Director of Coding (closed)
The Coding Director has a key role in the strategy, planning, development, implementation and maintenance of coding processes, coding policies, and coding education. The Coding Director initiates, executes, and manages projects associated with coding initiatives. Directs and manages the team with the development, implementation and maintenance of coding processes, coding policies, and coding education.
? Assists the AVP Coding with coding strategy and planning.
? Manages, leads and is accountable for coding projects, including but not limited to:
o ICD-10-cm and ICD-10-PCS preparation and implementation,
o clinical documentation improvement,
o computer assisted coding,
o agnostic abstracting and physician query software vendor identification, vendor negotiations, vendor selection, implementation planning and execution
o internal education development,
o physician education programs.
? Contribute to various multidisciplinary committees and work groups (e.g., meaningful use, 3 day window, 1-2 day stays, case management, and core measures).
? Lead and participate in routine HSC Coding Director and Manager Calls and meetings to provide facilitation, subject matter expertise, and share best practices, revise policies and procedures, follow-up on action plans and identified opportunities, and modify workflows.
? Provide subject matter expertise on HIM coding topics (e.g. tools and resources, education, Coding Clinic interpretation and application, data collection and reporting).
? Develop HIM coding tools, resources, and education materials.
? Facilitate integration of HIM coding business objectives into IT&S product development.
? Provide guidance and leadership in the evaluation, selection and maintenance of vendor relationships for HIM coding operations products/services.
? Provide HIM coding subject matter expertise and strategy guidance on HIM topics (e.g. Coding, Data Abstraction, Revenue Cycle, Case Management, and Clinical Documentation Improvement).
? Ensure compliance with the Gold Standard model including standardization across HSCs.
? Provide guidance and leadership in the management of facility, SSC, Division, Group and Corporate customer relations during HSC implementations and on HIM initiatives.
? Provide HIM coding and operational support and guidance to the HSCs.
? Practice and adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct philosophy.
? Practice and adhere to the Company's Mission and Values.
? Other duties as assigned.
Will be supervising the Senior Practice Leaders in Division
RHIA, RHIT and/or CCS required. I-10 Certified trainer strongly preferred
Bachelors degree required