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Medical Records Technician Coder Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Medical Records Technician Coder Job in MEMPHIS, TN

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $45,810.00 to $59,557.00 Grade 8 to 8
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/8/2018 Close Date 9/28/2018
Who may apply Public

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  • Open & closing dates

    01/08/2018 to 09/28/2018

  • Salary

    $45,810 to $59,557 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 8

  • Work schedule


  • Appointment type



4 vacancies in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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  • Duties



    OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

    About the Memphis VAMC: The VAMC in Memphis, TN consists of one main campus located at 1030 Jefferson Avenue, which includes a 60-bed Spinal Cord Injury Unit, and nine community based outpatient clinics (CBOC). It is a tertiary care facility classified as a Clinical Referral Level I Facility and one of the most complex medical centers in the VA system. It is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services, with state-of-the-art technology, as well as extensive education and research programs. Comprehensive primary, secondary, and tertiary health care is provided in areas of medicine, general cardiovascular and neurological surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, neurology, oncology, dentistry, and geriatrics. Specialized outpatient services are provided through general, specialty, and subspecialty outpatient clinics including a women's health center. Services are available to more than 206,000 Veterans living in a 53-county tri-state area (Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi).

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    This position is located in the Health Information Management Section (HIMS) of the Business Office, at the Memphis VA Medical Center. The Medical Records Technician (Coder) is responsible for performing a quality review of patient care documents and assigning codes specific to the type of care provided. The duties include but are not limited to:

    ·Applies knowledge of various coding systems and assigns codes to documented patient care encounters (inpatient or outpatient) for one or more specialty and subspecialty health care services provided by the VAMC Memphis.

    ·Adheres and keeps abreast of accepted coding practices, guidelines and conventions when choosing the most appropriate diagnosis, operation, procedure, ancillary, or Evaluation and Management code to ensure ethical, accurate, and complete coding.

    ·Performs a comprehensive review of the patient record to abstract medical, surgical, ancillary, demographic, social, and administrative data to ensure complete data capture.

    ·Monitors ever-changing regulatory and policy requirements affecting coded information for the full spectrum of services provided by the VAMC Memphis.

    ·Reviews and codes assigned Fee Service inpatient episodes using the paper or electronic documentation obtained from non-VA facilities such as Community Hospital, Emergency Rooms, military facilities, etc.

    ·Conduct chart analysis and review for completed dictation of discharge summary, History & Physical (H&P), Op reports and/or outpatient notes.

    ·Codes Operating Room and/or non Operating Room procedures reported in the VistA hospital system; applies ICD-CM/PCS coding systems and guidelines and selects proper codes using the current code selection and reference software (e.g., Nuance Clintegrity 360)

    ·Identifies the principal diagnosis and principal procedure for every inpatient discharge; also identifies significant complications and/or co-morbidities treated or impacting treatment to correctly determine the proper Diagnostic Related Group (DRG).

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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