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Looking for a motivated, experienced, Coding Leader to join our talented Ambulatory Coding team. We are in need of a Sr. Coding Leader with experience on the Pro Fee side of Surgical, Hem/Med/Rad Onc and Stem Cell coding to lead one of our Ambulatory Coding teams. Banner Health's Ambulatory Coding team is responsible for the Pro Fee coding for a multitude of Provider Depts (Academic) and Clinics (Non-Academic) t hat can also perform surgeries in several Banner hospitals across AZ, CO and WY.
An ideal candidate will have Academic facility and Non-Academic clinic experience in Oncology. Our Leaders and Coders work in a remote environment. Our Leadership team is diverse in skillsets and our focus is on teamwork to manage our work and meet organizational metrics. Come bring your talents to our team where we can learn from each other.
Your pay and benefits (Total Rewards) are important components of your Journey at Banner Health. Banner Health offers a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.
Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you'll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.
POSITION SUMMARY This position plans, leads and directs designated medical coding teams across multiple locations. The position has shared responsibility to achieve the business unit goals in targeted areas such as unbilled accounts receivable, compliance with regulatory requirements, data integrity, Case Mix Index (CMI) and reimbursement with third party payors. The position works collaboratively with Health Information Management System (HIMS) leadership to achieve designated financial and revenue cycle goals and coding compliance.
CORE FUNCTIONS 1. Selects, trains, coaches, motivates, conducts performance evaluations, and directs the workflow for staff assigned to coding function. Develops goals and performance expectations for staff in targeted areas, such as unbilled accounts receivable, quality and timeliness of clinical coding assignments, data integrity and reimbursement with third party payors. Provides for the education, development and shared leadership of staff.
2. Participates in the development of the department budget in conjunction with established goals and objectives. Plays a key role in ensuring budgetary goals are met on an annual basis.
3. Drives organization performance improvements by refinement and monitoring of the coding scorecard which includes: unbilled A/R; Medicare second reviews; RAC denials; first time submission acceptance for the state; coding accuracy; % clean claims; staff stats; etc. Participates in the improvement of processes and programs.
4. Works collaboratively with other leaders to establish coding quality, productivity and best practices. Monitors goals and benchmarks productivity and quality standards in conjunction with industry trends. Identifies potential improvements and moves team to achieve next level of performance with regards to coding quality, productivity and best practices.
5. Participates in developing standard coding policies/procedures/guidelines to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulatory guidelines to minimize risk for the organization. Supports coding infrastructure to ensure regulatory compliance in all aspects of coding and abstracting of clinical data to support patient care processes.
6. Monitors data integrity on regular basis to ensure abstracted data elements meet requirements, performs staff training and education, communicates with associated departments including semi-annual data submission to state health departments. Supports software testing by providing staff to ensure proper functionality of applications when requested.
7. Keeps abreast of new medical technologies, procedures and pending regulatory changes which impact the organization. Proactively analyzes potential impact to the organization to minimize adverse impact. Participates as a key member for ICD-10 planning and implementation.
8. Position oversees coding for a designed coding team and is responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, coding accuracy, data integrity and/or complete and appropriate reimbursement from third party payors. The coding will withstand the scrutiny of internal and/or external reviews. This position works collaboratively with other HIMS leaders as well as corporate and facility leadership. External customers include patients, third party payors, coding related vendors, medical staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must possess a strong knowledge of business and/or healthcare as normally obtained through the completion of a bachelor's degree in business, health care administration or related field.
In the acute care environment, requires a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in an active status with American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). In the ambulatory setting, requires Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P), with RHIA, RHIT or CCS certification preferred.
Must possess a strong knowledge and background in coding as normally demonstrated through three or more years of progressive coding leadership experience preferably within a major health care organization or health system setting. Must have highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively. Requires the ability to work effectively with all common office software and coding software applications.
Must possess a thorough knowledge of computer applications and their applicability to coding.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
What might draw you to Banner Health? A great health care career, of course—and a great place to live, no matter what stage of life you’re in. With facilities across the West, there is a health care career for everyone, from big city living in the Phoenix area to friendly small towns in the mountains and plains. As one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the country, Banner Health offers both the stability that comes with success and the possibility of exploring new areas of the country. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages:
Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health.
Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible.
The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path.
Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.