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Coding Lead in Dallas at Parallon

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

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Job Description

This position works from home.

Do you have a passion for coding? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career at Parallon and apply today to be a Coding Team Lead!
Parallon's Mission: 
We serve and enable those who care for and improve human life in their communities. 
Parallon, a division of HCA, is an industry-leading provider of patient financial and revenue cycle services to acute care providers across the United States. We are dedicated to our values and passionate about finding future leaders for our fast-growing divisions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Although we are the largest healthcare provider in the world and experts and leaders in revenue cycle services, we maintain a people-first culture and sense of community.  
The Coding Lead performs as a daily contact individual for coding, DRG/code validation, operational, and general questions from the “coding” staff, HIM, and shared service center departments. The Coding Lead provides support to coding leadership in coordinating coding and education activities within the HSC while working to achieve and maintain overall company-defined department goals. The Coding Lead works to ensure compliance with national coding guidelines, HSC coding policies, and Company coding policies for complete, accurate and consistent coding and/or DRG/code validation resulting in appropriate reimbursement, data integrity, and minimal variation in coding practices.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Leads, coordinates and performs HSC coding quality reviews (e.g., routine, policy driven, performance driven, incentive plan driven, customer needs, identified trends, RAC, payer, etc.) for inpatient and/or outpatient coding (e.g., DRG/code validation, query validation)
  • Provides timely feedback and education as it relates to coding opportunities found during the review of accounts
  • Ensures rebill requests are entered timely through the system/process outlined in company/HSC policy
  • Answers coding related questions and assists Coding Integrity Specialists (CIS), Coding Account Reimbursement Specialists (CARS), and/or CDI Liaisons with day-to-day operations
  • Assists Coding Manager in the review and improvement of processes and services

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Coding Technical Skills- extensive regulatory coding (ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT/HCPCS,, MS-DRGs, APR DRGs) and associated reimbursement knowledge
  • Case Mix Index Analytical Skills – ability to analyze trends in CMI and determine root cause and address as appropriate.
  • Effective Decision Making – relating and comparing; securing relevant information and identifying key issues; committing to an action after developing alternative courses of action that take into consideration resources, constraints, and organizational values Initiative – independently takes prompt proactive steps toward problem resolution
  • Organization – establishing courses of action to ensure that work is completed efficiently; proactively prioritizes assignments and keen ability to multi-task
  • Communication - communicates clearly, proactively and concisely with all key stakeholders
  • Leadership - leads individuals and groups toward desired outcomes, setting high performance standards and delivering leading quality services
  • Customer Orientation - establishes and maintains long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations
  • Policies & Procedures - articulates knowledge and understanding of organizational policies, procedures and systems
  • PC Skills - demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and others as required
  • Quality Orientation – accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time
  • Work Independently – is self-supporting; not needing to rely on others to complete a job
  • Building and Maintaining Strategic Working Relationships – develops collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals. Possesses good interpersonal skills in building, negotiating, and maintaining crucial relationships
  • Managing Conflict – dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people
  • Mentor and Educate – provides timely guidance and feedback to help strengthen the knowledge/skill set of others to accomplish a task or solve a problem.

  • High School graduate or GED equivalent required
  • Bachelors/Associates Degree in HIM/HIT preferred

  • Management/Supervisory experience in healthcare related field preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years acute care inpatient/outpatient coding experience required
  • Minimum of 3 years coding auditing/monitoring experience strongly preferred

Certificates/License – RHIT, RHIA or CCS required
At Parallon, every employee is a valued member of our organization. You can expect to receive competitive salary, ongoing professional development, comprehensive benefits package, performance bonuses and more!
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