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Director/Manager - Mid-level/Allied Healthcare Jobs

Company: Acuity Search Solutions, Inc.
Location: Bryan
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

(Only QUALIFIED Healthcare Professionals accepted) JOB SUMMARY
The Coding Manager plans, organizes, directs, and controls day-to-day operations of coding to ensure proper coding assignments for reimbursement of all patient visits meeting Coding Compliance guidelines and accurate billing and reimbursement to maintain financial goals and objectives.
Required: Associate degree or equivalent
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree (H.I.M)
Required: Health Information Technology or Health Information Management
Preferred: Health Information Management
Required: Three to five years coding experience and management experience.
Preferred: N/A
Required: MS Office and related products; Knowledge of HIM coding software products and tools
Preferred: N/A
Required: AHIMA credentialed as RHIA or RHIT with CCS
Preferred: AHIMA credentialed as RHIA with CCS
Management: Recommend hire of personnel, conduct performance evaluations, counsel employees in performance improvement, conflict resolution, disciplinary action, and coordination of employee schedules for adequate coverage. Coach coding staff on coding expectations and meeting goals related to both quality and productivity. Promote morale by effectively communicating goals, standards and needs of the department and organization. Foster an environment of teamwork and service excellence within the department. Train new coders and cross train in new areas. Collaborate with and educate physicians on coding and documentation guidelines. Participate in performance improvement activities.
Compliance: Develop, implement and monitor policies and procedures, guidelines, and coding compliance plan for coding. Direct clinical coding processes in a manner that is compliant and efficient. Ongoing quality assessment: perform audits for compliance, maintain the accuracy of coding performed, oversee the capture and analysis of data regarding operational performance and quality control, and ensure all coding is completed with quality and regulatory compliance as the primary objective. Develop reasonable productivity measures for coding of medical records while balancing quality and compliance productivity. Experience with benchmarking performance and/or standards against identified criteria. Create a plan of action for improvements as needed. Work and communicate with all departments, coding professionals, and medical staff to improve documentation in the medical record. Assures codes are supported by provider documentation and initiates appropriate queries based upon other clinical documentation for accurate and reliable data collection and reimbursement. Ensure compliance with the Office of Inspector General, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and state and federal regulations.
Daily Operations: Review workflow and processes and balance workload in coding department to meet targets. Monitor coding systems to ensure optimal performance. Recommend upgrades or changes to current system and participate in selection of new systems. Ensure records are coded within established guidelines and corporate requirements while still maintaining quality. Ensure proper staffing and distribution of assignments. Acts as a resource for the coding staff as well as serves as a liaison in the organization to address coding related issues and questions. Disseminates changes in coding rules such as correct coding initiative and Coding Clinic. Monitor changes in laws, regulations, and policies that impact clinical documentation, reimbursement and coding to assure compliance. Produce clinical data and statistical reports for clinicians, researchers, financial and business planning, and clinical quality support services which is used to measure hospital's efficiency, quality assurance program, administrative planning and for the reports to state and federal a

Keywords: Acuity Search Solutions, Inc., Bryan , Director/Manager - Mid-level/Allied Healthcare Jobs, Executive , Bryan, Texas

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