ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition(r).
We are currently seeking a Coding Supervisor to provide supervision and coordination of all aspects of HIMS (Health Information Management Services) coding and abstracting in support of HIMS department goals for coding accuracy and accountability, productivity and total DNFC (Discharged Not Final Coded) levels. Functions within the Coding Management team and serves as backup support and assistance to the Associate Director of Coding and Data Quality.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
Assists within the coding management team in the overall supervision and direction of daily coding and abstracting activities in HIMS. Acts on the direction of the Associate Director of Coding and Data Quality with responsibility for all duties and accountabilities of the coding staff.
Directly coordinates and own the daily tasks and accountabilities of Coding Coordinators with responsibility for coding quality assurance and staff training and development.
Provides direct supervision to the HIMS Coding Coordinators on a day to day basis and evaluates job performance.
Performs daily monitoring of staff duties pertaining to accuracy and efficiency and assists with work assignment to assure compliance with goals for total DNFC dollar amounts.
Performs oversight of the billing edit correction process workflow in conjunction with Patient Financial Services to accomplish edit resolution for claims processing on accounts that require HIMS coding review.
Provides recommendations and direction to Coding Coordinators for training and orientation of newly hired coders or assigned coding contractors to assure their readiness in using the CCHS medical record, coding, and reference applications.
Supports the HIMS Coding Management team with responsibility for the orientation, training and cross training of coding staff.
Performs or assigns record review tasks as vital as part the pre-bill edit resolution process, in compliance with HIMS internal audits for accurate coding, in response to audit requests from internal or external agencies, (eg RAC, OIG, Internal Audit and Compliance), or in response to coding accuracy verification requests from other departments.
Provides direction and support to Coding Coordinators for coding issue resolution and for ongoing coder training and mentoring through oversight of the coding and/or management query process.
Assists Associate Director of Coding and Data Quality and makes recommendations for coding staff professional development
Makes recommendations or assists with preparation of agenda and inservice presentations at regular coding staff meetings
Works with the Medical-Dental Staff, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist Team, and other departments for the resolution of issues pertaining to coding, documentation and reimbursement.
Assists in the preparation of policies and procedures for the HIMS Coding/Abstracting section.
Prepares and completes coding staff quarterly touch bases, makes recommendations for employee selection and development.
Assists with coding or other software system analysis, implementation, testing, and database management.
Education and experience requirements:
Bachelor's or Associate Degree in HIM or related field.
Two years supervisory experience required.
Four years Coding/DRG experience required, preferably in an acute care, teaching hospital.
Experience with Project Management.
Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and disease processes.
Knowledge of ICD and CPT coding nomenclature, UHDDS and general coding principles.
Thorough knowledge of Encoding, Abstracting, and Hospital Information Systems.
AHIMA Certification as an RHIA/RHIT, preferred.
AHIMA Certification as a CCS, required.
Collaborative and team focused environment.
Management Incentive Plan (annual).
Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
Generous paid time off.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.