MD Anderson Cancer Center Coding Training Coordinator - Apprentice Coding Program in Houston, Texas
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.
The primary purpose of the Coordinator, Coding Training position is:
Facilitate training and auditing services for specific coding area(s) by: designing effective training/audit materials; delivering educational training and/or programs to support user duties; monitoring and evaluating the quality of coded data while maintaining institutional, compliance and departmental policies in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Collaborates with management to determine the best training methodology.
Responsible for planning, developing and presenting an effective training curriculum/process
Maintains evaluation instruments to measure accomplishment of objectives and/or competencies; develops and communicates audit/training schedule
Maintains accurate records of progress; monitors and reports coder quality and productivity; provides managers with training/audit assessment to assist in the identification of additional educational needs
Evaluate correct code assignments to verify accuracy consistent with coding rules and regulations
Identify compliance risks and financial opportunities based on chart reviews to reduce systemic billing errors
Demonstrate ability to work independently, reviews and interpret medical records and applies in-depth knowledge of coding principles to determine potential coding issues and quality concerns
Perform audits to monitor and validate ongoing UT Systems requirements with applicable rules and guidelines.
Promotes development and effective use of skills in areas such as critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, and decision making; conducts needs assessments; provides coder with timely feedback on their progress; provides one-on-one training as needed
Possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of institutional coding policies and procedures; maintains knowledge of ICD-10-CM, PCS, DRG, SOI, ROM and CPT-4 coding guidelines according to CMS, AMA, AHA and other official sources; keeps staff up to date with coding regulations to ensure compliance
Create and maintain departmental policies
May conduct coding and compliance research as necessary
Serves as a subject matter expert for other departmental users
Ability to cover for other trainer(s) and/or auditor(s)
All other assigned duties
This position requires:
Working in Office Environment
Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)
Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues
Exposure to harmful chemicals
Exposure to radiation
Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:
Up to 10 lbs
10lbs to 50 lbs
More than 50 lbs
Up to 10 lbs
10lbs to 50 lbs
More than 50 lbs
Associate's degree in Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration, or related healthcare field.
Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management, Healthcare Administration, or related healthcare field.
Five years of inpatient/outpatient coding to include two years of coding training experience or with preferred degree, three years of coding experience to include two years of coding training experience. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.
Strong auditing experience, strong training experience (CPT, ICD-10-CM), preferred experience of 5 years (Outpatient- Technical and Professional).
Hybrid Onsite/Remote schedule. This individual will work onsite for the Coding Training Program.
Required one of the following:
Certified Professional Coder (CPC) from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) certification from (AAPC). Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-based (CCS-P) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Dual credentials American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Requisition ID: 161873
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
Work Week: Days
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 71,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 89,000
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 107,000
FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
Fund Type: Hard
Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
Pivotal Position: Yes
Referral Bonus Available?: No
Relocation Assistance Available?: No
Science Jobs: No
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