The first list of eligible candidates will be referred on 02/26/2018. Thereafter, referrals will me made every two weeks, until all positions are filled.
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?
Since 1953, VAHCS Durham has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 200,000 veterans living in a 26-county area of central and eastern North Carolina. In addition to our main facility in Durham, we offer services in three community-based outpatient clinics.
With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/.
VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.
As a Medical Record Technician (Coder), you will perform either inpatient or outpatient coding duties, or a combination of inpatient and outpatient coding duties. Inpatient duties consist of the performance of a comprehensive review of documentation within the health record to assign ICD codes for diagnosis, complications, co-morbid conditions, surgery, and procedures. Outpatient duties consist of the performance of a comprehensive review of documentation within the health record to accurately assign ICD codes for diagnosis and complications, and CPT codes for surgeries, procedures and evaluation, and management services. Directly consults with the professional staff for clarification of conflicting, incomplete or ambiguous clinical data in the health record. May be required to abstract and sequence codes into encoder software to obtain correct diagnosis-related group (DRG). Enters and corrects information that has been rejected, when necessary. Corrects any identified data errors or inconsistencies. Your duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Analyze and abstract medical record data to identify all pertinent diagnoses and procedures for coding inpatient and outpatient encounters.
- Evaluate the adequacy of documentation contained in a medical record.
- Apply independent judgment based on medical record documentation and personal coding knowledge and skill.
- Assign codes using clinical classification systems such as International Classification of Diseases-Clinical Modification (ICD-CM), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).
- Communicate with clinical staff on coding and documentation issues such as recording inpatient and outpatient diagnoses and procedures, the use of encounter forms, the correct sequencing of diagnoses/procedures, and/or the relationship between health care documentation and code assignment.
- Research and solve complex questions related to coding and documentation, such as adequate health information documentation, coding, billing, resident supervision, etc.
- Review and correct system or processing errors, review transmission reports, and ensure all assigned episodes are complete and accurate.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
Application Close Date
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Who May Apply
United States Citizens