Auditor & Educator of Professional Services I- Bend, OR

Employer: St. Charles Health System

Job Description:
Typical pay range: $25.67 - $35.44

TITLE: Revenue Integrity Auditor and Educator of Professional Services I
REPORTS TO POSITION: System Revenue Integrity Manager
DEPARTMENT: Revenue Integrity
OUR VISION: Creating America’s healthiest community, together
OUR MISSION: In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value
OUR VALUES: Accountability, Caring and Teamwork

DEPARTMENTAL SUMMARY: The Revenue Integrity department provides many services to our multi-hospital and medical group organization focusing on the patient financial experience along the entire continuum of care. Our goal is to deliver a delightful, transparent and seamless experience to our patients and customers that captures and collects the revenue earned by SCHS in a quality, efficient and timely manner.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Auditor and Educator of Professional Services is responsible for conducting audits of outpatient, inpatient and ambulatory service medical documentation across St. Charles Health System to ensure compliance with ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding regulations, rules and guidelines. This position will also provide education, feedback and guidance to multiple parties, as needed. This position does not directly manage any other Caregivers.

- Conduct system-wide medical billing and claim level audits.
- Audit and monitor all lines of system business for coding, to include outpatient, inpatient and ambulatory services.
- Perform audits on/for the HIM Professional Services Coding team and provide feedback and education as needed to ensure compliance with quality coding standards.
- Evaluate medical records to ensure diagnostic and procedural code integrity in compliance with ICD-10-CM and CPT-4/HCPCs rules and guidelines.
- Develop and update procedure manuals to maintain standards for correct coding.
- Assist in conducting system-wide education and training in coding of professional services.
- Assist in setting the direction for coding compliance and education.
- Assist in providing technical guidance to physicians and other departmental staff in identifying and resolving issues such as incomplete or missing records, or codes that do not conform to approved coding guidelines.
- Recommend process changes and improvements within departmental and operational policies and procedures or system changes to reduce losses or improve efficiency.
- Monitor trends and prepare reports on such topics as documentation or coding issues and denied claims, for review by senior auditors and or management.
- Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
- Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
- Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
- Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
- Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
- May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

Required: High school diploma or GED
Preferred: Associates degree in Health Information Technology or related field

Required: RHIA, RHIT, AHIMA CCS-P or AAPC CPC, CPMA certification required. Valid Oregon driver’s license and ability to meet SCHS driving requirements. Ability to travel to all SCHS worksites required.

Preferred: N/A

Required: 0-3 years of coding experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of current Medicare regulations, including, MPFS, IPPS and OPPS.

Preferred: Inpatient, Outpatient, and Ambulatory services coding preferred. Physician Evaluation and Management coding experience preferred.

Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

Continually (75% or more): Use of clear and audible speaking voice and the ability to hear normal speech level.
Frequently (50%): Sitting, standing, walking, lifting 1-10 pounds, keyboard operation.
Occasionally (25%): Bending, climbing stairs, reaching overhead, carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.
Rarely (10%): Stooping/kneeling/crouching, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 11-15 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle.
Never (0%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, ability to hear whispered speech level.
Exposure to Elemental Factors
Never (0%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.

Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category
No Risk for Exposure to BBP

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First Shift (United States of America)

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Location: Bend, OR
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $25.67 - $35.44/ HR

Posted on January 13, 2022

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