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Senior Coder in Alcoa, Tennessee, US at TeamHealth

Date Posted: 9/9/2019

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Job Description

Join a team of dynamic, results oriented professionals!

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Named among “Great Places to Work" by Becker’s Hospital Review

  • Career Growth Opportunities
  • Convenience market on site
  • Benefit Eligibility (Medical/Dental/Vision/Life) the first of the month following 30 days of employment
  • 401K program (Discretionary matching funds available)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Referral Program
  • Dental plans & Vision plans
  • GENEROUS Personal time off
  • Eight Paid Holidays per year
  • Quarterly incentive plans
  • Business casual dress code
  • Free Parking
  • Free coffee daily
  • Employee of the month awards with monetary gift and parking space
  • Training Programs
  • Fitness Center with personal trainer on site
  • Awesome Facility with terrific amenities
  • Wellness programs
  • Flexible work schedule

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW: 

The Coding Senior provides one on one and departmental direction, monitors performance standards and the daily workflow of the Coding Department to insure corporate goals and standards are met.   Also, insures quality coding consistent with ICD-9, ICD-10, corporate and governmental guidelines, rules and regulations. The Coding Senior provides coding and documentation feedback to appropriate leaders within HCFS Billing Center and TeamHealth.                                 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Along with Supervisor, manages staff and procedures ensuring systems operate efficiently and effective personnel relations are maintained
  • Participate in hiring and interview process, making recommendations for employment
  • Provide daily guidance to coders to include answering questions, reviewing and requesting new codes, resolving balancing issues, assuring month-end close is met
  • Monitor performance- production and QA
  • Administers counseling as needed
  • Provide feedback and assist with employee evaluations
  • Disseminate timely coding and documentation communications to staff
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures
  • Coordinate the resolution of coding and documentation issues among departments.
  • Complete special projects/reports as requested by the Director of Billing Production 

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required. College course work preferred in a health care related field. Additional training in coding and medical documentation required.      
  • Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, regulatory requirements and physician billing;
  • Proficiency in ICD-9, ICD-10 coding and CPT procedural coding;
  • CPC or CCS-p certification preferred;
  • Minimum two (2) years medical coding experience, emergency medicine preferred;
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communication skill;
  • Ability to lead and direct.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • None

PHYSICAL / ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: 

  • Job performed in a semi-quiet setting
  • Prolonged sitting
  • Occasional lifting or carrying

This position may require manual dexterity and/or frequent use of the computer, telephone, 10-key, calculator, office machines (copier, scanner, fax) and/or the ability to perform repetitive motions and/or meet production standards to comply with the essential functions. Also, may require physical and/or mental stamina to work additional hours beyond a regular schedule and/or more than five days per week.

DISCLAIMER: 

Cooperative, positive, courteous and professional behavior and conduct is an essential function of every position. All employees must be able to work with others beyond giving and receiving instructions. This includes getting along with co-workers, peers and management without exhibiting behavior extremes. Job functions may require personal leadership skills such as conflict resolution, negotiating, instructing, persuading, speaking with others as well as responding appropriately to job performance feedback from the supervisor. Additionally, the information contained in this job description has been designated to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.