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Coding Compliance Educator
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Work Setting: Hospital
Job Function: Educator
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: $63,207.93 to $94,811.90
Why Work at Children’s….
Here, it’s different. Come join us.
Children’s Hospital Colorado has defined and delivered pediatric healthcare excellence for more than 100 years.
Here, the nation’s brightest nurses, physicians, scientists, researchers, therapists, and care providers are creating the future of child health. With an optimist’s outlook, a trailblazing spirit, and a celebrated history, we’re making new strides every day.
We’ve been Magnet-designated four times by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and are consistently recognized among the nation’s top 10 pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
As a national leader in pediatric care, we serve children and families from all over the nation. Our System of Care includes four pediatric hospitals, 11 specialty care centers, 1,300+ outreach clinics and more than 10,000 healthcare professionals representing the full spectrum of pediatric care specialties.
Here, we know it takes all of us, every role, to deliver the best possible care to each child and family we treat.
That’s why we build our teams toward a foundation of equity in access, advancement, and opportunity. We know teams of individuals with different identities and backgrounds can nurture creativity and innovation. We know we can see, treat, and heal children better when our team reflects the diversity of our patient population. We strive to attract and retain diverse talent because we know a truly inclusive and equitable workforce will help us one day realize our most basic calling: to heal every child who comes through our doors.
A career at Children’s Colorado will challenge you, inspire you, and motivate you to make a difference in the life of a child. Here, it’s different.
Under the direction of the Coding Compliance Manager, the Coding Compliance Educator coordinates day-to-day education, training, and quality improvement functions within the Health Information Management department in support of the coding leadership team. Collaborates with Revenue Cycle leaders for training needs as required for coding specific workflow and provide consistency across revenue stream. Lead and support coding and clinical documentation educational program initiatives to meet accuracy and audit standards for reporting. Ability to work with multiple internal and external partners at various levels of the organization to support coding, education, and training needs. Strong aptitude for quickly troubleshooting and identifying the cause of questionable results within abstracts and reports.
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions which the employee may be expected to perform.
Presents educational in-services to coders, physicians and/or staff. Completes any coding related web-based training or other assigned coding instruction or research.
Research coding questions, changes in regulatory compliance, and other topics using all available resources.
Performs coding audits to ensure coding accuracy compliance. Provides feedback to the coders from audits for coding quality improvement.
Provides feedback to the coders and CDI for potential queries and as needed interacts with clinical staff for the purpose of documentation improvement and clarification.
Trains and educates the coding staff on all aspects of coding. Prepares trainings and presentations on various coding topics.
Gathers and reviews coding, auditing, and Clinical documentation reporting for key performance indicators in support of leadership team.
Develops and maintains working relationships with Vendor partners including but not limited to software vendor support and external coding and auditing.
Demonstrates strong time management skills, ability to work independently, and prioritize.
Experience: Minimum of 5 years required facility coding experience assigning ICD-10 CM/PCS and CPT codes for inpatient DRG based accounts, ED accounts, observation accounts, and day surgery accounts utilizing an encoder and abstracting software.
Equivalency: Professional experience, beyond requirements, in a related field may substitute for an Associate’s degree requirement on a year for year basis.
Certification(s): At least one HIM credential from AHIMA: RHIT, RHIA, or CCS (AHIMA). Must be able to pass the Children’s Hospital Colorado Coding exams to demonstrate proficiency in coding knowledge.
Ability to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
Audio-Visual: Color Discrimination: Good
Audio-Visual: Depth Perception: Good
Audio-Visual: Hearing: Good
General Activity: Sit: 6-8 hrs. per day
Motion: Lift: Light lifting regularly, moderate lifting occasionally.
Use of Hands/Feet: Both Hands – Gross Motor Function
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Handles multiple priorities effectively.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works alone effectively.
Mental and Emotional Requirements: Works with others effectively.
Mental Stress: multi-tasking, meeting deadlines, prioritizing
Preferred experience with background in pediatric coding including coding education, documentation improvement, and provider clarification queries.
Education: Associate’s degree in healthcare or related field.
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Apply Online: https://hrexpress4.childrenscolorado.org/psp/selfservice/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=1&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=73047&PostingSeq=1
Posted: July 14, 2022 at 4:48 PM
Post ID: 69866