Coding Manager
The Informatics Group - Seattle, WA

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Job Title: Coding Manager

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Supervisor Coding is accountable for the development and operations of the coding/abstracting acute-care services within ORC. This role includes working with key stakeholders across client site; developing and executing strategic plans around acute-care coding/abstracting and clinical documentation (coding-related) improvement initiatives; participating in, leading, and partnering with others on ORC strategic and tactical integration efforts; ensuring a compliant, effective, and streamlined operational experience for Coding. This leader, therefore, will need to have strong training, communication, technical, and leadership skills.

The incumbent performs all duties in a manner that promotes the client's mission, values, and philosophy. In all aspects, the incumbent serves as a role model for the values and mission of the organization.

SUPERVISES
This position will directly supervise the following positions:
Acute-care Coding employees

PRIMARY DUTIES

Oversight of daily coding operations and workflows
Direct supervision of acute-care coding staff which includes ensuring adequate staffing coverage, training, and adherence to consistent quality and productivity standards
Support of coding-related Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) functions and workflows
Provides acute-care coding expertise and direction to coding staff, other departments, medical staff and other providers to improve clinical documentation as guided by official coding guidelines
Assist in developing standardized policies, procedures, and practices related to coding/abstracting
Works closely with the HIM Coding QA, Education, and Training Team to ensure a high-level of coding accuracy, productivity, and compliance with official coding and regulatory guidelines
Support of coding technology and use of common tools including encoders, groupers, and other systems related to coding /abstracting
Monitors compliance to all coding-related KPI's

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
High School Diploma or GED equivalent required. Graduate of an AHIMA-accredited Health Information Technology program or self-study course.
Some College, preferably in a healthcare related field, preferred

Experience:
Minimum of 3 years of coding experience required.
Strong EMR / Encoder proficiency preferred.
Extensive background in ICD-9-CM, CPT-4 coding and official hospital coding guidelines.
Successful interaction and communication with various organizational stakeholders and team members.

Certifications:
RHIT or RHIA Preferred.
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) Preferred.

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Health informatics or medical informatics is the intersection of IT, medicine and health care. The Informatics Group bridges the gap with...