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Team Leader of Coding Operations
MedStar Health

Location: Remote
Work Setting: Other
Job Function:
Coding Supervisor/Manager
Job Type:


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With an extensive regional health network throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. metro area, MedStar Health impacts the lives of millions of people each day.

Why Choose MedStar Health

  • Associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
  • Hospitals ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, Solucient, HealthGrades, AARP, CareScience, Press Ganey, and others.
  • One of the “Best Places to Work” as named by the Baltimore Business Journal and the Washington Business Journal.

Job Description

Job Summary

  • Responsible for assisting Outpatient Coding Operation Manager with daily activities to include assisting coding staff with coding questions, scheduling, and mentoring.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Abstracts and ensures accuracy of diagnosis, procedure, patient demographics, and other related data elements.
  2. Assists with coding as needed.
  3. Consistently meets or exceeds established Quality, Accuracy and Productivity standards as defined by policies.
  4. Contacts physician when conflicting or ambiguous information appears in the medical record. Requests diagnosis from physicians when not recorded on discharge.
  5. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  6. Determines the sequence of diagnoses according to uniform hospital discharge data definitions.
  7. Has knowledge of coding compliance plan, directs efforts to achieving plan by focusing on areas identified through coding reviews or targeted by management for improvement.
  8. Maintains continuing education. Maintains credentials for required job classification.
  9. Monitors accounts receivables daily and works with various departments (i.e. HIM-Health Information Management, Patient Access, etc.) to resolve problem accounts.
  10. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams as appropriate. Participates in meetings, serves on committees and represents the department and hospital/facility in community outreach efforts as appropriate.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.
  12. Provides input into the evaluation system.
  13. Responsible for coordinating and maintaining daily work flow for assigned staff.
  14. Responsible for the timely reconciliation process for any internal or external department coding reviews (core measures, CDI-Clinical Documentation Improvement), MHAC’s-Maryland Hospital Acquired Condition’s, etc.) to ensure compliance.
  15. Reviews, analyzes and interprets medical record documentation to identify diagnoses and procedures. Assigns correct ICD (International Statistical Classification of Diseases) diagnostic and procedural codes & CPT (Current Procedure Terminology) codes using standard guidelines and automated encoding software maintaining departmental accuracy standards.
  16. Serves as a resident expert on coding and assists coding associates with resolving coding questions and provides mentoring.
  17. Under the direction of the coding manager, assists with coding related tasks such as mentoring, writing reports, working outstanding PFS (Patient Financial Services) accounts, monitoring staff productivity or quality, etc.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education/Training
    • High School graduation or equivalent; Bachelors degree preferred.
  • Experience
    • 3 years outpatient coding experience. Experience with clinical information systems (3M grouper, Soft-Med, Electronic Medical Record, etc.). 2 years operational and/or supervision experience preferred.
  • License/Certification/Registration
    • CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist-Physician), COC (Certified Outpatient Coder), or CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) certification required. RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) or RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) preferred.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills required. Clinical system software skills ( 3M, electronic medical record, etc. ).. Strong knowledge of Outpatient Payment and regulatory systems.

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Posted: October 17, 2018 at 5:57 PM
Post ID: 31857

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