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Coding Educator Auditor
Ref No.: 18-00075
Location: Denver, Colorado
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 01/03/2018
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, trains and educates providers, clinic and coding staff on all aspects of facility coding and documentation as it applies to the outpatient hospital/facility setting . Prepares training and presentations on applicable topics. Researches questions and issues using all available resources. Provides both oral and written direction to coders when a provider query should be sent. Interacts with clinical staff for the purpose of documentation improvement and clarification. Performs audits to ensure documentation and coding accuracy compliance. Provides feedback from audit results for documentation and coding quality improvement. Provides one-on-one and group documentation and coding training. Performs various coding assignments under the direction of the Education Manager. Utilizes software applications and electronic coding references to perform coding related tasks. Demonstrates advanced leadership and team building skills.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate.


Experience: Typically 6 years medical coding experience assigning ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS codes for multi-specialty areas in the hospital/facility setting. Experience with electronic and handwritten medical record documentation required. Experience with education, training, compliance, and auditing. Experience in oral and written communication.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Possess and applies a thorough knowledge of coding, documentation, applicable guidelines, and compliance as it relates to the outpatient hospital/facility setting. Thorough knowledge of billing, reimbursement, and anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of encoder and data abstracting software. Ability to professionally interact with physicians and clinic staff. Ability to work with all personnel throughout Denver Health. Ability to work independently, possess critical thinking skills, audit, and provide appropriate feedback. Ability to create training material and presentations. Possess good computer keyboarding skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and use of email and calendar functions. Possess strong oral and written communication skills. Possess strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Must be capable of reading and interpreting outpatient facility coding guidelines and making subsequent coding decisions. Knowledgeable in researching coding related topics and issues. Must pass a coding proficiency pre-hire test with 85% accuracy or higher.


Certificate/License/Registration: Certification by the American Health Information Management
Association (AHIMA) or America Association Professional Coders (AAPC). ICD-10 recertification requirements met by applicable credentialing organization. Coding/Medical Auditing certification preferred.


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