Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values ofLoveandExcellenceand are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!
ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition(r).
The Coding Associate (Training Program) will be responsible for the completion of coder training program including online training modules, tests and assessments, classroom and independent coding education work assignments, and participation requirements. Demonstrate readiness to assume responsibility for accurate and timely assignment of ICD and CPT codes, payment classification assignment, and abstracting for reimbursement purposes and collection of statistical information on Inpatient or Outpatient patient records.
IMPORTANT: Attending one of the virtual Coding Associate Training Program Information Sessions will be required for all interested applicants. We will be holding two Information Sessions- February 7th at 8:00am-9:00am & February 9th- 6:00pm-7:00pm. Please register through the links below to one of the Information Session that works for you. Each link is for a different information session.
Complete classroom and independent coding and coding related course assignments.
Demonstrate sufficient understanding of complex subject matter included in the study of anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology.
Demonstrate understanding and recall of coding rules and guidelines as developed by CMS, AHIMA and the AMA.
Accurately applies diagnosis and procedure codes utilizing ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT and HCPCS codes in all test and practice coding scenarios on both inpatient and outpatient records.
Demonstrate understanding and incremental skill development in the interpretation and application of coding guidelines for accurate code assignment on practice and real-time patient medical records.
Identify the importance of medical record documentation on code assignment through the interpretation of information contained in reports or notes maintained in patient record applications.
Demonstrate understanding of impact of medical record documentation on reimbursement through utilization of prospective payment systems.
Review and interpret Inpatient and Outpatient records assigning appropriate ICD diagnosis, ICD procedure, CPT procedure codes and inpatient or outpatient payment classification in accordance with CMS regulations, official and internal outpatient coding guidelines.
Abstract pertinent data to determine and sequence codes for diagnoses and procedures.
Enter all coding information into the computerized abstracting system.
Demonstrate ability to locate, retrieve and interpret information on diagnostic reports (i.e., radiology, pathology, EKG reports, laboratory values, doctors' orders, and administrative medication forms) to accurately code patient charts and communicate missing or needed documentation requirements as applicable.
Education and Experience Requirements:
High school graduate or equivalent
Successful completion of a biology or chemistry class preferred.
Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
403(b) with company match
Generous paid time off
12 weeks paid parental leave
Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to care.com, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial mentoring, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and phenomenal discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.