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Coding Supervisor - Physician Revenue Cycle Coding

Job ID: 7563
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Job Summary:

This position supervises a staff of medical coders, both inpatient or outpatient, and related support positions across all entities that are owned or managed that have opted into shared services.

Description of Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the centralized coding and support staff who are primarily remote across the health care system including monitoring and managing work schedules, monitors attendance, motivates, counsels and disciplines as needed. Recruits, skills test, interview, selects, and hire new coding and support staff.
  • Serves as a primary resource for coding staff regarding coding conventions and guidelines and HCS and Revenue Cycle specific guidelines and processes. Researches coding guidelines and payer requirements as necessary to respond to coding questions. Monitors Coder accuracy, productivity and day to day management of coding workflows.
  • Communicates process and policy changes including development and revision of new and existing and policies and procedures. Performs employee performance evaluations and work plans with development of goals and standards. Identifies areas of opportunity for improvement in quality and performance and coordinates with the Training and Quality team when necessary.
  • Generates reports and builds reports as needed for productivity reporting and disease or procedure reporting as requested to manage the coding process and to respond to requests internal and external to Revenue Cycle. Works with other departments in the HCS on key initiatives (physician departments, compliance, etc.) such as focused audits, provider documentation improvement, coder education, etc.
  • Manage outside contract coding resources as needed to meet Revenue Cycle goals. Preferred familiarity with coding specialties: cardiology, neurology, physical medicine and rehab, anesthesia pain procedures and other non-time based anesthesia services, critical care, evaluation and management inpatient and outpatient. Flexibility to take on different specialties as needed for growth.

Education & Licensure/Certification Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management (or equivalent combination of education, training and experience).
  • If a Bachelor's degree: Three (3) years of experience at the Lead or Senior Medical Coder level in medical coding.
  • If an Associate's degree: Seven (7) years of medical coding experience, with at least three (3) years of experience as lead or senior medical coder level.
  • If a High School diploma or GED: Eleven (11) years of of medical coding experience, with at least three (3) years of experience as lead or senior medical coder level.
  • Successful completion of the UNC HCS Coder IP or OP Proficiency Test as applicable.
  • AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) certification and credential or AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) certification and credential.

Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of ICD-10/PCS/CPT/HCPCS coding and billing compliance (MS-DRGs/IPPS, APC/OPPS) with excellent analytical and data mining skills.
  • Ability to effectively participate and supervise projects, plan and implement programs, and evaluate outcomes.
  • Ability to effectively supervise and direct various levels of staff (including on-site and remote) as well as manage vendor relationships and expectations.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Effective organizational skills, time management, management of multiple priorities and strong project management skills.
  • Ability to interpret federal and state regulations as they relate to coding and compliance.

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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