Medical Coding Team Lead (717)

Hancock Regional Hospital   Greenfield, IN   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on September 25, 2021
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Title

Medical Coding Team Lead (717) 

Category Health Information Services - 7180  
Description

JOB SUMMARY:

  • Responsible for organizing, coordinating and/or assisting with:
  • Supporting all HIS coding staff;
  • Abstraction of clinical information from medical records;
  • Assisting with the assignment and abstraction of ICD-10, CPT codes to patient accounts;
  • Performance improvement activities;
  • Meditech report writing;
  • Auditing daily reports;
  • Guest relations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

JOB SPECIFIC CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to effectively communicate, coordinate, and organize all functions within a health information department.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong understanding of HIPAA Privacy standards.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assigns ICD-10-CM and/or PCS and CPT-4 codes in accordance with coding and reimbursement guidelines including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Identifies principal and secondary diagnoses and procedures based upon UHDDS standards.
  • Uses seventh character and sequencing conventions.
  • Documentation is present to substantiate codes assigned.
  • Abstracts relevant clinical and demographic information from the medical record.
  • Maintains a control system to assure completeness of the indexing system; enters all corrections in response to system edits and internal controls.
  • Serves as a coding resource for Patient Financial Services.
  • Refers coding and system questions to the Director in a timely manner for determination and guideline development.
  • Assists in abstracting and retrieval of data for selected studies.
  • Keeps current on coding guidelines, rules and regulations, and new codes.
  • Supports all HIS coding staff.
  • Meditech Report Writing.
  • Guest relations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EXPECTED BEHAVIORS:

  • Provides feedback on associates annual evaluations.
  • Assists with Assignment of ICD-10 and CPT codes to patient accounts.
  • Assists associates in their duties when appropriate.
  • Facilitates in quality monitors for staff.
  • Works with Patient Financial Services to resolve coding/billing issues.
  • Prepares and facilitates audit appeal process.
  • Communicates coding and documentation changes and/or needs to practitioners and their office staff.
  • Monitors quality and performance of assigned areas.
  • Participates in CQI teams as appropriate.
  • Assists and/or participates in team development for targeted CQI projects as assigned.
  • Communicates regulatory standards continuously and as changes occur.
  • Prepares and/or compiles abstracting reports for various departments.
  • Honors others' rights to privacy, dignity, respect and confidentiality and by consistently so doing sets the same expectations of others.
  • Confronts individuals/situations assertively and non-aggressively, respecting the rights of others in absence of Director.
  • Facilitates contract coding support services.
  • Uses tact and discretion during crisis situations, while remaining calm and fostering a sense of confidence.
  • Personal appearance, behavior and attitude (offering assistance to others), and willingness to assist will reflect a positive image of Hancock Health to patients, visitors and the community.
  • Utilizes effective verbal, non-verbal and written forms of communication.
  • Personal qualities to include kindness, compassion, understanding, respect, good judgement, integrity, loyalty, confidentiality, sense of humor and the ability to relate effectively with staff through tactfulness, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Accurately codes all diagnoses and procedures measured by Coding Quality Audits: 97 percent of all records for which the employee is responsible must be coded accurately to maximize DRG/APC weight.
  • Productivity Level: See departmental policy # 0480 for details.
  • Coded accounts are monitored to assure required fields for each patient type are consistent and complete.
  • Corrects appropriate coding and abstracting discrepancies.
  • Assists Patient Financial Services in clarification of coding vs. reimbursement issues.
  • Seeks assistance only after referring to own resources.
  • Keys abstracted information for selected studies when applicable.
  • Assures accuracy of all abstracted information.
  • Generates reports as requested.
  • Demonstrates ability to embrace and adapt to change.
  • Regularly initiates ideas to improve the efficiency and processes of the department in a positive and productive manner.
  • Attends departmental meetings.
  • Keeps current on coding guidelines, rules and regulations, and new codes.
  • Maintains productivity and accuracy standards in order to continue remote coding privileges.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Position Requirements

LICENSURE/CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • RHIA, RHIT, CDIP, CCDS.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) accepted. Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist preferred.
  • Working knowledge of the ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 coding systems, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.
  • Experience in computer operations.
  • A minimum of three (3) years hospital coding experience or equivalent.
  • Types accurately at least 30 WPM.
  • Mandatory Continuing Education: Customer Service, Fire and Safety, Corporate Compliance (including Confidentiality), Infection Control, and education required by regulatory, accreditation bodies, scope of practice, and/or Hancock Health.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Sign-On Bonus  
Position Medical Coding Team Lead (717)  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 9/24/2021  
Location Hancock Regional Hospital  
About the Organization Hancock Regional Hospital serves Hancock County and the surrounding areas as a full-service community hospital focused on primary care, patient comfort, and convenience.



Today, a highly skilled medical and professional nursing staff anchors Hancock Regional Hospital. We have a state-of-the-art surgery department, 24-hour emergency services, OB services, progressive and critical care, a geropsychology unit, home healthcare, occupational health, a transitional care unit, a total oncology program with a cutting-edge radiation oncology center, many private rooms, and a full complement of Inpatient and outpatient services.



Our Mission is to be a Caring Community Partner by healing, improving health and wellness, alleviating suffering, and delivering acts of kindness one person at a time.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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