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