Reporting to the Market Coding Manager, responsible for supervising coding, data abstraction and associated activities. Ensures accurate and timely coding of records according to Tenet Health/Abrazo Policies and Procedures. Assistance in managing workflow related to coding and abstracting, provides direction for market coding activities and productivity standards required to reach unbilled targets at all hospitals in the market. Performs duties as necessary to support quality improvement process in the HIM department, as well as that of the hospitals.
Supervises a 3 day DNFC and 5 day DNFB for the Market. Responsible for the day-to-day management of the coding staff to include staffing and work assignments. Monitors time off and attendance reports. Identifies opportunities for bill hold reductions and reduce turnaround time on outstanding accounts. Identifies opportunities for efficiencies, reviews processes, and implements as approved.
Monitors productivity reports and discuss with staff monthly to ensure 95% standard is met including performance improvement plans when applicable. Identifies training needs for staff; designs, develops, schedules, and implements training activities as needs are identified.
Works with the market coding manager to identify and address any missed opportunities regarding revenue, reconcilliation of discharge disposition status and record integrity.
Implements policies and procedures to assure clear and consistent operation of coding areas while encompassing departmental and organizational needs. Participates with the implementation of market goals, policies, procedures and budget. Maintains all assurance and improvement activities for supervised functions.
Participates in all supervisory functions, including interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining for all direct reports. Maintains and updates job descriptions, job standards and procedures for supervised areas. Complete timely 30 day stay interviews and 90 days and annual evaluations.
Promotes positive co-worker relationships through teamwork and colaboration. Understands and supports the needs of individuals in other departments and promotes conflict resolution. Shares information, work knowledge and experience with HIM staff and applicable market /facility team members. Offers assistance and promptly responds to requests
Demonstrates competency in the use of 3M software, including multiple groupers as well as all computer applications in area of responsibility.
Remains abreast of all developments in the Medical Record field, especially as they apply to coding, reimbursement, and clinical database developments/changes.
Assists in coordination of internal/coporate audits and follow-up on findings.
Assists in coordination of state reporting submission and file validation.
Attends all corporate education sessions
Bonus based off eligibility
Minimum Education: Certification, Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree
Minimum Experience: 4+ years of Coding
Required Certifications/Licensures: RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CPC, CIC or COC.
Special Skills: Must have a comprehensive knowledge of ICD-CM and CPT coding classification systems. The analytical abilities necessary to prepare various reports and records. The interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all levels of department personnel, other departments, physicians and individuals from outside the Hospital. Must have above average general office and computer skills.
Supervises: Coders and APC/DNFC Coordinators
Job: Medical Coding
Primary Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Facility: Abrazo Region
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Days
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicantâ��s or employeeâ��s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Internal Number: 2005021567
About Abrazo Region
“Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International, the Company operates general acute care and specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers and other outpatient facilities. Tenet's Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.