Overview

Health Information Coder I – Full Time Job at Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington – 3.6 in Arlington, TX

Job Description

Description



We’re seeking a Full Time HIM Coder to join our Team. The successful applicant can work on campus or remotely.

Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington is a tri venture, which consists of Texas Health Resources and Methodist Health System and Our Parent Company, Kindred Rehabilitation Services. Kindred Rehabilitation Services is the largest diversified provider of rehabilitation therapy in the country.We provide rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies to virtually every care setting including inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing, home health, long-term acute care and assisted living. With locations across 47 states, we are certain to have a rehab job for you.

Job Summary:
Responsible for assisting the HIM Manager in coding, planning, developing and maintaining the Health Information Services department of the hospital in accordance with state and federal guidelines, accreditation standards as well as hospital policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Job Specific:
Codes IRF records using current ICD coding version and within timeframe set by hospital.

Works closely with the PPS Coordinator in assigning the Impairment Code for all admissions.

Transmits the IRF PAI in a timely manner for all Medicare inpatients.

Maintain confidentiality of all patient care information to ensure patient rights are protected.

As directed by the HIM Manager, assists in planning, organizing, directing and maintaining Health Information Services in accordance with established policies, procedures, state and federal regulations and accreditation standards (i.e. HIPAA, JCAHO, CARF).

Assist in establishing and maintaining procedures for the collection, coding, abstracting, filing and retrieval of medical records.

Work with staff physicians in getting records completed within the required timeframe.

Guide nursing staff in keeping records neat and orderly during the patient’s hospitalization.

At discharge, process records within required timeframes: assembly, analysis, coding, and abstracting, IRF PAI Transmission.

Review and process requests for patient information within required timeframe.

Develop and maintain good rapport with inter-disciplinary team members to help ensure that medical records are properly maintained and problems areas identified and corrected in a timely manner.

Maintain a neat and orderly HIM Department.

Performs other related duties and activities as directed and assigned by the HIM Manager.

Participates in the overall quality assessment and improvement program activities.

Participates in continuing education classes and training programs.

Ensure supplies have been replenished in work areas as necessary.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:
RHIT (or eligible) or RHIA (or eligible) or Coding Certification by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)

Hospital HIM Department and coding experience preferred.

About Company

Company: Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington – 3.6

Company Location:  Arlington, TX

About Texas Rehabilitation Hospital of Arlington - 3.6