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Lancaster General Health Clinical Coding Coordinator in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Company

Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

9045 HIM-Clinical Coding

Supervisory Organization

Health Information Management- Clinical Coding Mngr

Grade

G13

Summary

HOURS: Full-Time (1.0 FTE); Mon-Fri, 8 hours a day—business hours.

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POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for ongoing review and analysis of coding, abstracting and MS-DRG assignment. This position reports to the HIM/Clinical Coding Supervisor and directs the day-to-day operations in Coding. Responsible for keeping the HIM Clinical Coding Supervisor informed of workflow status and potential backlog issues. Maintain a process improvement plan to ensure efficiency and quality in the workflow. Keep up-to-date on Medicare, ICD-10, DRG and CPT coding and documentation guidelines. Participate in the coding of inpatient and outpatient charts. Maintain defined accuracy and productivity standards for coding. Communicate with coders on Work Queue (WQ) outcome and improvement recommendations Works closely with the Manager, Clinical Coding to coordinate and complete work in the most effective and efficient manner .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Oversee the daily communications and functions of Clinical Coders.

  • Initiates appropriate clinical documentation querying in order to acquire or clarify necessary medical record documentation needed to facilitate accurate and complete coding & abstracting.

  • Understands and has working knowledge of overall HIM & CDI processes and software applications.

  • Demonstrates problem solving skills, the ability to work independently, and the ability to perform under pressure in a positive, teamwork manner with diplomacy and tact.

  • Participates in HIM and other Departmental meetings with clinical data, graph analysis and financial findings as needed.

  • Participates with further review of compliance audit results. Analysis with identification of trends and communication to the coding staff. Follows through with coding corrections as necessary.

  • Must possess excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills to accurately relay information to staff and to internal and external customers.

  • Serves as Timekeeper for Time and Attendance of clinical coders.

  • Coordinates updates and participates in testing functions to encoding software.

  • Performs clinical coding function when necessary.

  • Demonstrates collaborative, team oriented approach

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

  • Formal education in ICD-10-CM coding, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology.

  • Two(2) to three (3) years experience in ICD-10 CM and CPT-4 coding principles/guidelines

  • Two(2) to three (3) years experience in MS-DRG assignment.

Must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and/or AAPC Certifications (CPC, COC).

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management with certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

  • Associate of Science degree in Health Information Technology with certification as Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • One (1) year experience in instructional/training skills.

  • Must demonstrate extensive knowledge of coding, sequencing, and documentation guidelines.

  • Must have strong quantitative and analytical skills.

  • Must have experience in ICD-10 CM/PCS and CPT/HCPCS coding of Surgery/Outpatient Ancillary/ED medical records in hospital and/or outpatient clinic.

  • Demonstrates proficient computer skills and Microsoft Office preferred.

This position is located in Lancaster, PA.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, at http://lancastergeneralhealth.org/LGH/ a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at https://www.pennmedicine.org/ is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare) . Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region . Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.

A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also one of only seven hospitals in the country with all of the following distinctions:

5 Star Rating on Medicare.gov Hospital Compare

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2017 at https://www.healthgrades.com/hospital-directory/pennsylvania-pa/lancaster-general-hospital-hgst7169e6a6390100

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A

US News List of High Performing Hospitals at https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/pa/lancaster-general-hospital-6231120

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