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Coding Specialist - Hospice at Envision Healthcare

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Job Description:

Req ID: 108803

Entity: Ascension at Home

Ascension At Home is looking for a Hospice Coding Specialist to join our team

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position serves as the resident expert for the diagnosis assignment and sequencing of all designated hospice cases. Primary responsibility is to accurately assign ICD-10 codes to HIS and recertifications. This position will also serve on project teams as appropriate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

* Complete Hospice case coding in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with all regulatory concerns.

* Provides initial primary diagnosis ICD 10 codes to liaisons/admission coordinators.

* Adherence to all official coding guidelines, as well as Medicare/PPS guidelines related to coding.

* Reviews patient chart for history and physical, HIS documentation, and other chart forms as necessary to ensure accurate coding of HIS.

* Ability to operate in multiple documentation platforms and computer software programs.

* Identifies areas of concern and reports to Director of Clinical Quality Improvement.

* Other duties as assigned by Director of Clinical Quality Improvement.

* Participates in orientation activities as needed.

* Problem solves with leadership and care managers in areas of expertise.

* Develops communication and training materials as needed.

* Conducts individual and group presentations.

* Demonstrates critical and system thinking skills.

* Initiates and maintains communication with all members of the team.

* Responds to change with optimism and a willingness to move forward with initiatives.

* Maintains required competencies and certifications.

* Actively seeks and participates in learning opportunities.

* Shares expertise with peers and colleagues.

* Adhere to all company policies and procedures

* Functions within the job description of his/her position.

* Maintains a professional appearance and a business-like attitude.

* Supports Ascension at Home mission, vision, and values.

* Adherence to and compliance with information systems security is everyone s responsibility. It is the responsibility of every computer user to: Know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures. Attend Information Systems security training, when offered. Report information systems security problems.

Education/Licensing/Certification:

* High school graduate.

* Must be CCS, RHIT or HCS-D certified.

* Maintains CPR certification as a condition of continued employment.

* Current Driver s License, car insurance and reliable transportation

Experience:

* At least 1-2 years ICD 10 Coding

* At least 6 months experience in ICD-10 hospice coding preferred.

Knowledge and Skills:

* Knowledge of coding practices and official guidelines, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology required.

* Demonstrates interpersonal communication skills to effectively communicate with all parties in patient care and leadership.

* Possess highly effective organization skills to handle multiple tasks with changing demands and priorities.

* Demonstrates ability to work independently, elicit support as needed and to complete assignments in a timely manner.