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Director of Coding

Company: PeaceHealth
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

PeaceHealth is seeking a Director of Coding for a Full Time, Day position.-- This position will:

  • Direct, control and be accountable for the PeaceHealth Hospital System HIM Coding and Charge Capture, across the multi-facility, integrated healthcare delivery system; striving for compliance and promoting best practice.
  • Establish and implement hospital coding and charge capture infrastructure to meet current and future regulatory changes.
  • Develop, coordinate, and oversee implementation of system coding and charge capture business objectives including standardization, accuracy, and timely processing.
  • Develop long and short-term business strategies, operational plans and oversee implementation.
  • Manage the design, structure, development, and planning issues within scope of direction.
  • Be responsible for quality, service, and regulatory compliance for areas of responsibility. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Provides leadership for operational effectiveness, personnel management, fiscal accountability, and positive relations with other departments. 2. Develops annual departmental objectives including goals and strategies. Creates and monitors infrastructure, systems, processes, and standards to achieve desired outcomes. 3. Directs recruitment, training, development, and evaluation of staff. Supports credentialed and supervisory staff in their continuing education efforts. Provides continuing education for caregivers through in-service programs, meetings, or other opportunities for professional growth. 4. Develops, implements and monitors operating and capital budgets. Accountable for meeting budgetary and operational targets. Educates caregivers about financial goals and objectives in ways which encourage ownership and personal accountability. Monitors spending: Routinely evaluates monthly productivity levels against target staffing levels and makes necessary operational adjustments to meet goals. 5. Ensures the presence of an on-going quality, assessment, and compliance program. Ensures that coding and clinical data collection are completed accurately and timely.--Develops and oversee processes in support of the organization's internal and external information needs. Champions the continuous improvement process in the coding and clinical data area. 6. Leads operational implementation of network and system projects. Initiates, reviews, implements, and maintains contracts with vendors for HIM Services, internal and affiliates. 7. Ensures that information systems support current and future needs of the Coding area. Works closely with information technology in transition planning. Utilizes coding and abstracting systems and ensures that appropriate systems are updated with the annual code changes and any other associated changes or updates. 8. Assures coding accuracy as supported by documentation. In conjunction with Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) educates leaders on appropriate queries based upon other clinical documentation for accurate and reliable data collection and reimbursement. Identifies and leads development of coding caregiver education and provider education of coding and documentation, to improve accuracy and completeness. 9. Develops and presents business proposals, cost/benefit analysis, and contracts for the region and system. QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management, Health Records Administration, or other related field; or a combination of education and professional experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job. EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:
    • Minimum of 7 years relevant HIM experience required.
    • Minimum of 5 years of management experience required.
    • 1-yr experience in 3M 360 CAC Inpatient & Outpatient preferred.
    • Experience in project management.
    • Proficient in ICD-10-CM and PCS and CPT coding systems and certified in ICD-10.
    • Experience with the electronic health record, health information systems and healthcare applications.
    • Experience with regulations and accreditation standards, knowledge of specific state and federal requirements and standards related to the management of health information.
    • Expertise in healthcare compliance: knowledge of privacy and security regulations, confidentiality, laws, access and release of information practices.MS-DRG's, APC, official coding guidelines/regulations, and CDI.
    • Prior experience as an HIM Director in an acute care or multi-hospital health system is preferred.
    • Prior experience as a Coding Educator preferred.
    • Strong experience with computerization and technology advance in HIM with heavy emphasis on the computerized patient record preferred.
    • CERTIFICATIONS:
    • RHIA - Registered Health Information Administration certification or RHIT - Registered Health Information Technician.
    • CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) preferred. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

Keywords: PeaceHealth, Vancouver , Director of Coding, Executive , Vancouver, Washington

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