Facility Medical Coder II - Remote position, candidates must reside in SC ($5,000 Sign-on Bonus)

Coding and CDI 
Full Time 
AM/PM Shift 
8:30am-5:00pm, Mon-Fri


Sign-On Bonus: 5,000.00 

Consistently named best hospital, Lexington Medical Center dedicates itself to providing quality health services that meet the needs of its communities. Ranked #2 in the state and #1 in the Columbia metro area by U.S. News & World Report, Lexington Medical Center is the only hospital named one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina.

 

The 607-bed teaching hospital anchors a health care network that includes five community medical centers and employs more than 8,000 health care professionals. The network includes a cardiovascular program recognized by the American College of Cardiology as South Carolina’s first HeartCARE CenterTM and an accredited Cancer Center of Excellence affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center for research and education. The network also features an occupational health center, the largest skilled nursing facility in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer’s care center and nearly 80 physician practices.  Its postgraduate medical education programs include family medicine and transitional year residencies. 

Job Summary

Assigns appropriate ICD and CPT codes for reimbursement and statistical purposes. Follows ICD, CPT, CMS, and other regulatory coding guidelines. Abstracts clinical information from medical records for complete and accurate statistical documentation.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Minimum Years of Experience: 3 Years of Experience in Facility Coding Covering Multiple Services (Combination of DRG and OP Services or Multiple OP Services), which they successfully met quality and productivity standards.
Substitutable Education & Experience (Optional): None.
Required Certifications/Licensure: At least one active certification (RHIA/RHIT//CCS/CCS-P//CPC/CPC-H/COC//CIC)
Required Training: Experience working in a combination of the following areas: ED, OPS, or IP;
Completion of courses in Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology;
Must be computer literate and have experience with Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook);
Experience with electronic health records software.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews and interprets facility inpatient and outpatient medical documentation to accurately assign ICD and CPT codes for reimbursement and statistical purposes.
  • Abstracts information into computer for reimbursement and statistical purposes.
  • Researches and stay current with trends in healthcare coding and compliance.
  • Keeps department manager up to date with any coding or documentation issues.
  • Must work independently and collaboratively to support the achievement of department People, Quality, Finance, and Service goals as well as organizational goals.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works as a team with physicians, coding staff and other hospital personnel to ensure proper and accurate code assignment and continuous quality improvement.
  • Reports to work in a timely manner and adheres to attendance policies. Conscientious of scheduling time off in advance so as not to interfere dramatically with coding turnaround times.
  • Other duties may include:        
    a. Review of Daily Medical Necessity Report        
    b. Assisting Coding Manager with supervision of Clinical Affiliations
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

We are committed to offering quality, cost-effective benefits choices for our employees and their families:

  • Day ONE medical, dental and life insurance benefits 
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • Employees are eligible for enrollment into the 403(b) match plan day one.  LHI matches dollar for dollar up to 6%.
  • Employer paid life insurance – equal to 1x salary
  • Employee may elect supplemental life insurance with low cost premiums up to 3x salary 
  • Adoption assistance
  • LHI provides its full-time employees employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability coverage after 90 days of eligible employment
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Student loan forgiveness

Equal Opportunity Employer
It is the policy of LMC to provide equal opportunity of employment for all individuals, and to remain compliant with applicable state and federal laws and regulations. LMC strives to provide a discrimination-free environment, and to recruit, select, on-board, and employ all employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including but not limited to, lactation. LMC endeavors to upgrade and promote employees from within the hospital where possible and consistent with the employee’s desires and abilities and the hospital’s needs.


Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina