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Coding Quality Supervisor

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Requisition #:  29812

JOB SUMMARY

Provides supervision of employees performing the daily operations in coding. Promotes the steady workflow of coding and performs coding quality reviews in the inpatient and outpatient arena to improve coding accuracy, ensure compliance, provide education, and minimize payor denials for all diagnostic and procedural codes assigned to medical records for the collection and indexing of quality health information.

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or equivalent

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) , Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Coding Specialist- Physician-based (CCS-P), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), or Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO) within 1 year of employment

EXPERIENCE*

  • 3 years of experience in diagnosis and CPT-4 coding in a hospital setting

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Associate's degree in Health Information Management or related field
  • Experience as a supervisor in a hospital or physician coding setting

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Proven detail orientation and good problem-solving related to coding
  • Demonstrated experience in hospital-based and outpatient coding and can audit appropriately for quality purposes

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Reviews records with a focus towards complete documentation, support for selected codes, completeness of codes, proper sequencing of codes, and proper assignment of diagnosis-related groups where applicable to both facility and professional coding.
  2. Assesses the coding operations and adjusts staffing to ensure goals are met.
  3. Supervises assigned Coding employees, including counseling and coaching.
  4. Works closely with medical staff members and other customers to foster positive rapport.
  5. Performs performance appraisals for employees.
  6. Coordinates the orientation, training, and coaching of new staff and administers tests for staff competency.
  7. Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots all coding equipment.
  8. Provides instruction to the staff, reports equipment failures to Information Systems & Technology, and monitors for correction.
  9. Identifies, defines, and reports strengths and deficiencies in the coding process and/or record documentation.
  10. Calculates the loss of potential revenue as a result of identified coding deficiencies.
  11. Leads design of customized educational sessions to address all identified coding deficiencies.
  12. Leads the reconciliation of any recommended coding changes.
  13. Develops, coordinates, and provides continuing education for Coding staff, Patient Accounts, physicians, and other medical personnel.
  14. Annually updates superbills and other coding materials and distributes to ancillary areas.
  15. Trains new inpatient and outpatient staff with system applications and coding for career advancement.
  16. Manage the day to day operations of the staff, including but not limited to: work assignments, task management, time tracking/management, and on-the-job training.
  17. Take an active role in coaching and mentoring the team to ensure continued employee growth and success both on the team and at the broader CHOA organization.
  18. Assist manager with employee performance evaluations and hiring decisions.

 

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 28 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for thirteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Location:  Office Park (1644)  -  1644 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Revenue Cycle - Coding


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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