Senior Coding Specialist REMOTE

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Remote
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September 29, 2022
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Topeka, Kansas
FULL_TIME
Senior Coding Specialist REMOTE -

Job : Medical Coding and Billing

Primary Location : Work from Home

Organization : Coding-Emergency Med

Description

Senior Coding Specialist - 100% REMOTE

Available Openings:
  • ORTHOPEDICS Coding
  • INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Coding
  • PEDIATRICS Coding
  • SURGERY Coding
  • EMERGENCY MEDICINE Coding
JOB SUMMARY:

Reviews, accurately assigns, and abstracts diagnostic and procedural codes to encounters using designated coding classification independently. Supports on-going training and development of staff.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Organizes and prioritizes complex coding work to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and hospital targets.
  • Assigns the most appropriate diagnosis and procedures to reflect the utilization of resources during the patient encounter.
  • Recognizes documentation clarification opportunities to ensure it supports all codes and designation assignments. Initiates coding queries or tasks.
  • Serves as a clinical coding subject matter expert.
  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

MEDICAL CODING (ADVANCED): - The transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes.

MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY & DOCUMENTATION (ADVANCED): - The ability to comprehend medical terminology and documentation in an office, or surgical setting.

CRITICAL THINKING (ADVANCED): - The objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.

COMPLIANCE (ADVANCED): - Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of own area/team and other related teams.
  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution.
  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge within a professional area and basic knowledge across related areas.
  • Team Interaction: Acts as a go-to resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams.
View how Vanderbilt Health employees celebrate the difference they make every day:

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity of culture, thinking, learning and leading is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilts mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:
  • US News & World Report: Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Childrens Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Childrens Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
  • Healthcares Most Wired: Among the nations 100 most-wired hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
  • Beckers Hospital Review: named as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
  • The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 childrens hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
  • Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
  • National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
  • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Basic Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 4 years relevant experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
  • Licensed Discipline Specific Required
Additional Qualification Information:
  • RHIT, RHIA, CPC, CCS, COC, CPC-H, CCS-P, or RCC certification required.
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
  • Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
Movement
  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
  • Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
Sensory
  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
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