Reporting to the Market HIM Director, responsible for supervising coding, data abstraction and associated activities. Ensures accurate and timely coding of records according to Policies and Procedures. Assistance in managing workflow related to coding and abstracting, provides direction for market coding activities and productivity standards required to reach unbilled targets at all hospitals in the market. Performs duties as necessary to support quality improvement process in the HIM department, as well as that of the hospitals.
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Certification, Associates Degree or Bachelors
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 4+ Years Coding Experience
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURE: RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIC or COC REQUIRED COURSE(S)
SPECIAL SKILLS: Must have a comprehensive knowledge of ICD-CM and CPT coding classification systems. The analytical abilities necessary to prepare various reports and records. The interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of department personnel, other departments, physicians and individuals from outside the Hospital. Must have above average general office and computer skills
SUPERVISES: Coders and APC/DNFC Coordinators
Supervises a 3 day DNFC and 5 day DNFB for the Market. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the coding staff to include staffing and work assignments. Monitors time off and attendance reports. Identifies opportunities for bill hold reductions and reduce turnaround time on outstanding accounts. Identifies opportunities for efficiencies, reviews processes, and implements as approved.
Monitors productivity reports and discuss with staff monthly to ensure 95% standard is met including performance improvement plans when applicable. Identifies training needs for staff; designs, develops, schedules, and implements training activities as needs are identified.
Works with the Market HIM Director to identify and address any missed opportunities regarding revenue, reconciliation of discharge disposition status and record integrity.
Implements policies and procedures to assure clear and consistent operation of coding areas while encompassing departmental and organizational needs. Participates with the implementation of market goals, policies, procedures and budget. Maintains all assurance and improvement activities for supervised functions.
Participates in all supervisory functions, including interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining for all direct reports. Maintains and updates job descriptions, job standards and procedures for supervised areas. Complete timely 30 day stay interviews and 90 days and annual evaluations.
Promotes positive co-worker relationships through teamwork and collaboration. Understands and supports the needs of individuals in other departments and promotes conflict resolution. Shares information, work knowledge and experience with HIM staff and applicable market /facility team members. Offers assistance and promptly responds to requests
Demonstrates competency in the use of 3M software, including multiple groupers as well as all computer applications in area of responsibility.
Remains abreast of all developments in the Medical Record field, especially as they apply to coding, reimbursement, and clinical database developments/changes.
Assists in coordination of internal/corporate audits and follow-up on findings.
Assists in coordination of state reporting submission and file validation.
Attends all corporate education sessions
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