Job Posting: Coding Manager
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Washington Regional Medical Center - Fayetteville, AR
Shift: Monday - Friday Days
Job Number: JO-1908-38467
Date Posted: 8/15/2019
Categories: Certified Professionals
POSITION SUMMARY The Coding Manager is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Coding Department and guiding the efficient and effective process for coding, abstracting, and data reporting of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and ancillary services. Provide leadership for coding staff with training, coding compliance reviews, regulatory guidance, work distribution, and monitoring of accounts receivable issues related to coding.Ensure coding process and guidelines meet state, federal, Hospital, and other external agencies requirements and standards. Direct the training of new employees and ensure ongoing training of all staff. Conduct performance appraisal reviews and routine assessment of staff competency providing timely and appropriate feedback. Take appropriate organization, system and personnel actions as necessary. Works with the medical staff to improve clinical documentation to facilitate accurate coding. Enforce the use of physician query when appropriate.Assists in writing and maintaining policies, procedures, and training materials related to the Coding Department.Coordinates all quality and compliance monitoring of coded records and is responsible for coordinating periodic coding compliance reviews to assure accuracy by the coding specialists. Serve as a key participant in the revenue cycle process. Work closely with Patient Financial Services (PFS), Clinical Documentation Improvement Program and other services to assist and/or coordinate in resolving account, coding, and charge capture issues.Supervise and ensures productivity, turn-around-time, and quality of work are met. Address personnel, production and system issues as they arise.Responsible for supporting, management, and continued development of coding department information systems, including the aabstracting and encoder software, billing and decision support applications, and electronic interfaces.The Coding Manager is responsible for other coding related duties as assigned by senior leadership. This position must be able to work without direct supervision and understand the need for professionalism and ethics.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED Any of the following: AHIMA credentials: RHIT,RHIA,CCS OR AAPC credentials: CIC, COC, or CPC
SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL AND SKILL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED Minimum of 3+ years relevant coding experience, i.e., acute care facility coding (inpatient and/or outpatient), physician practice coding, billing and/or reimbursement. Strong computer skills with advanced systems knowledge required. Must have knowledge of ICD-9/10 and CPT/HCPCS coding principles and guidelines.Must be knowledgeable in current governmental/regulatory requirements (state, federal, JCAHO, HIPAA, etc.) and provisions that apply to healthcare institutions. Maintains knowledge of applicable coding documentation and billing regulations related to Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance. Analytical ability to gather and interpret data to identify discrepancies, problems or issues, to determine compliance with regulations, policies and procedures. Leadership skills such as accountability, decision-making, coaching and counseling. Excellent communication, organizational, and customer relation skills used in frequent public interaction. Strong Coding background, DRG auditing, training, policy and procedure, and data quality management skills.
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