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Job Summary

Extract and analyze clinical information and translate this into codes for the most appropriate DRG, POA and PSI indicators, SOI and ROM scores, research, statistics, financial planning, compliance and marketing to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with the International Classification of Diseases Manual-Clinical Modification.
Opportunity to work from home after completion of probationary period, successful training, while meeting quality and productivity standards.

Responsibilities*

Extract, review and analyze clinical information, identify and abstract all pertinent information and translate data into appropriate codes for appropriate DRG, POA and PSI indicators, SOI and ROM scores, research, statistics, financial planning, compliance and marketing to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with established guidelines of all governmental regulatory agencies and third party payers. 50%

Exercise independent judgment on determining cases complexity by utilizing clinical knowledge in order to understand the etiology, pathology, signs, symptoms, diagnostic studies, treatment modalities and prognosis of diseases and procedures to be coded. Research complex diagnoses and or procedures as needed to enhance coding knowledge to consistently apply the correct ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes. 25%
Interact closely with the Clinical Documentation Specialists and DRG Compliance Coordinators to query the medical staff appropriately and professionally to obtain accurate documentation necessary to ensure coding compliance and accuracy. 15%

Expand job-related knowledge and skills by attending and participating in in-services and staff meetings. Keep abreast of coding guidelines and quarterly Coding Clinic. 10%

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
General supervision is received from a Coding Unit Supervisor.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
None.

Required Qualifications*

  • ?An Associate's Degree in Health Information Technology and registration with the American Health Information Management Association as a RHIT or RHIA is necessary. 
  • Certification must be maintained through continuing education.
  • Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills and a high level of concentration.
  • Reasonable knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, treatment methods, patient care assessment, data collection techniques, and coding classification systems.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in a major academic medical center and ICD-10-CM coding and DRG grouper assignments.?
  • Excellent computer skills and previous experience with 3M encoder.
  • ICD-10/CM/PCS trained.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.