Coding Auditor and Educator

  • Location: Pascagoula, MS

  • Posted: Aug 20, 2018

Job Description

The Coding Auditor and Educator provides educational needs to those responsible for reviewing and coding physician documentation for the purpose of billing. He/She educates and trains physicians on correct documentation and proper coding of visits. The Coding Auditor and Educator documents quality and relevant data according to the Health Systems performance standard.

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

Education
High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors degree preferred.

License
N/A

Certification
Must be certified by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) as a:
CCS: Certified Coding Specialist,
CPC: Certified Professional Coder, OR
COC: Certified Outpatient Coder.

Once certified, employee must complete all requirements (including continuing education) to maintain certification.

Experience
A minimum of two (2) years experience in a hospital or physician billing office required. Two (2) years medical auditing preferred.

Physical Demands
Work is moderately active: involves sitting with frequent requirements to move about the office, move about the facility, and to travel to another facility within the SRHS service area. Work involves exerting a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Work involves using repetitive motions: substantial movements of the wrists, hands and/or fingers while operating standard office equipment such as computer keyboard copier and 10-key.

Work involves being able to perceive the nature of sound at normal speaking levels with or without correction; the ability to make fine discriminations in sound. Work requires close visual and acuity and the ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus, i.e. shift gaze from viewing a computer monitor to forms/printed material that are closer to compare data at close vision.

Must be able to be active for extended periods of time without experiencing undue fatigue. Must be able to work flexible hours.

Mental Demands
Must demonstrate keen mental faculties/assessment and decision making abilities. Must demonstrate superior communication/speaking/enunciation skills to receive and give information in person and by telephone. Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. Must possess emotional stability conducive to dealing with high stress levels. Must demonstrate ability to work under pressure and meet
deadlines.

Attention to detail and the ability to multitask in complex situations is required. Must have strong accounting and analytical skills.

Must be able to understand the flow of financial and statistical information. Must maintain a respectable working relationship throughout the organization. Must demonstrate the ability to code and abstract medical records and understand principles of coding/sequencing diagnoses. Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians regarding assignment of diagnoses and Validation of codes in the medical record.

Special Demands
Must possess superior customer service skills and professional etiquette. Must possess proficient knowledge and ability to use a computer (must be keyboard proficient) and other office technology (i.e. telephone, fax, etc.). Must have advanced knowledge and skill in using MS Excel. Must have working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.

Job requires traveling throughout the SRHS service area - with the employee providing his/her own transportation. Must have a valid driver license.

Work requires the ability to function independently, adapt to workload demands, set priorities, and understand and set goals. Must possess highly developed organizational, planning and management writing skills. Must understand the fundamentals of automated data processing, and be able to quickly gain a detailed understanding of complex computerized and noncomputerized information.

Singing River Health System

2809 Denny Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39581

Opened: 1931

Phone: (228) 809-5000

Fax: (228) 809-5000

Web: http://www.singingriverhealthsystem.com

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