retrieval, data analysis, and proper reimbursement. Additional responsibilities include: assistance with ICD-10-CM ongoing staff education on yearly coding updates, conducts focused coding education for staff, performs audits, prepares reports, and participates in other HIM department functions as assigned.

Qualifications:

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years coding in a healthcare setting required. Must have experience in the assignment of ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS codes to medical record documentation. Expert knowledge of coding principles and guidelines related to regulatory compliance.

Additional Requirements: Must have valid driver’s license, automobile insurance, personal vehicle, ability to travel between locations and work flexible hours.

Education Qualifications:

Associate Degree in Health Information Management with RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, or CPC coding credential required. HCS-H required within 6 months of employment. If not degreed, must have in-depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology, as it relates to coding. Knowledge of basic pharmacology.

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Please visit our website at www.ArkansasHospice.org to complete your online application and upload your resume.

Apply Online: http://www.arkansashospice.org.​

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