Job Description

  • Job LocationUS-AZ-PHOENIX
    Requisition ID
    2018-12378
    Shift
    01 - Days
    Department
    HIM Coding
    Facility
    Support Services
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Physical Work Location and New Employee Orientation Location : Address
    2500 W UTOPIA
    Work Hours (ex:M-F, 8am - 4pm)
    8:00am to 4:30 pm
  • Overview

    HonorHealth is a non-profit, local healthcare organization known for community service and outstanding medical quality. HonorHealth encompasses five acute care hospitals with approximately 11,500 employees and 4,500 volunteers, over 70 primary and specialty care practices, clinical research, medical education, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital, an Accountable Care Organization, two foundations, and extensive community services.

    HonorHealth is a leader in medical innovation, talent and technology with a genuine commitment to your growth. The health system's vibrant careers take place in an environment filled with opportunity and respect because we see the HONOR in you.

    Qualifications

    Education
    or Bachelor's degree Required

    Experience
    5 years outpatient coding experience and the ability to code at least two of the following patient types: inpatient, same day surgery, observation, emergency room. Knowledge of PPS methodology for inpatient and/or outpatient encounters. Required

    Licenses and Certifications
    Non Clinical\CCS - Certified Coding Specialist Certified Coding Specialist OR Upon Hire Required
    Non Clinical\RHIT - Registered Health Information Technician Registered Health Information Tech OR Upon Hire Required
    Non Clinical\RHIA - Registered Health Information Administrator Registered Health Information Admin Upon Hire Required

    Responsibilities

    Job Summary
    The Outpatient Coding Auditor is responsible for performing an in-depth review of select outpatient medical records to ensure that the assigned codes are supported by clinical documentation and all diagnoses and procedures are coded with the required specificity. Responsible for mentoring and training other coders. Provide ongoing feedback and education to coding staff and Clinical Documentation Specialists. Responsible for researching new technology for accurate code assignment. Perform documentation assessment and review for accurate abstracting of clinical data to meet regulatory and compliance requirements. Assist management with assigned special projects.
    • Performs quality reviews of coded outpatient encounters to validate the assigned codes. Provides ongoing individual feedback to the coder.
    • Mentors new coders and cross trains other coders.
    • Assign and sequence ICD-9-CM/CPT-4 diagnostics and procedural codes for designated patient types which may include observation and emergency room records for billing and reimbursement.
    • Assist Patient Financial Services with interpretation and selection of appropriate ICD-9-CM or CPT-4 codes and /or other information requested for accurate billing and reimbursement. Possess knowledge and understanding of failed bill parameters. Effective use of software to obtain patient data (lab, radiology, pathology, transcription) and to charge Emergency Room acuity level. Compiles monthly accuracy reports and distribute individual accuracy statistics to the outpatient coders.
    • Maintains and updates hospital outpatient coding guidelines to reflect current practices and ensures compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
    • Participates in monthly Clinical Documentation Improvement Team meetings. Supports and provides education to the Clinical Documentation Specialists.
    • Participates in continuing education activities to enhance knowledge, skills and keep credentials current.



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