Coder Lead

Requisition ID
2021-168203
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
HIM Coding
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Standard
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health Clinic
Location
NE-OMAHA

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

Job Summary / Purpose

The Coder Lead acts as trainer, resource and mentor for other coders and staff.  Is responsible for coordinating the daily coding workflow in assignment of ICD-10 and CPT codes.  Monitors and assesses quality and production standards of coding staff.  Serves as a resource for complex coding/billing issues. 

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Train staff on processes, policies, coding, including new hire training and shadowing
  • Assists with coder continuing education; development and presentation
  • Daily coordination of coding staff assignments, volume, and workflow.
  • Performs coder quality reviews.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert and resource for staff, troubleshooting difficult problems and finding solutions.
  • Acts as a liaison between physicians and support staff to resolve issues involving coding, billing, and documentation requirements and procedures.
  • Provide input on employee evaluations.
  • Reporting- Charge lag weekly report out, Bi-weekly report out to clinics, quality reporting, production reporting, running special reporting as requested by clinic or revenue cycle leaders
  • Monitor Customer Service WQ for coding concerns
  • Fill in for coding when areas are short
  • Participates in special projects and completes other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be certified through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as one of the following: Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), or Certified Coding Specialist Physician Based (CCS-P)   OR
  • Must be certified through the American Association of Procedural Coders (AAPC) one of the following: Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
  • Ability to make oral presentations and facilitate small or large group training.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 5 – 7 years coding experience in a health care organization preferred.
  • Associate’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Completion of college level courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes and pharmacology preferred.

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