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Remote Outpatient Coding Specialist

Health Information Associates

Job Description:

Headquartered in Pawleys Island, SC, Health Information Associates (HIA) is a privately held company and was founded in 1992 by Betsy Bailey, RHIA and Deane Beamer, MHA. Prior to 1992, Mrs. Bailey held Director of HIM positions at two (2) hospitals in Virginia. Mr. Beamer had over thirty (30) years of experience as an Administrator working in various hospitals throughout the southeast.

Since its inception, HIA has partnered with hundreds of hospitals nationwide to provide customized comprehensive coding compliance reviews and educational services as well as coding support. HIA has grown to become a highly respected provider due to its ability to adapt to industry changes while maintaining a cohesive and conservative approach. HIA’s attention to individual client needs, from the smallest critical access hospital to the largest healthcare corporation, has led to the type of long term and mutually beneficial partnerships it is fortunate to share with its clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Codes all requested outpatient acute care facility records using the most accurate and appropriate ICD-10-CM/PCS, and
  • CPT codes in accordance with coding guidelines.
  • Abstracts, codes and assigns necessary demographic and clinical data elements required
  • Uses 3M encoder to ensure appropriate reimbursement.
  • Writes appropriate, non-leading queries.
  • Maintains quality and productivity according to client requirements.
  • Completes all I-10 education as required within established deadlines.
  • Commits to continually improving his/her coding skills by actively participating in all education sessions.
  • Reports to the Coding Services Manager.

Qualifications:

  • RHIA, RHIT, and/or CCS
  • Minimum 3 years outpatient coding experience in an acute care facility.
  • I-10-CM/PCS training
  • Computer proficiency, able to research coding questions and utilize HIA’s internal educational resources.
  • High Speed Internet via Cable (no Satellite or wireless cell based)
  • Independent, focused individual able to work remotely.

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Apply Online: http://www.Click2Apply.net/2qp36k5w23jrgsdp

PI98217201

Specialty Coding Educator – REMOTE Hospital Coding

Aurora Health Care

Introduction:

At Aurora Health Care we believe that each of us can use our knowledge, experience and creativity to help people live well. We’re a non-profit organization with a clear vision of providing people with better health care than they can get anywhere else. Our strength stems from teamwork and collaboration among a talented and diverse group of professionals.

Job Description:

Responsible for researching and creating educational materials regarding current coding concepts for the Aurora Coding Academy. Responsible for coding training and education programs for hospital Inpatient Specialty Coders at St. Luke’s Medical Center and system-wide as necessary including extern staff. Creates presentations, develops handbook, learning and training materials.

Major Responsibilities:

Leads training sessions and presents high-level education on coding guidelines/information to coders and Inpatient Specialty trainees, which includes presenting PowerPoint presentations and webinar-type meetings. Coordinates training and orientation of new staff, as well as existing caregivers wishing to pursue promotion.

Stays abreast of Joint Commission, Agency Healthcare Research and Quality, core measures as well as severity and risk of mortality and other indicators affecting benchmarking and reimbursement for the organization.

Collaborates with respective Quality personnel and develops and creates educational materials around quality indicators.

Independently develops and maintains coding educational tools/resources, including training curriculum and training handbook, presentations, web-based coding education programs, learning and training materials.

Researches coding guidelines and updated coding information as published in ICD, CPT and HCPCS coding systems, and communicates any changes and new findings to coding staff. Maintain knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT and MS-DRG classifications and coding of diagnoses and procedures.

Assesses coder’s comprehension of training, and tracks and reports coding education results to coding leadership. Identifies need for one-on-one coding sessions and develops follow-up educational plans as needed. Collaborates with coding leadership to ensure coders receive sufficient and focused education.

Works with the Coding Quality Lead and Coding Supervisors to identify promotional opportunities for Coders depending on their skill level and performance.

Works with Learning Connection liaison to schedule presentations throughout the organization.

Works with Coding Leadership and Learning Connection liaison to ensure that all yearly and onboarding competencies are met including those required by Federal and State Agencies.

Maintains the Aurora Coding Connections website ensuring updated policies and procedures are published.

Required Qualifications:

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Health Information Technician (RHIT) registration issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or
  • Health Information Administrator (RHIA) registration issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and
  • Coding Specialist (CCS) certification issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Experience & Education:

  • Specialty Coding in an acute health care environment
  • Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management or related field.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Expert knowledge and experience in ICD and CPT coding systems, G-codes, HCPCS codes, CPT modifiers, MS-DRGs and APC. Advanced knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, and of pharmacology indications for drug usage and related adverse reactions. Expert knowledge of coding work flow and optimization of technology including how to navigate in the electronic health information record and in health information management and billing systems. Ability to work independently, takes initiative, and work collaboratively with others. Demonstrated experience and knowledge in developing and providing presentations. Advanced computer skills including the use of Microsoft office products, electronic mail, including exposure or experience with electronic coding systems or applications. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with varying levels of caregivers. Excellent organization, prioritization, and reading comprehension skills. Excellent analytical skills, with a high attention to detail. Demonstrates ability to function as a mentor, role model and teacher. Ability to meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment, and to exercise independent judgment.

key words: RHIT RHIA AHIMA CCS WHIMA medical coding coder inpatient hospital outpatient facility

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Typically requires 5 years of experience in Specialty Coding in an acute health care environment, which includes experience in acting as a resource and/or providing training/education.

Education Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management or related field.

Compensation/Benefits:

Aurora health care offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Further information will be shared during the interview process.

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Please apply on line at www.aurora.org/careers

Search job opening # 142480

Apply Online: https://applyonline.aurora.org/psc/hcmjob/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=142480&Siteid=1&PostingSeq=1&SourceId=4%20

Outpatient CDI

Stillwater Medical Center

Introduction:

Our team is growing! Come join the HIS Team at SMC!

SMC has a NEW position for an Outpatient Clinical Documentation Specialist (OP-CDS). Candidate should be a RHIA/RHIT with CCS/CDIP OR Registered Nurse with CCS/CDIP. Will consider candidates who are eligible for certification as well. Onsite position with possible transition to remote as program develops. Sign on bonus offered depending on education and experience.

Find out why SMC was ranked one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare magazine for 5 years in a row!

Job Description:

The OP-CDS is responsible for reviewing ambulatory medical records for proper documentation to accurately reflect the care provided to the patient. The OP-CDS will prospectively review patient records for the clinic to ensure appropriate capture of all comorbid conditions being monitored, evaluated, assessed and treated. The OP-CDS logs CDI cases, queries, opportunities for improvement and practitioner response rates in tracking system; monitors trends; and provides feedback to physicians concurrently to support the overall objectives of the Clinical Documentation Integrity program.

Required Qualifications:

Associate’s degree in Health Information Management or Nursing required.
RHIT/RHIA, RN or LPN with 5-years hospital experience required.
One-year experience with ICD-10-CM and PCS required.
One-year experience with encoders and abstracting required.
Experience with following the AHIMA/ ACDIS Query process
Strong organizational, written, communication and presentations skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced certification with CCS-P, CDIP or CCDS preferred
3-5 years Professional Billing and coding experience preferred
3-5 years Hospital billing and outpatient billing experience preferred
1-2 years minimum in Clinical Documentation Integrity/Improvement preferred

Education Qualifications:

Minimum Associates Degree in HIM or Nursing

Compensation/Benefits:

Full time remote position with benefits!

Quarterly Incentive and Sign-On Bonus Offered!

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Visit our careers page at www.stillwatermedical.com

Apply Online: https://www.stillwater-medical.org/page/main/careers-at-smc