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Single Path Coding Specialist I (Remote)

Company: Stanford Health Care
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

If you're ready to be part of our legacy of hope and innovation, we encourage you to take the first step and explore our current job openings. Your best is waiting to be discovered.Day - 08 Hour (United States of America)**This is a Stanford Health Care job.****A Brief Overview**The Single Path Coding (SPC) Specialist I is an advanced coder position responsible for reviewing clinical documentation to extract data and assign appropriate International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10-CM) diagnostic codes, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) procedure codes and modifiers, group Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs) for billing, and process National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) and payer specific edits related to hospital and professional coding. This complex position leverages the knowledge and expertise of advanced hospital based surgery coding and advanced professional surgery coding simultaneously. The Single Path Coder processes codes for surgical encounters and follows the International Classification of Diseases 10th Edition Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Code of Ethics and Standards of Ethical Coding, as well as all American Hospital Association (AHA) Coding Clinics for HCPCS and the American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Assistant.The SPC Coding Specialist I serves as a subject matter expert in hospital and professional coding and interacts with other teams and departments across the organization such as Patient Financial Services, the Patient Billing Office, the Revenue Integrity (Charge Description Master) Team, provider teams and/or Compliance on a routine basis. The SPC Coding Specialist follows Stanford Health Care policies and procedures and maintains required quality and productivity standards while remaining compliant with third party, State and Federal regulations. In addition to traditional coding related activities, responsibilities also include reviewing and resolving medical necessity edits that may apply for any outpatient surgical encounters, applying hospital and professional modifiers to CPT codes, processing any errors associated with the revenue cycle process, and collaborates on summarizing findings for provider documentation optimization opportunities. When necessary, the SPC Coding Specialist may assist in the design and implementation of workflow changes to reduce coding and billing errors.**What you will do**+ Reviews medical record documentation and accurately assigns appropriate ICD-10-CM diagnoses, CPT codes and modifiers as applicable for both the hospital and professional claim+ Validate and process any medical necessity edits (local or national coverage determinations) that may apply for hospital and professional coding+ Process coding-related payer specific edits for the hospital and professional claim+ Communicates effectively with provider teams across the organization; serve as an advocate for documentation improvement+ Follow established coding conventions and guidelines as set forth by State and Federal regulations+ Responsible for monitoring Discharged Not Billed accounts, and as a team, ensure timely, compliant processing of outpatient and inpatient encounters through the hospital and professional revenue cycle+ Responsible for maintaining established quality and productivity standards+ Demonstrates a high degree of independence in performance of responsibilities, working effectively without direct supervision+ Exhibits strong time management, problem solving and communication skills+ Critical thinking, good judgment and decision making skills+ Excellent written and oral communication skills+ Remain abreast of current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, NCCI edits, National Coverage Determinations (NCDs), Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs), payer specific edit processing required to ensure clean claim submission for both the hospital and professional+ Follows all established Stanford Health Care policies and procedures+ Attends required system, hospital and departmental meetings and educational sessions as established by leadership, as well as completion of required annual learning programs, to ensure continued education and growth+ Employees must abide by all Joint Commission requirements including, but not limited to, sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients' rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings+ Employees must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the C-I-CARE Standards of the Hospital. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions**Education Qualifications**+ Associate Degree in work -related discipline/field or equivalent combination of education and work experience**Experience Qualifications**+ Three years complex surgery coding experience in an academic medical center**Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities**+ Successful completion of the Coder Proficiency Exam (pre-hire)+ Ability to consistently meet department's quality and productivity standards+ Ability to develop and maintain supportive, collaborative relationship with Physicians and other clinical professionals+ Ability to adapt to and deal with change and ambiguity+ Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines+ Ability to comply with the American Health Information Management Association's Code of Ethics and Standards+ Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships+ Ability to manage, organize, prioritize, multi-task and adapt to changing priorities+ Ability to solve technical and non-technical problems+ Ability to utilize the ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 coding conventions to code medical record entries; abstract information from medical records; read medical record documentation+ Ability to work effectively through and with others+ Knowledge of APC grouping methodology+ Knowledge of health information systems for medical records (Epic and 3M 360e Computer Assisted Coding)+ Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus+ Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization+ Knowledge of NCCI and other CMS compliance issues+ Knowledge of standards and regulations pertaining to the maintenance of patient medical records; medical records coding systems; medical terminology; anatomy and physiology and disease processes**Licenses and Certifications**+ RHIA - Registered Health Information Administrator+ RHIT - Registered Health Information Technician+ CCS - Certified Coding Specialist+ CPC and/or CCSP - Certified Professional Coder+ COC**Physical Demands and Work Conditions****Blood Borne Pathogens**+ Category II - Tasks that involve NO exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues, but employment may require performing unplanned Category I tasks**These principles apply to ALL employees:****SHC Commitment to Providing an Exceptional Patient & Family Experience**_Stanford Health Care sets a high standard for delivering value and an exceptional experience for our patients and families. Candidates for employment and existing employees must adopt and execute C-I-CARE standards for all of patients, families and towards each other. C-I-CARE is the foundation of Stanford's patient-experience and represents a framework for patient-centered interactions. Simply put, we do what it takes to enable and empower patients and families to focus on health, healing and recovery.__You will do this by executing against our three experience pillars, from the patient and family's perspective:_+ Know Me: Anticipate my needs and status to deliver effective care+ Show Me the Way: Guide and prompt my actions to arrive at better outcomes and better health+ Coordinate for Me: Own the complexity of my care through coordination\#LI-RL1**Equal Opportunity Employer Stanford Health Care (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in** **all of** **its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity and/or expression, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements.**At Stanford Health Care, we seek to provide patients with the very best in diagnosis and treatment, with outstanding quality, compassion and coordination. With an unmatched track record of scientific discovery, technological innovation and translational medicine, Stanford Medicine physicians are pioneering leading edge therapies today that will change the way health care is delivered tomorrow.As part of our spirit of discovery, we also leverage our deep relationships with luminary Silicon Valley companies to develop new ways to deliver preeminent patient care.Learn about our awards ( and significant events ( .

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