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Compliance Consultant III - Medical Coding

Primary Location Pasadena, California Job Number 1131225 Date posted 01/05/2023
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Job Summary:

In addition to the responsibilities listed below, the position is responsible for serving as a compliance subject matter expert related to coding functions within assigned settings of care, maintaining compliance with national coding policies and procedures, assisting with coding questions and related topics, and assisting with auditing assigned lines of business for coding. Additionally, this position is responsible for assisting with the development of audit result reports and supporting compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (KPs code of conduct).

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Pursues self-development and effective relationships with others by proactively providing resources, information, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; providing occasional mentoring to team members; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; creating plans to capitalize on strengths and develop weaknesses; anticipating and responding to the needs of others; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.

  • Completes work assignments by applying up-to-date expertise in subject area to generate creative solutions; ensuring all procedures and policies are followed; leveraging an understanding of data, and resources to support projects or initiatives; collaborating cross-functionally to solve business problems; identifying and monitoring priorities, deadlines, and expectations; communicating progress and information; identifying, recommending, and implementing ways to address improvement opportunities; and escalating issues or risks as appropriate.

  • Conducts company compliance activities under the guidance of more senior employees by providing support to internal and external stakeholders; applying established regulations and standards to compliance efforts; and documenting compliance activities.

  • Assists with compliance reporting efforts by monitoring, and compiling compliance data and information to identify potential risks and remedies; researching, analyzing, and summarizing data; and reporting to senior team members on key compliance drivers, liabilities, and performance indicators (for example, adherence to standards, incorporation of new regulations).

  • Assists with compliance investigation efforts by collecting and analyzing data; identifying misalignment with desired compliance actions; conducting interviews as appropriate; determining action steps for resolution; and providing input on corrective action plans.

  • Provides support on projects by coordinating stakeholder contacts; assisting in the development, analysis, and coordination of project plans for compliance specific deliverables; and coordinating project schedules and resource forecasts.

  • Assists with ensuring regulatory compliance by monitoring regulatory changes; acting on regulatory updates; and supporting the implementation of designated changes.

  • Assists in the implementation of compliance efforts by identifying compliance requirements; supporting the assessment of current state compliance to identify gaps and corrective actions; supporting the creation or revision of basic compliance standards, policies and procedures, and training; and monitoring ongoing compliance adherence.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years medical coding experience.

  • AHIMA CCS certification or AAPC CPC certification.

  • Bachelors degree in Health Care Administration, Clinical, Law, Public Health, Business or related field and Minimum three (3) years experience in health care compliance, health care operations (quality, risk, etc.), audit, finance, regulatory or public policy development, investigations, information security, or insurance/health plan governance or a directly related field. Additional equivalent work experience in a directly related field may be substituted for the degree requirement.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years hospital coding experience.

  • Two (2) years coding audit experience.

  • Two (2) years experience in privacy and security compliance.

  • Two (2) years experience working cross-functionally across departments, functions, or business lines.

  • Privacy & Security Compliance certification.

  • Two (2) years experience in health plan compliance.

  • Two (2) years experience in health plan operations.

  • Two (2) years experience working in a clinical setting (e.g., hospital, medical center).

  • One (1) year pharmacy experience to include pharmacy compliance, practice assessment, or regulatory affairs.

  • Two (2) years health care experience.

  • One (1) year project management experience.

  • Clinical Bachelors degree.

  • Masters degree in Health Care Administration, Clinical, Law, Public Health, Business or related field.

  • Risk adjustment certification.

  • Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) or other equivalent compliance certification.

Primary Location: California,Pasadena,West Annex - Parsons Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-SCAL-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Specialty: Compliance General Department: Regional Offices - Pasadena - Clinical Documentation Svcs - 0806 Pay Range: $81500 - $105490 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest