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Coding Specialist - Hospice

AHAH • Milwaukee, WI

Posted 10 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care

Job Description

Req ID: 108803

Entity: Ascension at Home

Ascension At Home is looking for a Hospice Coding Specialist to join our team in Wisconsin





POSITION SUMMARY:

This position serves as the resident expert for the diagnosis assignment and sequencing of all designated hospice cases. Primary responsibility is to accurately assign ICD-10 codes to HIS and recertifications. This position will also serve on project teams as appropriate.





Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Complete Hospice case coding in a timely and accurate manner and in compliance with all regulatory concerns.
  • Provides initial primary diagnosis ICD 10 codes to liaisons/admission coordinators.
  • Adherence to all official coding guidelines, as well as Medicare/PPS guidelines related to coding.
  • Reviews patient chart for history and physical, HIS documentation, and other chart forms as necessary to ensure accurate coding of HIS.
  • Ability to operate in multiple documentation platforms and computer software programs.
  • Identifies areas of concern and reports to Director of Clinical Quality Improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned by Director of Clinical Quality Improvement.
  • Participates in orientation activities as needed.
  • Problem solves with leadership and care managers in areas of expertise.
  • Develops communication and training materials as needed.
  • Conducts individual and group presentations.
  • Demonstrates critical and system thinking skills.
  • Initiates and maintains communication with all members of the team.
  • Responds to change with optimism and a willingness to move forward with initiatives.
  • Maintains required competencies and certifications.
  • Actively seeks and participates in learning opportunities.
  • Shares expertise with peers and colleagues.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Functions within the job description of his/her position.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and a business-like attitude.
  • Supports Ascension at Home mission, vision, and values.
  • Adherence to and compliance with information systems security is everyone's responsibility. It is the responsibility of every computer user to: Know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures. Attend Information Systems security training, when offered. Report information systems security problems.





Education/Licensing/Certification:

  • High school graduate.
  • Must be CCS, RHIT or HCS-D certified.
  • Maintains CPR certification as a condition of continued employment.
  • Current Driver's License, car insurance and reliable transportation



Experience:

  • At least 1-2 years ICD 10 Coding
  • At least 6 months experience in ICD-10 hospice coding preferred.



Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of coding practices and official guidelines, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology required.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal communication skills to effectively communicate with all parties in patient care and leadership.
  • Possess highly effective organizational skills to handle multiple tasks with changing demands and priorities.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently, elicit support as needed and to complete assignments in a timely manner.






























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