Information About this Position Company and Job Overview
BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri regions. With net revenues of $5.5 billion and more than 30,000 employees, BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.
BJC is the largest provider of charity care, unreimbursed care and community benefits in the state of Missouri. BJC and its hospitals and health service organizations provide $785.9 million annually in community benefit. That includes $410.6 million in charity care and other financial assistance to patients to ensure medical care regardless of their ability to pay. In addition, BJC provides additional community benefits through commitments to research, emergency preparedness, regional health care safety net services, health literacy, community outreach and community health programs and regional economic development.
BJC’s patients have access to the latest advances in medical science and technology through a formal affiliation between Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital with the renowned Washington University School of Medicine, which consistently ranks among the top medical schools in the country.
The Lead Coder acts as liaison with hospital departments / committees regarding issues related to coding, and provides quality improvement monitoring for coding activities as well as ongoing training in relation to coding processes. Performs quality reviews of coded information. Provides coding instruction/resource to coding staff. At least one of the following certifications is required for this position: RHIA, RHIT, or CCS.
- Serves as coding liaison and provides education to other departments, providers and other customers. Represents Enterprise Coding on project teams and in meetings as needed.
- Assists in coder development and growth through training and conducting concurrent and retrospective audits of coders.
- Using critical thinking skills, analyzes and resolves coding related billing edits and denials.
- Effectively collaborates with leadership and customers (Revenue Cycle Management, Hospital Departments, and other departments) as appropriate to resolve edits. Serves as subject matter expert for all coding related issues.
- Performs coding functions and workflow oversight as needed.
- Performs Other Responsibilities as Assigned.
- High School Diploma or GED
- 2-5 years of experience
- Certification/Registration as Coder
Note: not all benefits apply to all openings
- Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
- Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
- 401(k) plan
- Tuition Assistance
- Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
- On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
- Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time
*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Equal Opportunity Employer
- Registered Health Information Administrator
- Registered Health Information Technician
- Certified Coding Specialist
- Critical Thinking