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Release of Information Specialist – Regional Process Center (On-Call)

Release of Information Specialist – Regional Process Center (On-Call)

Kaiser Permanente

Introduction:

Expert Care is in the Details

Providing accurate coding, auditing, and reporting, our medical records team is a highly valued and integral part of our team. We use the most advanced HER technologies, including EPIC and 3M 360 encompass computer-assisted coding, and foster a strong belief in promoting team members from within.

Job Description:

Release of Information Specialist – Regional Process Center (On-Call)
Clackamas, Oregon

In this role, you will maintain confidentiality of protected health information (PHI). You will review requests for health information; abstract case histories; and prepares medical records for use in legal proceedings. You will also support compliance and Principles of Responsibility. In addition, you will adhere to applicable federal and state laws and regulations, accreditation and licensing requirements, policies and procedures, and report and/or resolve issues of non-compliance. We currently have two on-call positions available.

Qualifications Include:

  • At least four years of experience in disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI), with an emphasis on the legal aspects, in a health care setting, or a recent graduate of an accredited associate degree in a Health Information Management (HIM) program and two years of experience in a health care setting
  • One year of customer service experience
  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Certification in medical terminology and abbreviations, current within two years or you will need to complete the Kaiser Permanente medical terminology assessment with a minimum competency score of 84% or higher
  • The ability to type at least 40 words per minute with above average accuracy
  • Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software (e.g., MS Word, Excel, Outlook) and other work related tools (e.g., fax, copier, scanner, multi-line phone system, etc.)
  • The ability to understand and communicate Washington and Oregon laws and regulations that relate to release of information and disclosure of PHI and principles of confidentiality
  • Familiarity with health record chart content, order, and ability to quickly scan large volumes of documents in paper form or online for sensitive information and requested documentation
  • The ability to consistently meet or exceed department quality and productivity standards
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities in a busy environment with frequent interruptions and time demands
  • Demonstrated courtesy, helpfulness, and respect in dealing with customers
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) with internal and external customers
  • The ability to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment

 

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • A Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of anatomy and terminology preferred
  • Basic knowledge of biology/anatomy/disease processes preferred
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory tests and what they are ordered for preferred
  • Basic knowledge of drugs and what they are prescribed for preferred
  • Demonstrated accuracy, medical abstracting, and time management skills preferred
  • Knowledge of Kaiser Permanente function and departments preferred
  • Familiarity with Health Information Management policies and procedures (Privileged Information, Guidelines for Authorizations, Health Record Security, Health Record Documentation) preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Federal law and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Oregon and Washington laws relating to health information preferred

 

Instructions for Resume Submission:

For immediate consideration, please visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 786570.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.

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Apply Online: https://www.kaiserpermanentejobs.org/job/clackamas/release-of-information-specialist-regional-process-center-on-call-parent-req/641/9389761

Manager of Health Information Management Operations

Manager of Health Information Management Operations

PeaceHealth

Introduction:

Do you have a proven track record for:

  • Strategically leading, coaching, and developing a Health Information Management team in a multi-state organization?
  • The ability to deliver financial results for areas of accountability?
  • In-depth knowledge of policy administration and familiarity with the culture and regulatory environment of health care?
  • In-depth knowledge of policy administration and familiarity with the culture and regulatory environment of health care?

Job Description:

Based in beautiful Vancouver, WA (just across the river from Portland, OR), PeaceHealth is hiring a Manager of HIM Operations. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Transcription, EHR Integrity, Chart Corrections, Birth Certificates, and Chart Forms teams.   In this role you will collaborate with experts for policy design and implementation of standard work processes which are in alignment with regulatory requirements and state and federal laws.

Qualified candidates for the Manager of HIM Operations must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management or Technology related field required or a combination of education and experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job
  • 5 years’ health records management experience in a health care setting
  • 2 years’ leadership experience
  • Knowledge of health information management practices, regulatory requirements, financial and review requirements, and computer health applications
  • RHIA (Registered Health Information Administration) or RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) preferred

Preferred Qualifications: Education Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management or Technology related field required or a combination of education and experience that provides the caregiver with the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Interested? Apply at : jobs.peacehealth.org by searching Req ID#: 170700.

Health Information Management Chart Correction Analyst

Health Information Management Chart Correction Analyst

PeaceHealth

Introduction:

PeaceHealth is hiring a HIM Chart Correction Analyst!

