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Inpatient Coding Supervisor
St. Luke’s University Health Network

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Work Setting: Hospital
Job Function:
Coding Supervisor/Manager
Job Type:
Full-Time

Introduction

St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized Network providing services at more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.

 

Job Description

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees and coordinates IP hospital coding workflow, monitoring account and claim edit work queues and re-assigning IP coding professionals as needed, including contract coding professionals when utilized.
  • Provides clarification to inpatient coding professionals regarding AHA coding rules/principles and application to ensure consistency within the department
  • Research and address coding questions and provides query development support for inpatient coding professionals.
  • Assists with research of diseases and new technologies for appropriate ICD-10-CM/PCS diagnosis and procedure code assignment.
  • Provides training of new inpatient coding professionals, working with them to meet/exceed department coding accuracy and productivity standards.
  • Collaborates with network coding manager in the development, implementation and maintenance of coding department policies and procedures.
  • Identifies educational opportunities and provides feedback on these areas to the Network Coding Manager and/or Network Director, CDCI.
  • Monitors productivity for IP network coding professionals providing weekly and monthly reports to both the staff and the coding leadership team.
  • Processes PHC4 reports on a quarterly basis.
  • Conducts employee performance assessments, manages employee timecards, and coordinates vacation and holiday scheduling.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Sitting for up to 7 hours per day, 3 hours at a time. Repetitive arm/finger use retrieving/viewing computerized patient medical record and abstracting of patient information. Extended periods of vision use for reviewing computerized patient records, abstracting of patient information, approximately 7 hours per day, 3 hours at a time.  Hearing as it relates to normal conversation.  Occasionally may be required to use upper extremities to lift up to 10 lbs.; stoop, bend, or reach to retrieve resource materials and/or paper records in accordance with department downtime policy; use of wheel cart to and from Medical Records Department.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years inpatient coding experience in acute care setting required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching hospital setting preferred. Past auditing experience or strong training background in coding and reimbursement preferred. Previous experience with EPIC health information system and 3M encoding system preferred.

Education Qualifications

  • Formal HIM education with national certification RHIA, RHIT and/or CCS coding certification required from the American Health Information management Association.  Candidates with 5 years experience and certification eligible within one year considered. If candidate is RHIA, RHIT and/or CCS-eligible, candidate will be expected to obtain their AHIMA credential within two years of hire date to retain position with St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Compensation/Benefits

Excellent benefits package available.  Health, Dental and Vision Insurance available upon date of hire.  EOE.

Instructions for Resume Submission

Please apply on line, see link below.

Apply Online: https://sluhn.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SLUHN/job/Allentown-PA—1110-American-Parkway/Coding-Supervisor_R047922

Posted: June 27, 2019 at 1:56 PM
Post ID: 40473

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