Coding Specialist Lead FT Days
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.
Schedule:40 hours, Days Mon-Fri, Full-Time, Benefit Eligible
Serves as a team leader and resource for day-to-day coding operations. Reviews daily control reports, workload, coder assignments and coverage. Assists in reconciling coding and billing edits or other issues that preclude timely billing. Responds to delays with outstanding queries, status changes, uncoded or incomplete charts. Assists with cross-training, denials management, appeals, and education plans. Makes recommendations and immediately reports concerns to Director. Abstracts and assign diagnoses and procedure codes for the medical records of discharged patients, including inpatients, day surgery, observation, and outpatient records using ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 classification systems and 3M encoder software for Grouper determination. Conducts data quality reviews and serves as trainer for other coding staff. Demonstrates a good understanding of MS-DRG and APC assignment and reimbursement. Assists in reconciling coding and billing issues. Supports and exemplifies the hospital established AEC Values and Standards of Behavior.
Required Knowledge & Skills:
- Extensive knowledge and experience in abstracting clinical information from inpatient and outpatient medical records and assigning appropriate ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 codes
- Must be a self-starter and the ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment
- Working knowledge of computerized abstracting systems and automated encoding systems.
- Strong knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology
- Knowledgeable in emergency department facility E&M codes and ambulatory classifications
- Education: High School Diploma; must be a graduate of an AHIMA accredited program with completion of the CCS/RHIT/RHIA programs including the successful completion of the registration exam.
- Experience: Minimum of one to three years coding experience in an Acute Care Hospital preferred.
- Certification/Licensure: CCS required and RHIT/RHIA preferred
- Software/Hardware: Microsoft, Meditech preferred
Important COVID message
This position is subject to the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Steward Health Care Workforce. Employees in this position will be required to provide adequate proof of vaccination for COVID-19 by an FDA-approved vaccine prior to starting work. Steward will consider requests for exemptions from this vaccine requirement on the basis of medical condition or sincerely held religious belief in accordance with applicable Federal laws.
Please note, our Good Samaritan Medical Center is taking additional, necessary preparations to ensure patients can receive compassionate care in a safe, carefully managed environment - with confidence and without fear. Our Safe and Ready program consists of a rigorous [five-point] standard ensuring patient safety, confidence and convenience: Expanded hours will allow previously cancelled procedures to be scheduled as quickly as possible. Any COVID-19 related care takes place in designated areas away from other patients and their families. Emergency Departments are reorganized to be a safe place to treat all emergency patients. A stringent cleaning policy has been implemented throughout the hospital. A strictly controlled visitor and masking policy is required for patient safety. You can rest assured that we have made the necessary preparations to provide care in a safe, controlled and professional way.
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