Associate Coding Director Remote
Company: Banner Health
Posted on: May 4, 2022
Primary City/State:Phoenix, ArizonaDepartment Name:Coding
AmbulatoryWork Shift:DayJob Category:Revenue CycleGreat careers are
built at Banner Health. We understand that talented professionals
appreciate having options. We are proud to offer our team members
many career and lifestyle choices including remote work options.
Apply today, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.We are
looking for a motivated, experienced Physician Practice Coding
Director to join our talented Physician Practice Coding team.
Banner Health's Coding team is responsible for facility coding for
25+ hospitals ranging in size from major metropolitan teaching
facilities to small rural facilities over six states. Our leaders
and coders work in a remote environment. There are special projects
that come with this leadership position along with the day-to-day
operational activities like facilitating meetings between coding
operations and physician teams.Our Leadership team is diverse in
skillsets and our focus is on teamwork. Come bring your talents to
our team where we can learn from each other.Our Remote Coders have
flexible hours and are required to live in Arizona, Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Florida , Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana,
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri,
Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon,
Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia,
Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming!Within Banner Health Corporate,
you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and
expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader.
We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of
disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources,
Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or
Public Relations, you'll find many options for contributing to our
award-winning patient care.POSITION SUMMARY
This position plans, leads and directs designated medical coding
teams across multiple locations. The position has shared
responsibility to achieve the business unit goals in targeted areas
such as unbilled accounts receivable, compliance with regulatory
requirements, data integrity, Case Mix Index (CMI) and
reimbursement with third party payors. The position works
collaboratively with Health Information Management System (HIMS)
leadership to achieve designated financial and revenue cycle goals
and coding compliance.
1. Selects, trains, coaches, motivates, conducts performance
evaluations, and directs the workflow for staff assigned to coding
function. Develops goals and performance expectations for staff in
targeted areas, such as unbilled accounts receivable, quality and
timeliness of clinical coding assignments, data integrity and
reimbursement with third party payors. Provides for the education,
development and shared leadership of staff.
2. Participates in the development of the department budget in
conjunction with established goals and objectives. Plays a key role
in ensuring budgetary goals are met on an annual basis.
3. Drives organization performance improvements by refinement and
monitoring of the coding scorecard which includes: unbilled A/R;
Medicare second reviews; RAC denials; first time submission
acceptance for the state; coding accuracy; % clean claims; staff
stats; etc. Participates in the improvement of processes and
4. Works collaboratively with other leaders to establish coding
quality, productivity and best practices. Monitors goals and
benchmarks productivity and quality standards in conjunction with
industry trends. Identifies potential improvements and moves team
to achieve next level of performance with regards to coding
quality, productivity and best practices.
5. Participates in developing standard coding
policies/procedures/guidelines to ensure compliance with federal,
state and local regulatory guidelines to minimize risk for the
organization. Supports coding infrastructure to ensure regulatory
compliance in all aspects of coding and abstracting of clinical
data to support patient care processes.
6. Monitors data integrity on regular basis to ensure abstracted
data elements meet requirements, performs staff training and
education, communicates with associated departments including
semi-annual data submission to state health departments. Supports
software testing by providing staff to ensure proper functionality
of applications when requested.
7. Keeps abreast of new medical technologies, procedures and
pending regulatory changes which impact the organization.
Proactively analyzes potential impact to the organization to
minimize adverse impact. Participates as a key member for ICD-10
planning and implementation.
8. Position oversees coding for a designed coding team and is
responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements,
coding accuracy, data integrity and/or complete and appropriate
reimbursement from third party payors. The coding will withstand
the scrutiny of internal and/or external reviews. This position
works collaboratively with other HIMS leaders as well as corporate
and facility leadership. External customers include patients, third
party payors, coding related vendors, medical staff.
Must possess a strong knowledge of business and/or healthcare as
normally obtained through the completion of a bachelor's degree in
business, health care administration or related field.
In the acute care environment, requires a Registered Health
Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information
Technologist (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in an
active status with American Health Information Management
Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders
(AAPC). In the ambulatory setting, requires Certified Professional
Coder (CPC) certification or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician
(CCS-P), with RHIA, RHIT or CCS certification preferred.
Must possess a strong knowledge and background in coding as
normally demonstrated through three or more years of progressive
coding leadership experience preferably within a major health care
organization or health system setting. Must have highly developed
interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively.
Requires the ability to work effectively with all common office
software and coding software applications.
Must possess a thorough knowledge of computer applications and
their applicability to coding.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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