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HH&H Coder 2 Certified / HIM Fairfield SSO

Requisition ID:

21157093

Business Unit:

Hartford HealthCare Corp.

Location:

Newington, CT

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Description

Job Schedule: Full Time
Standard Hours: 40
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details:

Work where every moment matters.

Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare colleagues come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.

The creation of the HHC System Support Office recognizes the work of a large and growing group of employees whose responsibilities are continually evolving so that we and our departments now work on behalf of the system as a whole, rather than a single member organization.
With the creation of our new umbrella organization we now have our own identity with a unique payroll, benefits, performance management system, service recognition programs and other common practices across the system.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reviews and validates Home Health clinical documentation and assigns appropriate diagnosis codes for billing, internal and external statistical reporting, research, regulatory compliance and reimbursement.  Utilizes knowledge of OASIS for home health to conduct chart reviews using the current version of OASIS.

Codes Home Health accounts and performs OASIS review on these accounts.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coding

  1. Applies strong knowledge of anatomy and physiology, clinical disease processes, pharmacology, and diagnostic and procedural terminology to determine the appropriate assignment of diagnosis codes for more complex accounts.
  2. Analyzes medical records, interprets documentation and assigns proper ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes utilizing designated software, coding manuals and other reference material as required
  3. Conducts OASIS documentation review, identifying inconsistencies and opportunities for improvement and works with clinical staff to attain accuracy and optimal outcomes.
  4. Adheres to all department coding procedures, policies, guidelines and quality standards.
  5. Completes on a daily basis, cases that have been assigned to them utilizing the appropriate work lists.
  6. Codes more complex accounts including Home Health coding and OASIS review.
  7. Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association/American Association of Procedural Coders and adheres to official coding guidelines.
  8. Meets revenue cycle goals (Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Productivity Standards).

Communication/Other

  1. Seeks clarification from clinicians, physician and others as needed to complete coding and OASIS reviews.
  2. Initiates physician coding queries.
  3. Makes corrections based on collaboration with clinician or designee.
  4. Completes cases that have been assigned to them for review of edits, etc.
  5. Maintains tracking spreadsheet for productivity/meetings.
  6. Mentors new and less experienced coders during their orientation period and beyond as needed and assists them in understanding policies, procedures and HIM systems.
  7. Assists manager with special projects/other tasks as assigned

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience

EXPERIENCE:

  • CT RN license preferred

Two to four years of relevant experience related to Home Health coding and OASIS review

Licensure, Certification, Registration

  • HCS-D or BCHH-C certification required and maintained thereafter.
  • Working knowledge of OASIS.
  • OASIS Certification (HCS-O or COS-C) required within 12 months of hire and maintained thereafter.

Strong Knowledge of:

  • ICD-10-CM diagnostic codes
  • OASIS
  • Clinical information related to areas of responsibility
  • PDGM payment model
  • Microsoft Office Products; Word, Excel

Skills:

  • Read, write and speak English proficiently.
  • Strong analytical capabilities.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Proficiently read and interpret physician writing.

Strong Ability to:

  • Function independently.
  • Handle multiple priorities.
  • Listen and acknowledge ideas and expressions of others attentively.
  • Converse clearly using appropriate verbal and body language.
  • Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal through mutual cooperation.
  • Influence others for positive and productive outcomes.
  • Work across the Hartford HealthCare System.

We take great care of careers.

With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.

 
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