Lakeshore Talent

Lakeshore Talent is seeking a Director of Coding for a large healthcare organization in Centennial, Colorado. This is a full-time, direct hire position paying $60/hour.

Job Summary: 

The Coding Director position is responsible for the development and evolution of the overall strategy of the Coding Service Center to include, but not limited to, coding processes, policies and procedures and guidance documents, education and training, performance, coding quality, productivity and auditing across the system.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates and promotes standardization of coding operations across the system

  • Initiates, influences, directs, and oversees the coding activities of the Coding Service Center to include personnel management, budget, labor productivity, education and training, auditing, report management and ensuring alignment with corporate/service center and hospital and financial goals and initiates performance improvement activities. 

  • Serves as a consultant on coding issues to include documentation, coding and abstracting, charge capture, revenue cycle and external audits (i.e. RACs, PEPPER, ZPIC, etc), and actively supports and services the needs of the facilities where coding expertise is needed and initiates performance improvement activities.

  • Acts as a liaison between the facilities and Coding Service Center. 

  • Monitors coding quality, productivity and DNFB performance to ensure alignment and support of corporate/service center and facility financial goals as well as compliance in coding and billing practices with regulatory requirements. 

  • Collaborates with HIM, case management, charge audit, medical staff, nursing and other facility management to support and meet the needs of the facilities where coding expertise is needed and to improve the quality of physician documentation within the body of the medical record to support severity of illness and code assignments.

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years coding experience in an acute care setting in data quality management to include auditing, coding, charging, reimbursement and documentation, requires multi-hospital experience and supervisory experience.

  • Experience with the electronic health record (EHR), health information systems and health care applications required.

  • Demonstrate excellent leadership, interpersonal, problem-solving and organizational skills.

  • Knowledge and experience in process improvement training tools.

Education/Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

  • Current AHIMA credentials (i.e RHIA, RHIT, CCS) or AAPC credential (CPC) required and maintained.

  • ICD-10 trainer certification preferred

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