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As a leader in the Revenue Cycle, this position contributes to LCMC Health’s financial strength, compliance and overall performance by serving in a manager capacity for Coding and Coding Compliance functions. The System Coding Manager is a Coding Professional with a high level of clinical proficiency necessary for the oversight of the coding department and is responsible for the overall supervision, management and daily operations and delivery of coding services. This individual must have proven leadership and management skills to promote effective, efficient, and compliant assignment of charge capture, diagnosis and procedure codes which support the patient’s level of care and appropriate assignment of DRG. This individual is responsible for development of action plans for improvement and must have knowledge and job experience of management and supervision of personnel.
- Responsible for the day-to-day department administrative operations. Includes planning, directing and controlling employee workload and schedules.
- Oversight of coding functions associated with billing and coding.
- Provides ongoing instruction and information for coding staff and others as appropriate on ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT/HCPCS, MS-DRGs, APR-DRGs and E/M assignment.
- Manages and works edits and denial work queues.
- Monitor and manage coding workflow, work queues for DNFB and charge capture to ensure accounts are coded and processed in a timely manner.
- Implements and monitors adherence to standardized workflows, productivity and quality standards for LCMC coding.
- Plan and implements new procedures, maintains appropriate staffing levels, makes budgetary recommendations, and leads coding related projects.
- Provides analysis to monitor correct coding by the coding staff, and monitor coding related denials to identify trends and maximize facility reimbursement.
- Responds to external and internal audits for government and private payers.
- Accountable for attainment of goals and revenue cycle key performance indicators.
- Maintains communication with Director and AVP on backlogs and keeps abreast of necessary situations and circumstances that arise in the department as it relates to employees, patients, physicians and any other customer
- Maintains working knowledge of IC-10-CM, ICD-10PCS, CPT/HCPS, MS-DRs and APR DRG coding principles, governmental regulations, protocols and third-party payor requirements pertaining to billing and documentation.
- Reviews and approves personnel matters pertaining to interviews, hires, evaluations, counseling, training and makes recommendations for termination for staff as appropriate. Review provisions for staff development, training, and orientations as prescribed by LCMC and departmental standards.
- Collaborates with other system leaders (Revenue Integrity, Case Management, Central Business Office, Patient Access, Medical Staff etc.) to establish accountability and coordination between Coding and LCMC Health’s other clinical and administrative departments.
- Other duties as assigned.
The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and should not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent to the position.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge as it relates to, but not limited to, electronic health record, health information systems and healthcare applications and their effects on Coding practices today and in the future.
- High ethical standards.
- Knowledge of ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT/HCPS, MS-DRG, APR-DRG and APC coding guidelines.
- Extensive knowledge of hospital and professional coding including provider-based billing.
- Experience with concurrent coding reviews.
- Knowledge of medical terminology, classifications systems and vocabularies.
- Knowledge of privacy and security regulations, confidentiality, laws, access and release of information practices.
- Experience in assisting and identifying learning needs as well as providing education and training designed to support a learning organization.
- Strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills.
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to organize and set priorities to ensure objectives are met in a timely manner.
- Ability to adapt to change and handle challenges proactively and with pose.
- Ability to effectively collaborate with physicians and managerial staff at all levels.
- Education: Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in health information management, medical records administration, health services administration or health sciences, or other related field required.
- Experience: Five (5) years of acute care coding experience required. Minimum of three (3) experience in management required.
- Certification/Licensure: RHIT, RHIA or CCS required. Internal staff who are not certified must obtain medical coding certification within twelve months through an approved LCMC coding program.
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