Remote Director of Inpatient Coding

    Published
    September 10, 2022
    Location
    Northern, Washington
    Job Type
    State
    Washington
    Region
    Northwest

    Description

    Our client, a large health system based in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest, has a need for a REMOTE Director of Inpatient Coding to join their team.  Candidates MUST be CCS certified and either RHIT or RHIA.  They also MUST  have 7 years Management/supervisory role in overseeing coding operations and teams in an acute care environment. 

    Director, Inpatient Coding - HIM Coding PSMS at Revenue Cycle Business Services (Telecommute)

    Revenue Cycle Shared Services reflect the hospital's employees who work throughout the hospital in revenue cycle systems and structures in support of our ministries and operations in all regions from Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon, California, Texas, and New Mexico.  Revenue Cycle's objective is to ensure our core strategy, Committed to Excellence, is enhanced along with the overall patient care experience (know me, care for me, ease my way) by delivering a robust foundation of services, operational and technical support, and the sharing of comprehensive, relevant, and highly specialized revenue cycle expertise.

     

    The Director, Inpatient Coding is responsible for developing, operationalizing, and monitoring best practice inpatient coding teams and processes throughout the hospital's health system, including affiliates, leading to the compliant, and timely coding of inpatient encounters for use in claim submission, and regulatory, quality, and population health reporting to support the delivery of safe and effective patient care.

     

    This leader, in collaboration with the Executive Director, Coding, manages the planning and operational direction of inpatient coding for the system. This leader, in collaboration with direct-report managers, is responsible for the coordination and administration of the inpatient coding function ensuring organizational performance is in alignment with the short term and long-term coding goals of the hospital's health system.

     

    • Provides overall management and oversight of inpatient coding, abstracting functions
    • Provides management and oversight of the development of standardized policies, procedures, and practices related to inpatient coding and abstracting across all regions
    • Develops and monitors overall compliance to inpatient coding related KPI’s and other metrics
    • Manages and provides oversight of inpatient coding managers
    • Coordinates all inpatient coding-related Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) functions
    • Provides inpatient coding expertise and direction to other departments, medical staff and other providers to improve clinical documentation as guided by official coding guidelines
    • Works closely with the Director, Coding Quality & Education and Compliance to ensure a high-level of coding accuracy, and compliance with official coding and regulatory guidelines
    • Works closely with the Senior Manager, Coding Support to ensure a high-level of claim and coding data throughput
    • Manages the proficient utilization of coding technology and use of common tools including encoders, groupers, computer assisted coding and other systems related to coding /abstracting
    • Develops and monitors metrics related to coding productivity and quality
    • Leads projects which include financial and quality analysis, problem solving, and team collaboration
    • Leads inpatient coding integration activities
    • Communicate ideas or positions in a persuasive manner that builds support, agreement, or commitment
    • Establishes strong relationships with external stakeholders such as CDI, Risk/Integrity/Compliance, Quality, Providers, Revenue Integrity, Payer-yield, Information Services, and other departments within the organization

     

    Required qualifications:

     

    • Bachelor's Degree/AHIMA accredited HIM program or other healthcare related field of study.  Or equivalent educ/experience
    • Registered Health Information Administrator or Registered Health Information Technician
    • Certified Coding Specialist
    • 7 years Management/supervisory role in overseeing coding operations and teams in an acute care environment.
    • 10 or more years extensive background in ICD-10-CM coding and official hospital coding guidelines.
    • Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security.  We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our Mission of caring for everyone, especially the most vulnerable in our communities.

     

    About the department you will serve.

    One Revenue Cycle (ORC) is the name adopted to reflect the hospital's employees who work throughout our hospital's Health & Services in revenue cycle systems and structures in support of our ministries and operations in all regions from Alaska to California. ORC’s objective is to ensure our core strategy, One Ministry Committed to Excellence, is delivered along with the enhanced overall patient care experience (know me, care for me, ease my way) by providing a robust foundation of services, operational and technical support, and the sharing of comprehensive, relevant, and highly specialized revenue cycle expertise.

     

    We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits.

     

    Salary range is $127,700 to $156,000

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