Job Req #: 17-11747
Job Description: Outpatient Facility Coding Educator Auditor
Location: Denver, CO
Type: Contract to hire
***Work from home (Remote) potential after training completed
Under general supervision, trains and educates providers, clinic and coding staff on all aspects of facility coding and documentation as it applies to the outpatient hospital/facility setting. Prepares training and presentations on applicable topics. Researches questions and issues using all available resources. Provides both oral and written direction to coders when a provider query should be sent. Interacts with clinical staff for the purpose of documentation improvement and clarification. Performs audits to ensure documentation and coding accuracy compliance. Provides feedback from audit results for documentation and coding quality improvement. Provides one-on-one and group documentation and coding training. Performs various coding assignments under the direction of the Education Manager. Utilizes software applications and electronic coding references to perform coding related tasks. Demonstrates advanced leadership and team building skills.
Experience: Typically 6 years medical coding experience assigning ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS codes for multi-specialty areas in the hospital/facility setting. Experience with electronic and handwritten medical record documentation required. Experience with education, training, compliance, and auditing. Experience in oral and written communication.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Possess and applies a thorough knowledge of coding, documentation, applicable guidelines, and compliance as it relates to the outpatient hospital/facility setting. Thorough knowledge of billing, reimbursement, and anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of encoder and data abstracting software. Ability to professionally interact with physicians and clinic staff. Ability to work with all personnel. Ability to work independently, possess critical thinking skills, audit, and provide appropriate feedback. Ability to create training material and presentations. Possess good computer keyboarding skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and use of email and calendar functions. Possess strong oral and written communication skills. Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Must be capable of reading and interpreting outpatient facility coding guidelines and making subsequent coding decisions. Knowledgeable in researching coding related topics and issues. Must pass a coding proficiency pre-hire test with 85% accuracy or higher.
Certificate/License/Registration: Certification by the American Health Information Management
Association (AHIMA) or America Association Professional Coders (AAPC). ICD-10 recertification requirements met by applicable credentialing organization. Coding/Medical Auditing certification preferred.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
25% Audits - Performs audits of facility documentation and coding to ensure coding accuracy
compliance. Provides feedback to providers, clinics, and coders from audits for quality
improvement. Performs additional audits as requested. When an error is found, the relevant
guideline and/or resource will be provided and referenced. Ensures a 95% accuracy on audits.
25% Training - Trains and educates provider, clinic and coding staff on all aspects of documentation and coding. Prepares training and presentations on various topics. Training can be one-on-one or in a group.
15% Provider Queries - Creates queries and provides feedback to areas where improvement is
needed. Educates coders on appropriate situations to query.
15% Research - Researches questions, changes in regulatory compliance, facility guidelines,
and other topics using all available resources.
5% Coding Knowledge & Skills - Participates in departmental coding and educational meetings and trainings. Maintains any current coding credential(s). Presents educational in-services to coders, providers and/or staff. Completes any coding related web-based training or other assigned coding instruction or research. Maintains involvement in local/regional/national professional organizations. Reads and communicates information in applicable publications. Maintain competency in using coding software and related systems.
5% Team Participation - Works as a member of a coding team for the successful benefit of the
hospital and the department. Strives for strong unit cohesion by working well with other members of the team and performing tasks in a manner that maintains the unit cohesion.
5% Policies & Procedures - Follows all hospital and departmental procedures. Follows directions
given by the Director of Coding & Compliance and/or the Coding & Compliance Managers.
4% Resource Management - Manages resources in a conservative, responsible, and cost-effective
manner. Resources include but are not limited to time, non-productive time, email usage, internet
usage, phone usage, printing, copying and books.
**If this is not a fit for you or you are not interested, Ascent Services Group offers an excellent Referral Bonus! We look forward to hearing from you!
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