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Analyst, Inpatient Coding Denials and DNFB (Remote)

Requisition #: 166755
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital/Johns Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Coding
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: No
Date Posted: Feb. 6, 2019

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.

Position Summary:

The Analyst Inpatient Coding Denials & DNFB (Discharged Not Final Billed), under the coordination of the Lead Analyst Inpatient Coding Denial & DNFB, is responsible for the daily review and management of the Inpatient Coding denials and DNFB for all facilities within the Johns Hopkins Health System. The Analyst Inpatient Coding Denials & DNFB will review and resolve Inpatient claim edits by monitoring aging accounts and prioritizing, providing resolution, and identifying barriers preventing clean claims from being reimbursed timely. The Analyst Inpatient Coding Denials & DNFB will investigate all Inpatient accounts that are not final coded, prioritizing by established criteria such as oldest discharge date, and identify claim issues preventing final coding. The Analyst will work with all key stakeholders to resolve issues impacting coding delays to support DNFB goals.

Competencies:

Education:

Education/Experience/Certification Track 1: High school diploma w/ CCS required. Experience equivalent to (3) three years of coding inpatient hospital records.

Education/Experience/Certification Track 2: Associates Degree/RHIT required. CCS Preferred. Experience equivalent to (2) two years of coding inpatient hospital records.

Education/Experience/Certification Track 3: Associates Degree/RHIA required. CCS Preferred. Experience equivalent to (1) one year of coding inpatient hospital records.

Required Recruitment Screening: Successful completion of AHIMA approved coding skills assessment: Coding Specialist III

Knowledge:

Knowledge of revenue cycle processes and the relationship of coding to billing. Knowledge of APR-DRG and MS-DRG payer models. Knowledge AHA and CMS rules and regulation for code assignment and denial management. Detailed knowledge of medical coding systems, procedures, documentation requirements and regulatory requirements and Medical Terminology, Clinical Anatomy and Physiological. Knowledge of legal, regulatory, and policy compliance issues related to medical coding diagnoses, procedures and documentation. Knowledge of current and developing issues and trends in medical coding diagnosis and procedures requirements. Ability to resolve complex denials as it relates to coding.

Skills:

Ability to code using the latest ICD-10CM/PCS coding classification system. Ability to prioritize work and provide prompt efficient service. Ability to analyze and solve problems. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to adapt and modify medical coding processes, protocols, and work within data management systems to meet specific operating requirements.

Required Licensure Certification, etc.:

If qualifying under Track 1, a minimum of an AHIMA credential of CCS is required upon hire.

If qualifying under Track 2 or Track 3, a minimum of an AHIMA credential of RHIT is required upon hire.

Work Experience:

See Competencies section.

Day Shift, Full Time (40 hours) (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)

Non-Exempt, Pay Grade: NH

Work Location: Remote Position

Working Conditions: Works in normal office environment where there is little discomfort to due to the extremes of heat, dust, noise, temperature and the like

Johns Hopkins is a Smoke-Free Campus.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are drug-free workplace employers.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

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