Outpatient Facility Coder Educator Remote
- $27 Hourly
Primary City/State:Phoenix, Arizona
Department Name:Coding-Acute Care Compl & Educ
Job Category:Revenue Cycle
Primary Location Salary Range:$27.17 - $45.29 / hour, based on education & experience
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Great careers are built at Banner Health! We understand that talented professionals appreciate having options. We are proud to offer our team members many career and lifestyle choices including remote work options.
The Banner Health Acute Care Outpatient Coder Educator must have expert Outpatient coding skills with ability to provide support of trainees and act as a knowledge resource for all staff. The position assists with development of education/training materials, conducts and coordinates training and development of coding staff. Come be part of a team of 6 educators who support new coders, apprentices, and staff cross-training to new patient types. While part of a collaborative team, you will work independently within approved guidelines to support staff, as well as assist with system testing to include Encoder and system updates. If you have deep compassion and a strong spirit of innovation, Banner Health is where you can make a dramatic difference in patient care - and the healthcare field.
Banner Health is currently seeking an Outpatient Acute Care/Facility Coder Educator to support our multi-state Healthcare System. This requires optimally more than 3 years+ in coding of outpatient Facility Coding in surgery/observation, Emergency Department, charts. Auditing experience is a plus. AHIMA or AAPC certification required, ability to work with Office software, experience with Computer Assisted Coding (CAC), expert understanding of Coding Guidelines and Conventions, proficient in all types of outpatient coding to include surgical coding; and inpatient coding experience a plus. The Banner Health Acute Care Outpatient Coder Educator must have expert Outpatient coding skills with ability to provide support of trainees and act as a knowledge resource for all staff. The position assists with development of education/training materials, conducts and coordinates training and development of coding staff. Come be part of a team of 6 educators who support new coders, apprentices, and staff cross-training to new patient types. While part of a collaborative team, you will work independently within approved guidelines to support staff, as well as assist with system testing to include Encoder and system updates. If you have deep compassion and a strong spirit of innovation, Banner Health is where you can make a dramatic difference in patient care - and the healthcare field. You will assist with production coding when time allows. The Coder Educator will be responsible for providing educational support to the coding team to assure coding accuracy and timely feedback and education to the coding team. Requires expert level coding skills on outpatient hospital ICD-10-CM, CPT. PCS experience is a plus.
You’ll be a key contributor to a nationally recognized, award-winning health care provider that shares your passion for positive change. In fact, for the third time in four years, Truven Health Analytics has named Banner Health one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the U.S.-one of the top five large health systems! In most of our Coding roles, there is a Coding Assessment given after each successful interview. Banner Health provides your equipment when hired.
This is a fully remote position and available if you live in the following states only: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI & WY.
The hours are flexible as we have remote Coders across the Nation. Generally, any 8 hour period between 7am - 7pm can work, with production being the greatest emphasis.Within Banner Health Corporate, you will have the opportunity to apply your unique experience and expertise in support of a nationally-recognized healthcare leader. We offer stimulating and rewarding careers in a wide array of disciplines. Whether your background is in Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Managed Care Programs or Public Relations, you''ll find many options for contributing to our award-winning patient care.
This position assists with the development of education/training materials, conducts and coordinates training and development of Health Information Management staff and other Banner staff as appropriate, including physicians/providers, and provides technical staff training in the usage of information systems components of the medical records database system. Creates and maintains all department training materials, tools and/or records. Conducts new hire skill assessments, department specific orientation, and initial training for work tasks and functions. Provides continuing education and annual regulatory updates.
1. Assesses and identifies skills, competencies and areas of learning and instruction needed for new hires, staff and department management. Assists with the development of education and training within specified area, which may include preparation of related educational materials.
2. Plans and coordinates the orientation programs for new hires to provide an introduction to the department and facility, to define employment expectations and standards, to provide prerequisite knowledge required, and to train in the basic job skills.
3. Develops and maintains an education calendar and individual continuing education and orientation record for each member of the assigned work group. Develops and conducts programs with educational materials, procedures and exercises that are task/function specific using a variety of learning and evaluation strategies for all staff.
4. Provides for onsite support of trainees, and acts as a knowledge resource for all staff. Problem-solves and troubleshoots issues involving HIMS electronic applications. This may include monitoring and reviewing clinical documentation to ensure that clinical coding is accurate for proper reimbursement and that coding compliance is complete.
5. Works in regional/system-wide teams to develop Health Information Management Systems and Services educational materials and activities, and promotes standardized practices throughout the region and/or company.
6. May collect and/or coordinate the collection of data, compile reports and graphs and present findings at Medical Staff Committee meetings, Clinical Documentation Specialist meetings and/or other appropriate department, facility and system level meetings. May also coordinate and perform clinical pertinence and inter-disciplinary chart reviews, ensuring the reviews meet government and regulatory standards.
7. Maintains a current knowledge relating to Health Information Management Systems by attending educational workshops/conferences, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and/or participating in professional societies. This may also include performing ongoing research to ensure compliance with clinical documentation and/or regulatory guidelines and standards.
8. Works independently under general supervision and utilizes analytical and creative thinking skills, and influencing abilities. Training responsibilities include, but are not limited to, all HIMS staff and staff assigned to related work teams, as well as physicians/providers. Customers include Health Information Management, Financial Services and Clinical Documentation leadership and staff, as well as other members of the integrated healthcare team.
Must possess a current knowledge of business and/or healthcare as normally obtained through the completion of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, healthcare administration or related field, plus advanced training in Health Information Management requirements and systems and in adult learning principles.
In the acute care coding environment, requires a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) in an active status with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). In the ambulatory coding environment, requires Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification or Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P), with RHIA, RHIT or CCS certification preferred. Requires the knowledge typically acquired over three or more years of work experience in healthcare information management. Must be well versed in regulatory requirements for medical record documentation, as well as Medical Staff Rules and Regulations where applicable. Must have demonstrated education and training skills. Medical terminology and an understanding of the laws and regulations associated with medical records functions are required. Must be able to function as part of a team, using effective interpersonal and instructional skills. Must possess excellent written, verbal, and customer service skills, and have the ability to conduct educational needs analysis and to teach effectively to a wide range of comprehension levels.
Must be proficient in the use of common office and presentation software and have an advanced knowledge and experience with computer healthcare applications and hardware.
Previous training/teaching experience and customer service education experience preferred. Creativity and knowledge of adult learning principles preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Our organization supports a drug-free work environment.
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