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Outpatient Coding Supervisor - ED

Requisition #: 181471
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

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Position Summary:

The Coding Supervisor of ED, OP Surgery, and Observation Coding, under the direction of the Manager of ED, OP Surgery, and Observation Coding, is responsible for providing daily operational oversight of the ED, OP Surgery, and Observation Coding Specialists for the Johns Hopkins Health System. The Coding Supervisor serves as the immediate supervisor, and coding authority for the Outpatient Coding Specialists. The Coding Supervisor is required to maintain coding, abstracting, and knowledge of CMS’s HOPPS reimbursement methodology, CPT/ HCPCS coding methodologies, as well as Maryland’s HSCRC requirements at a level that exceeds that of the ED, OP Surgery, and Observation Coding Specialists. This position will provide leadership to support the goals of the Outpatient Coding Division of accurate code assignment, timely billing, and accurate reimbursement.

Competencies:

Education:

Associate’s degree in Health Information Management with the required credentials, or work experience equivalent to two years of HIM Coding leadership experience, for one year of education experience, i.e. 8 years.

Knowledge:

Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of current coding classification systems, concepts, practices, compliance, and policies related to Outpatient Coding. Able to lead Coding practices across multiple facilities and apply coding and reimbursement differences as governed by state and federal regulations.

Skills:

  • Provides supervision and oversight for a high quality coding program to meet the minimum required coding quality accuracy of 95% or higher, while maintaining financial expectations for DNFB.
  • Experience and knowledge of ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding, CPT/HCPCS Coding and Coding Modifiers
  • Serves as an expert coding resource for all Outpatient Coding Specialists.
  • Monitors all relevant EPIC & 3M HDM coding work queues daily and assigns work to Outpatient Coding Specialists to ensure timely coding and billing.
  • Assists with the development and delivery of ongoing education related to coding guidelines, coding updates, software updates, coding and billing compliance, and regulatory updates.
  • Assists with productivity analysis, on-going quality review results analysis, and follow-up education for new and existing Outpatient Coding Specialists.
  • Assists in the monitoring of outpatient coding performance standards, to ensure the highest level of coding accuracy for revenue cycle activities associated with Outpatient Coding
  • Provides regular feedback to Outpatient Coding Specialists to ensure high quality of all performance indicator benchmarks, as outlined in the performance monitoring program
  • Coordinates and supervises work assignments using the Electronic Medical Record work queues.
  • Maintains routine communication with coding staff to inform of department operational updates, coding updates, and/or procedural changes.
  • Provides regular updates to Coding Manager regarding individual and team performance, concerns related to process and technology, and ideas for improvement

Required Licensure Certification, etc.

RHIA or RHIT and CCS credential required.

Work Experience:

Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of supervisory experience in Health Information Management and Coding. Expert knowledge of current coding classification systems. Prior work experience must include project and/or management experience in a highly automated revenue cycle environment, with demonstrated experience managing Outpatient Accounts Receivable and DNFB. Must demonstrate team-building experience, and process improvement concepts, to positively influence the work environment.

Machines, Tools, Equipment:

Experience with electronic medical records, Coding software, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.

Management experience in an Epic environment is highly desirable.

Day Shift, Full Time (40 hours) (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM)

Exempt, Pay Grade: MH

Work Location: JH - 600 N. Wolfe Street

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

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

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