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Professional Coding Auditor & Educator

Company: Trinity Health
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Employment Type:
Full time
Day Shift


General Summary:

The Professional Coding Auditor Educator performs medical record audits including but not limited to analysis of medical record documentation, validation of primary and secondary diagnoses and procedures; and ensuring proper assignment of diagnosis and procedure codes using coding guidelines established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Monitors accuracy of centralized coders' charge capture and coding with proper ICD-10, CPTs, as well as proper modifiers, adhering to local ministry and Trinity practices and policies. Partners with leadership to improve HCC, high risk scoring, with provider and coder education. Conducts ongoing reviews of patient medical record documentation and procedural and diagnosis coding by each practitioner. Responsible for practitioner education in areas related to coding, documentation and compliance. Works closely with leadership and the department to establish and modify the charge description master (CDM) methodology and pricing models to ensure accuracy and regulatory compliance.

Supports the Mission of Holy Cross Health and Trinity Health.

Minimum licensure/certification required (if applicable):


Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Professional Coder or Registered Health Information Technician required.
  • Minimum of 2-5 years of professional coding experience with comprehensive knowledge of ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCs modifiers. Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party billing rules and regulations.
  • Preferred 3-6 years of professional coding experience; ability to code from operative reports; prior auditing experience.
  • Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to comfortably interact with diverse populations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment with a strong customer-service orientation.
  • Ability to handle patient and organizational information in a confidential manner.
  • Demonstrated dependability and regular attendance.
  • Ability to demonstrate competency with a standard desktop and Windows-based computer system, including a basic understanding of email, e-learning, intranet and computer navigation. Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Solid understanding of ICD-10 and CPT coding and medical terminology, with knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, Health Maintenance Organization and commercial insurance plans.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and to prioritize and organize work effectively.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment as appropriate within standard practices and procedures.
    Working Conditions:

    Physical Requirements: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

    Visual Acuity: The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

    Environmental Conditions: None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.) Incumbent communicates frequently, in person and over the phone, with people in all locations on product support issues. The environment in which the incumbent will work requires the ability to concentrate, meet deadlines, work on several projects at the same time and adapt to interruptions.

    Must be able to set and organize own work priorities and adapt to them as they change frequently. Must be able to work concurrently on a variety of tasks/projects in an environment that may be stressful with individuals having diverse personalities and work styles.

    Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, multi-customer environment, with conflicting needs which some may find stressful. May warrant varied and/or extended hours, with changes in workload and priorities to keep pace with the industry and advance strategic priorities.

    May be required to travel up to 25% between locations within the Region.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties so assigned.

    Reporting Relationship:

    Reports to the Manager, Provider Revenue Operations.

    Holy Cross Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

    Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) status.

    Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

    Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

    Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health, Silver Spring , Professional Coding Auditor & Educator, Accounting, Auditing , Silver Spring, Maryland

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