Job Description :
This job works with appropriate departments in the areas of compliance, process improvement, medical record review and coding, and member and provider satisfaction for all product lines. Recommends and implements process improvements related to the potential of quality medical care and service to members and to improve documentation of these services for appropriate coding (CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10, etc). Serves as a resource to educate the clinical team and Medicaid unit of accurate coding guidelines. Provide guidance on federal and state standards including CMS standards. Perform special studies per audits ensuring improvement in performance for various initiatives in a timely manner. May coordinate credentialing, re-credentialing, member complaint investigations, Medical Director requests, and activities to include other reviews, audits, accreditation activities as requested on behalf of the organization.
- Develop and manage process improvement initiatives from the Organization for member and providers to include detailed data analysis, process analysis, report generation, medical record documentation, and professional and facility coding.
- Conduct, collect and analyze information and data from office site and/or medical record reviews to continually improve the care, services, proper documentation and coding for members, to properly assign codes (CPT, HCPCS, ICD-10, etc.) to chronic conditions, and coordination with the revenue programs, credentialing and quality improvement programs to improve STARS, value based care and achieve and maintain accreditation.
- Monitor changes, corrections and clarifications in applicable regulatory/accrediting body requirements and make adjustments to the compliance plan and to follow CMS Coding Guidelines.
- Conduct retrospective, concurrent, and prospective, semi-annual and annual audits, identify gaps and communicate results. Conduct continuing education to providers on coding guidelines.
- Other duties as assigned or requested.
- Bachelor's Degree in a Healthcare-related field
- 6 years of progressive medical coding experience
- 5-10 years of relevant, progressive experience in medical coding.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
- CPC, CRC, RHIA, or CCS Certification
- An understanding of pricing and benefits is preferred to support research activities for the Medicaid business unit
- An understanding of Total Quality Management (TQM) concepts, techniques, process and outcome measurements ( 1-2 years)
- An understanding of statistics is also preferred in order to analyze various reports and validate study methodologies (1-2 years)
- Excellent verbal communication skills and professional manner, excellent written communication skills and a familiarity with a variety of writing styles. Must be able to communicate with medical administrators, including Medical Directors and Physician Advisors related to problem identification, action plan implementation, ongoing monitoring and problem resolution. (1-2 years)
- Demonstrated computer literacy and knowledge of information systems and comparative data bases. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) (1-3 years)
- Well-developed, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to understand and interpret clinical data
- Prior project management experience preferred (1-3 years)
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Does this role supervise/manage other employees?
Is Travel Required?
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