Located in beautiful Springfield, OR, this position serves as an HIM subject matter expert of all clinical and financial modules, including performing, coordinating and instructing end users on how to correct errors and other data integrity issues. Incumbent supports the EHR Integrity Analysts in order to maintain the integrity of the Community Master Patient Index (CMPI) data in PeaceHealth electronic health systems.

Springfield and, its sister city, Eugene are adventure-driven destinations. Find yourself hiking to spectacular waterfalls, strolling along nearby beaches, rafting and kayaking in white water, cycling through wine country or commuting to work on one of the many bicycle paths. It truly is one of the most desirable locations in the Pacific Northwest to live, work, and play.

Qualified candidates for the Chart Correction Analyst must have:

  • Associates Degree in Computer Science, Health Information, Healthcare or related field
  • 3 years’ in-depth experience with electronic health record systems
  • Knowledge of Epic Identity and Chart Correction processes
  • Knowledge of Epic software
  • Familiar with system merge process
  • Courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy/Physiology preferred
  • Analytic skills courses and experience preferred
  • Lean process improvement experience preferred

Interested? To learn more and to apply, visit: jobs.peacehealth.org and search Req # ID: 170691.

EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

Job Description:

Located in beautiful Springfield, OR, this position serves as an HIM subject matter expert of all clinical and financial modules, including performing, coordinating and instructing end users on how to correct errors and other data integrity issues. Incumbent supports the EHR Integrity Analysts in order to maintain the integrity of the Community Master Patient Index (CMPI) data in PeaceHealth electronic health systems.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years’ in-depth experience with electronic health record systems
  • Knowledge of Epic Identity and Chart Correction processes
  • Knowledge of Epic software
  • Familiar with system merge process
  • Courses in Medical Terminology, Anatomy/Physiology preferred
  • Analytic skills courses and experience preferred
  • Lean process improvement experience preferred

Preferred Qualifications: Education Qualifications:

Associates Degree in Computer Science, Health Information, Healthcare or related field.

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Interested? To learn more and to apply, visit: jobs.peacehealth.org and search Req # ID: 170691.

Coding Specialist III – Inpatient Coder

Coding Specialist III – Inpatient Coder

St. Charles Health System

Introduction:

Title – Coding Specialist III – Inpatient coder         

Reports To Position – Coding Supervisor

Department – Health Information Management

Our Vision – Creating America’s healthiest community, together

Our Mission – In the spirit of love and compassion, better health, better care, better value

Our Values – Accountability, Caring and Teamwork

Departmental Summary: The Health Information Management Departments provide many services to our multi-hospital organization including: prepping, scanning and indexing, physician deficiency analysis, release of information, medical record maintenance, facility and profee coding, and medical transcription.

Position Overview: The Coding Specialist III at St. Charles Health System is responsible for coding/abstracting inpatient records. This position does not directly manage other caregivers, however may be asked to review and provide feedback on the work of other caregivers.

Job Description:

Essential Functions And Duties:

  • Read and interpret documents contained in the medical record to identify and code all relevant diagnoses and procedures by utilizing an encoder program, and following National and St. Charles Health System coding guidelines, Coding Clinic, and other appropriate coding references and tools to ensure proper code assignment.
  • Abstract medical record information in compliance with CMS requirements and St. Charles Health System abstracting procedures. Use available tools to check entries for accuracy. This may include data for clinical studies and quality management activities.
  • Select principal diagnoses and procedures in accordance with coding and UHDDS standards, CMS requirements, and prospective payment systems. Ensure that correct MS DRG is assigned for proper hospital reimbursement. Ensure that APR DRG severity of illness and risk of mortality values are accurate for reporting purposes.
  • Query physicians for clarification when conflicting or ambiguous information is present by following appropriate St. Charles Health System procedures.
  • Assign Present on Admission (POA) indicator accurately for each diagnoses coded, per CMS requirements published in official ICD-CM coding guidelines, and if uncertain, query the physician.
  • Accurately assign discharge disposition code, paying particular attention to post-transfer program DRGs for proper hospital reimbursement.
  • Plays an active role with the CDI (Clinical Documentation Improvement) team ensuring chart documentation meets the necessary requirements for accurate coding and reimbursement.
  • Maintain productivity and quality
  • Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.
  • Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
  • Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.
  • Delivers customer service and/or patient care in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate.
  • May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Licensure/Certification/Registration:

Required:  Must possess a valid Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification or one or more of the following:   RHIA, CCA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-H.  This position will require the caregiver to maintain required educational credits (CE) through AHIMA or AAPC.  Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license and ability to meet St. Charles Health System driving requirements.  Ability to travel to all St. Charles Health System worksites.

