DUTIES: Review all inpatient admissions; allotment of correct bill hold codes and clearance of the bill hold codes in the computer; refer appropriate cases to the services. Develop and/or updating of coding Policies and Procedures; conducting coding in-service and training for coding staff utilizing coding guidelines, coding clinic and educational material such as DRG updates and coding clinic. Respond to all DRG denial inquiries; provide supporting documentation and coding clinic guideline references to dispute appropriately. Give input and evaluation for performance programs for each coder; report any updates in coding guidelines that will affect the clinical service; attend training sessions to be involved with changes and keep the HIM abreast of changes. Perform monthly in-services throughout the services updating them via the P.I. meeting to communicate with clinicians regarding documentation updates and accuracy; report and report on CMI changes to administration; ensures strict adherence to security and violations and recommends appropriate disciplinary action, where necessary. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Required: - RHIA or RHIT or CCS Coding certification; ability to make coding decisions based on the use of established coding guidelines. - Selected candidate must participate in ICD-10 training. Preferred: - Bachelor of Science Degree with related Health Information Management experience and three (3) to five (5) years direct coding experience in an acute care setting. Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 51890
About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.