Medical Coding Manager

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Summary: Manages daily operation of HIM/Medical Record Department's coding unit. Establishes coding policies and procedures for the facility. Responsible for the selection, training, and performance evaluation of technical/coding department personnel (coders; documentation specialists).
Essential Functions: Provides support to the HIM Director in areas related to coding & reimbursement functions and management of staff. . Works closely with the Director for planning, organizing, controlling and ongoing quality assessment of the HIM/Medical Record coding area and the documentation improvement program. The
has the authority to make decisions relative to responsibilities in those areas. Must have excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Serves as a resource person for coding education, applications and improvement initiatives. Prepares and completes coding educational programs to the medical staff and hospital staff, as needed. Keeps abreast of changes in coding rules, such as the Correct Coding Initiatives, Medicare coding and billing guidelines, Coding Clinic, etc. Responsible for creating consistency and efficiency in inpatient claims processing and data collection to optimize DRG reimbursement as well as outpatient claims processing and data collection for appropriate APC reimbursement. Plays a key role in denials management, verifying correct charge capture, and discharge not final billed (DNFB) monitoring.Perform related duties as required.

Position Qualifications
Graduate of an AHIMA approved program in Health Information Technology (2 year associate degree) or Health Information Management (4 year bachelor's degree).

A minimum of 3 years experience in medical records including 1 year as a
in a health care setting, preferably in an acute care hospital.

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

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