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Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) Coding Specialist

Highmark Inc.

  • Company Highmark
  • Home, WV
  • Claims
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Highmark Inc.

Job Description : 

JOB SUMMARY

This job will deliver value to the Health Plan, and its beneficiaries enrolled in Risk Adjusted government programs (MA and ACA), using skills including but not limited to:  HCC Coding, medical coding, clinical terminology and anatomy/physiology, CMS coding guidelines, and RADV Audits.  Works closely with physicians, team members, Quality, Compliance, partners at Enterprise and leadership to identify and deliver high quality and accurate risk adjustment coding.  Supports all RPM risk adjustment projects to comply with all CMS requirements by analyzing physician documentation and interpreting into ICD10 diagnoses and HCC disease categories.  Supports other key objectives to drive capture of correct Risk Adjustment coding including documentation improvement, provider education, analyzing reports, and identifying process improvements. 


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform HCC coding on projects for MA, ACA, and ESRD.  Ability to quickly flex between coding projects, including Retro and Prospective, with different  MA, ESRD, and ACA HCC Models.  Ability to work independently in various coding applications and electronic medical record systems to support departmental goals.  Adheres to CMS Guidelines for Coding and Highmark’s Policy and Procedures to guide HCC coding decision making.  Maintains RPM coding accuracy and productivity requirements.  

  • Assist with Regulatory Audits by performing first coding review and ranking of charts.   Build partnerships and work within coding teams and internal partners critical to HCC coding.  

  • Participate on ad-hoc projects per the direction of Leadership to address the needs of the department.  Provide recommendations for process improvements and efficiencies.

  • Fully engages in RPM Coding educational meetings and annual coding Summit.  

  • Other duties as assigned.


EDUCATION


Required

  • Associate's degree

Substitutions

  • 3 years of relevant work experience with Coding and/or Healthcare

Preferred

  • Bachelor's degree

EXPERIENCE


Required

  • 3 years in HCC Coding and/or Healthcare


Preferred

  • 5 years in HCC Coding and/or Healthcare


LICENSES or CERTIFICATIONS


Required (any of the following)

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC)

  • Certified Risk Coder (CRC)

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)

  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)


Preferred

  • None

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking

  • Attention to Detail

  • Written and Oral Presentation Skills

  • Written Communications

  • Communication Skills

  • HCC Coding

  • MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

  • Microsoft Office Suite Proficient/ - MS365 & Teams


Language (Other than English):

None

Travel Requirement:

0% - 25%

PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

WFA - Work From Anywhere - 100% - Remote

Teaches / trains others regularly

Occasionally

Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Occasionally

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Never

Physical work site required

No

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Constantly

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Occasionally

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Rarely

Referral Level: 1

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.


As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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