Preferred: AHIMA member

Experience:

Required:  3 years of hospital coding experience.

Preferred: Inpatient coding experience.  Familiarity with 3M encoder.  Familiarity with CAC (computer assisted coding)           

Personal Protective Equipment:

Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

Additional Position Information:

Position Specific:

  • Knowledge of ICD-10 CM and PCS code assignment.
  • Knowledge of MS DRG and APR DRG reimbursement methodology.
  • Knowledge of Present on Admission “POA” assignment.
  • Knowledge of CPT-4 code assignment.
  • Knowledge of CCI and MN edits and APC grouping.
  • Knowledge of modifier and revenue code assignment.
  • Maintains professional knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, participating in educational opportunities.

Communication/Interpersonal:

  • Demonstrates St. Charles Health System values of Accountability, Caring and Teamwork in every interaction.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent St. Charles Health System.
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within St. Charles Health System and external customers/clients/potential employees.
  • Strong team working and collaborative skills.
  • Must have a positive attitude, ability to multi-task, pay close attention to details, and be able to act in a professional manner and demonstrate excellent public relations skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced work environment with frequent interruptions, maintaining the highest level of confidentiality at all times.

Organizational:

  • Ability to multi-task and work independently .
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills

Education Qualifications:

Required:  High School diploma or GED required.  Graduate of an AHIMA Accredited Health Information Technology program or certification in a self-study course from AHIMA or AAPC required.

Compensation/Benefits:

Healthcare, Dental, Vision, 403b

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Please submit your resume and cover letter on our online careers website for St. Charles Health System in Bend, OR.  You can search by the requisition number of R1002933.

Apply Online: https://stcharles.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Bend-OR/HIM—Coding-Specialist-III_R1002933

Outpatient Medical Coder

Outpatient Medical Coder

Healthcare Resolution Services, Inc.

Introduction:

EOE STATEMENT: We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

WHO WE ARE:

We are credentialed HIM and medical professionals and experienced support staff -coders, auditors, trainers, clinicians, recruiters and IT technicians – about 100 strong across the nation. We are led by a veteran management team, and united by a common approach, mission, and vision – see below. Our headquarters is in Laurel, Maryland. We have served customers at more that seventy sites in more than 40 states across the U.S.

OUR APPROACH TO HEALTHCARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND STAFFING:

HCRS believes that healthcare in the United States has entered an era of rapidly rising expectations. Our goal is to provide you with the -high quality coding, audit and staffing services you need to deliver the measurable results and competitive cost performance for which your customers will be holding you increasingly accountable.

We take on each customer’s mission as our own, working as a partner with you to identify opportunities for improvement and to create long-term solutions. We do what it takes to help you provide outstanding quality and cost-effectiveness to payers and clients alike. We pride ourselves on dependability, reliability and affordability. We deliver what works.

OUR MISSION:

We help healthcare organizations improve data quality, program outcomes and organizational performance.

Through collaboration, creativity, experience and innovation, HCRS will deliver superior solutions to our healthcare partners. We are committed to:

  • Facilitating improvements in the quality of health care;
  • Reducing medical errors;
  • Preventing unnecessary health care spending; and
  • Improving health care outcomes.

 

OUR VISION:

We will be recognized as a trusted partner, supplier and advisor to healthcare organizations seeking to thrive in the Age of Accountability. We are dedicated to excellence, and to providing world-class service, which include

Job Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as an Outpatient Medical Coder who’s responsible for assignment of accurate Evaluation and Management (E&M) codes, ICD diagnoses, current procedural terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), modifiers and quantities derived from medical record documentation (paper or electronic) for outpatient encounters. Trains and educates MTF staff on coding issues and plays a significant role in coding compliance activities.

Required Qualifications:

Education and Experience

Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC), Certified Coder Specialist (CCS), Certified Coder Specialist – Physician (CCS-P) are preferred for outpatient/ambulatory surgery medical coders as long as candidate has a minimum of three year experience in the outpatient setting (physician’s office or ambulatory care centers) within the last five years.

