How You'll Make a Difference:
Oversees the daily operations of the coding department including coding production, productivity, risk-mitigation, partnerships and/or systems support. Develops and implements best practices to enhance collaboration within the department. Benchmarks outcomes for operational purposes. Ensures compliance with state and federal regulations, as well as support revenue cycle goals.
Ensures that practices are standardized system wide and consistent with regulatory requirements. Documents guidelines in writing and ensures all coding caregivers adhere to them. Identifies opportunities for process and quality improvement based upon analysis and review of current practices.
Represents Leadership regarding practices and issues with other department leadership, vendors, government agencies, and/or clinical providers. Works directly with other leaders to research and resolve issues. Provides updates to relevant committees and leaders on complex operational issues, current status compared to goals and significant future developments.
Plans, implements and evaluates training and educational programs based on the department's goals, regulatory or system changes. Identifies training opportunities and areas of improvement to aid in the development of training courses and reference tools. Ensures all caregivers are properly trained to national standards, the information is consistent system wide, and caregivers are regularly informed about external and internal updates, developments and/or issues. May have overall responsibility for the Aurora Coding Academy.
Collaboratively develops and implements standardized, organization-wide policies, procedures, guidelines and other requirements, ensuring they are compliant with regulatory and accreditation requirements and clearly communicated to the appropriate caregivers.
Institutes, monitors and holds all caregivers accountable to quality and productivity standards. Tracks, analyzes and benchmarks data to peer groups, identifying trends and/or opportunities to improve. Incorporates quality focus areas from the Office of the Inspector General Work Plan. This information is used to develop additional education resources. Provides accurate and thorough monthly reports to support progress made in each area of responsibility.
Actively involved in designing, maintaining, testing and implementing automation to assist departmental operations to the greatest capacity.
Partners with IT in testing and implementation of new software and updates.
What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications
• Coding Specialist (CCS) certification issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or
• Health Information Technician (RHIT) registration issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or
• Health Information Administrator (RHIA) registration issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or
• Health Data Analyst (CHDA) certification issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
• Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management or related field.
Required Functional Experience
• Typically requires 5 years of experience in physician or hospital coding, in a high-volume health care environment.
Required Management Experience
• Includes 1 year of supervisory experience in health information, clinical, operational or coding function.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Excellent understanding of medical terminology, anatomy, and physiology.
• Demonstrated skills in financial and statistical analysis, and project management.
• Demonstrated knowledge of third party reimbursement programs, state and federal regulatory issues and ICD, CPT, and/or HCPCS coding.
• Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office or similar products and in patient accounting and billing systems.
• Ability to work effectively with all levels across multiple departments, as well as strong influencing and negotiation skills.
• Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills.
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What We'd Love to See:
Leadership experience from a progressive fast paced Hospital/Acute care setting in a multi-facility health care system.
Monday through Friday first shift hours such as 7:00am to 3:30pm or 8:00am to 4:30pm. This is a REMOTE Position.
2900 W Oklahoma Ave
At Aurora Health Care:
We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients-we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that's as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you'll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives-including your own.
Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.