Emory Healthcare/Emory University Coord, Coding & Documentation in Decatur, Georgia
By facility and/or patient type, a Coding and Documentation Coordinator within the Health Information Management Department will perform tasks and activities under the direction of the facility Coding Manager.
Those tasks and activities include but are not limited to the following:
Distribution of uncoded patient encounters to employed and contract coding resources for final coding;
Ongoing training of coders and vendor support staff on the accurate coding of patient encounters according to patient type and/or facility specific coding guidelines.
Trains coders and vendor support staff on use of the Emory electronic health record (EeMR);
Monitors work distributed to coders and contract vendors for compliance with Emory turn-around time (TAT) standards;
Monitors flagged records (reviewed but not coded) for readiness to code and returns records to coders as appropriate;
Maintains ongoing communications via email and telephone calls with Coding Contract Account Managers re coding quality, productivity and , TAT;
Works with physicians, mid-level staff and clinical departments re:
complete patient documentation for coding of patient encounters;
Performs intermittent quality reviews for coding accuracy and reports findings to appropriate internal and vendor resources;
Makes patient type changes and admit or discharge date revisions in the coding/abstracting system;
Handles registration issues including requests to Making Data Healthy;
Handles requests for coding and/or billing edit review from coders working billing edits or Patient Financial Services;
Performs follow up on issues re aging uncoded patient encounters ;
Provides coverage for coworkers as needed;
Codes patient encounters as needed.
Post high-school education necessary to complete programs in health record technology or health record administration and must have one of the following credentials: RHIA, RHIA, CCS or CPC (outpatient position only);
a combination of education and experience may be considered for highly qualified candidates.
5 years of production coding the applicable patient type/types;
Knowledge of charge master processes preferred;
Experience with the 3M HDM coding/abstracting system, HealthQuest registration/billing system, and Cerner Millennium EHR preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
Coord, Coding & Documentatoin, Salary: $26.25- $45.47/hour, The grade and salary of the position are based on specific criteria met within the qualifications of relevant experience, skills, performance and internal equity. This position is eligible for shift differentials.
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Division Emory Healthcare Inc.
Campus Location Decatur, GA, 30033
Campus Location US-GA-Decatur
Department EHI Health Records Integrity
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Job Number 116987
Job Category Revenue Cycle & Managed Care
Standard Hours 40 Hours
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