An accrediting institution recognized by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) must accredit education and certification.

A minimum of three years’ experience in the outpatient setting (ambulatory care centers) within the last five years is required or a minimum of two years if experience if that experience was in a military treatment facility. Multiple specialties encompass different medical specialties (i.e. Family Practice, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, OB/GYN, etc.) that utilize ICD, E&M, CPT, and HCPCS codes. Ancillary specialties (PT/OT, Radiology, Lab, Nutrition, etc.) that usually do NOT use E&M codes do not count as qualifying experience. Additionally, coding, auditing and training exclusively for specialties such as home health, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation care will not be considered as qualifying experience. Coding experience limited to making codes conform to specific payer requirements for the business office (insurance billing, accounts receivable) is not a qualifying factor.

Education Qualifications:

Must be a certified AAPC/AHIMA medical coder or RHIT

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Base Pay
  • Health & Wellness Benefit pay
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance available
  • 401k plan
  • EAP program
  • Purchase discount program

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Please submit resumes to:

JSmithson@hcrs-inc.com

Apply Online: https://myapps.paychex.com/landing_remote/login.do?TYPE=33554433&REALMOID=06-fd3ba6b8-7a2f-1013-ba03-83af2ce30cb3&GUID=&SMAUTHREASON=0&METHOD=GET&SMAGENTNAME=-SM-DcRXd3RBkM%2bIAuUkJhio4qMQPGHXSlwC5NHvGd60RCkP6guTqWS4qLnJtYdJd9Ge&TARGET=-SM-https%3a%2f%2fmyapps%2epaychex%2ecom%2f#?mode=admin&clients=00DWS906IVIJP3EIBJ9214062387&app=MSP_ADM

Hospital Outpatient Surgery Coder

Hospital Outpatient Surgery Coder

Reimbursement Management Consultants, Inc.

Introduction:

Remote, full time positions available!

Job Description:

Hospital Outpatient Surgery Coders Needed!!!

Required Qualifications:

Employment Standards:

  • RHIT, RHIA and/or CCS
  • 5 Years current hospital outpatient surgery coding experience
  • Significant education and training in ICD-10, including experience being audited
  • Trauma 1 or 2 hospital type of experience preferred

RMC is committed to providing superior service to our clients and require our coders to maintain a 95% accuracy rate and meet productivity standards.  Candidates will be tested.

Compensation/Benefits:

At RMC we LOVE our staff!  We offer a great opportunity for the right person!  If you are experienced, professional, computer savvy and friendly we want to hear from you!

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Please send your resume to AKURASZ@RMCINC.ORG

Manager Clinical Documentation Integrity

Manager Clinical Documentation Integrity

PeaceHealth

Job Description:

Manager Clinical Documentation Integrity

PeaceHealth is hiring a Manager Clinical Documentation Integrity!

Are you looking for a new position where you can utilize your knowledge of Compliant Documentation Program Management guidelines? Do you have a proven track record for successfully providing leadership within a CDI environment? Are you interested in making a career change, so you can be part of a mission-based organization dedicated to provided quality care to its local communities?

Located in the beautiful Eugene, OR area, this position is a hands-on leader who manages the daily operations of the CDI program and reconciliation process. Within an advisory capacity, this position works to resolve outstanding CDI issues and needs for their assigned region. A true problem solver, this position provides CDI staff any needed resources in addition to collaborating outside of the department to provide education.

Eugene and its sister city, Springfield, are adventure-driven destinations. Find yourself hiking to spectacular waterfalls or along the nearby ocean beaches, rafting and kayaking in white water, cycling through wine country or along the many miles of bicycle paths. It truly is one of the most desirable locations in the Pacific Northwest to live, work, and play.

Qualified candidates for the Manager Clinical Documentation Integrity must have:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is preferred
• Five years’ experience as a Clinical Documentation Specialist in hospital program
• Three years of CDI management experience
• Acute care nursing experience (direct patient care) in hospital setting
• Knowledge and experience in compliance/HIPAA processes, regulations, and internal controls
• Current license/registration/certification as required by State to practice
• CCDC certification required within six months

Interested? To learn more and to apply, visit: jobs.peacehealth.org and search Req # ID: 166695.

EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.