Coding Quality Education Specialist

7 days left

Location
Virginia Beach, VA
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 13, 2020
Closes
Nov 06, 2020
Ref
138060BR
Function
Other
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Responsible for coordinating staff development in collaboration with HIM Leadership to assure optimal, ethical reimbursement for Sentara's patients; and that coding practices fall within established compliance guidelines. Performs a number of functions including, but not limited to internal coding assessments, random and pre-bill quality assurance reviews, provides coder and physician education, and coding as needed. Will serve as a liaison with external auditors for corporate audits, as needed. Works with coding staff to develop quality, productivity and to ensure accurate/ ethical coding. Provides orientation to systems and software required for coding. Develops internal coding assessment plan(s) which includes coder assessments, follow-up to coders, management, and physicians. Identifies new problem areas, trends, educational opportunities and advises Coding Leadership. This role also serves as a coding resource for team members by providing feedback to coding questions. Both ICD-10 and CPT coding methodologies are utilized in the internal education activity. The Coding Quality Education Specialist must exhibit competence in APCs and/or MS-DRGs.

Qualifications

Education Level
High School Grad or Equivalent

Experience
Required: Coding - 4 years

Preferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

License
Required: Cert Coding Specialist, Cert Professional Coder

Preferred: Reg Health Information Admin, Reg Health Information Tech

Skills
Required: Coding, Communication, Instructing

Preferred: None, unless noted in the "Other" section below

Other
Minimum 4 years experience coding complex inpatient and/or outpatient cases in an acute care setting. Associates Degree preferred. Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) is required for inpatient auditors. Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) or CCS is required for outpatient auditors.

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