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Health Information Management Systems and Coding Manager, Full-Time

Company: Colorado West Healthcare System, dba Community Hos
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Job Description:

  • This is not a remote position.

    The Job:

    Manages the documentation review and improvement process. Works with various departments to analyze and interpret medical record documentation and formulate appropriate physician queries to improve the quality, completeness and accuracy of the medical record. Develops and provides education to the physician staff regarding the completeness of their chart. Manages the coding process for the organization inclusive of external coding agencies under contract and coding staff. Provides management with reports and status of clinical coding and productivity, and trended issues as defined from time to time. Provides continuing education to coding staff and reviews accuracy and productivity rates, taking appropriate action as necessary. Review and trend DNFB status daily.

    Work Schedule: Full Time

    Location: Community Hospital

    Responsibilities:

  • Sets long and short range goals and implements strategies to meet desired objectives in relation to specific job functions. May assist Director with same.
  • Oversees all aspects of coding with specific focus on productivity, accuracy, education, and contract management.
  • Develops and manages documentation improvement process, inclusive of staff education (e.g. department staff, medical staff, and nursing staff). Ensures initial reviews of patient records within 24-48 hours of admission for a specified patient population to (a) evaluate documentation to assign the principal diagnosis, pertinent secondary diagnoses, and procedures for accurate DRG assignment, risk of mortality, and severity of illness; and (b) initiate a review worksheet.
  • Ensures physicians are queried regarding missing, unclear, or conflicting health record documentation by requesting and obtaining additional documentation within the health record when needed.
  • Assists Director and/or HRIS staff with oversight and delivery of initial and ongoing training and orientation to coding employees, contractors, business associates, and other appropriate third parties in HIM policies and procedures.
  • Oversees coder education with feedback to coders of quarterly reviews
    Requirements:

    • Must have previous Health Information management experience.
    • Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management desirable or requisite combination of education and experience.
    • Minimum of three years coding experience and one year of documentation management experience in a general acute care hospital.
      • RHIA, RHIT, or CCS is required.
      • Credentialing for Documentation Specialist through ACDIS or AHIMA is preferred.
      • Excellent computer skills, 10 key by touch, Excel and Microsoft Word proficient.
      • Knowledge of Meditech preferred. EMR experience preferred. Working knowledge of Joint Commission, American Osteopathic Association, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services standards and regulations relating to HIM practices.
        This position's pay range is: $27.25 - 40.88 per hour, depending on education and experience.

        Discretionary bonuses, relocation expenses, merit increases, market adjustments, recognition bonuses and other forms of discretionary compensation may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.

        Benefits:

        Employees are eligible to participate in an attractive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, education assistance, 403(b) with employer matching, and more. Eligibility is based on employment status. Details regarding specific benefit you may be eligible for will be discussed during the hiring process.

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