Assist with HIM coding operations.
Support HIM Inpatient/Outpatient/Contract Coders as needed.
Liaison with Coding Contractors.
Provides ongoing instruction and information for Coding staff and others as appropriate on ICD-10 and CPT Coding, and DRG assignment.
Develops and updates policies to improve coding and abstracting integrity.
Monitors inpatient DNFB reports to ensure accounts are coded in a timely manner.
Works collaboratively with other departments including but not limited to Clinical Documentation Improvement, Compliance and Revenue Cycle to resolve issues.
Responds to external and internal audits for government and private payers.
Monitors coding accuracy and productivity.
Attends hospital committee meetings to provide information on coding guidelines and documentation requirements.
Monitor and maintain coder quality and productivity.
Scheduled Days / Hours: M - F; License (or Certification):CCS Required; License (or Certification):RHIA Preferred; License (or Certification):RHIT Preferred; Education:ASSOCIATE Required
Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree required in Health Information Management or equivalent experience.
3 - 5 years Supervisory/Management experience.
5 - 7 years Coding experience in an Acute Care setting. Minimum 3 years inpatient coding experience
Experience and/or knowledge of outpatient coding (ED, SDS/ASC, Observation, interventional radiology, cardiac cath, ancillary, etc.)
Knowledge of DRG assignment, NJ DRG System and PRO requirements
Strong knowledge of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
RHIT Certification (Registered Health Information Technician) or
RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) preferred and
CCS (Certified Coding Specialist).