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Supervisor Health Information Management Coding

Location Wailuku, Hawaii Job Number 988013 Date posted 08/17/2021
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Description:

Provides coding expertise to staff within the department to assist with accurate diagnosis and procedural coding. Serves as a resource for department management, coding staff, and clinical documentation specialists to obtain information or clarification on accurate and ethical coding and documentation standards, guidelines, and regulatory requirements. Reviews records to ensure the accurate selection of the principal/primary diagnosis and procedures and any complications or preexisting conditions in accordance with official coding guidelines.



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides coding expertise to department management, coding staff, and clinical documentation specialists.

  • Serves as a resource for department management, coding staff, and clinical documentation specialists to obtain information or clarification on accurate and ethical coding and documentation standards, guidelines, and regulatory requirements.

  • Reviews records to ensure the accurate selection of the principal/primary diagnosis and procedures and any complications or preexisting conditions in accordance with official coding guidelines. Accuracy and quality are maintained for activities.

  • Coding guidelines and regulatory changes are routinely monitored and coders are assisted in understanding and implementing these changes.

  • Conducts quality reviews of coding data and conducts regular audits and coordinates ongoing monitoring of coding     accuracy and documentation adequacy.

  • Provides feedback and focused educational programs on the results of auditing and monitoring activities to affected staff and presents case examples at staff meetings.

  • Initiates corrective action to ensure resolution of problem areas identified during auditing/monitoring activity.

  • Results of quality reviews are communicated to staff and practices implemented that reduce errors in the coding and abstracting process.

  • Provides coding expertise to outside departments to assist in proper billing and outcome measurements.

  • Reports noncompliance issues detected through auditing and monitoring to Compliance Department and the HIM Director.

  • Basic Qualifications:

    Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years current coding experience in hospital coding of Inpatient and Outpatient services.

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management or related field or four (4) years in directly related experience.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).



  • Additional Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in project management, problem solving, oral communication, written communication.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in word processing, spreadsheet, and database PC applications.



  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory/lead or project management experience.
  • Primary Location: Hawaii,Wailuku,Maui Memorial - Wailuku Tower Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 07:30 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-MHS-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Department: MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER - HealthInforMgmt Administratn - 3601 Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.