Senior Coding Specialist, Medicine (100% REMOTE)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Remote
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December 2, 2022
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Lansing, Michigan
FULL_TIME

Senior Coding Specialist, Medicine (100% REMOTE) - 2214933


**Job** : Medical Coding and Billing


**Primary Location** : Work from Home


**Organization** : Coding-Medicine/OBGYN/Neuro 10 108489


**Shift:** : First Shift


**Description**


**Senior Coding Specialist, Medicine - 100% REMOTE**


**JOB SUMMARY:**


Reviews, accurately assigns, and abstracts diagnostic and procedural codes to encounters using designated coding classification independently. Supports on-going training and development of staff.


**KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:**


+ Organizes and prioritizes complex coding work to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and hospital targets.


+ Assigns the most appropriate diagnosis and procedures to reflect the utilization of resources during the patient encounter.


+ Recognizes documentation clarification opportunities to ensure it supports all codes and designation assignments. Initiates coding queries or tasks.


+ Serves as a clinical coding subject matter expert.


+ The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


**TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:**


_MEDICAL CODING (ADVANCED):_ - The transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes.


_MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY & DOCUMENTATION (ADVANCED):_ - The ability to comprehend medical terminology and documentation in an office, or surgical setting.


_CRITICAL THINKING (ADVANCED):_ - The objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.


_COMPLIANCE (ADVANCED):_ - Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.


**CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:**


+ Organizational Impact: Independently delivers on objectives with understanding of how they impact the results of own area/team and other related teams.


+ Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Utilizes multiple sources of data to analyze and resolve complex problems; may take a new perspective on existing solution.


+ Breadth of Knowledge: Has advanced knowledge within a professional area and basic knowledge across related areas.


+ Team Interaction: Acts as a go-to resource for colleagues with less experience; may lead small project teams.


**CORE CAPABILITIES:**


SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P3):


+ - Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gain knowledge in new areas.


+ - Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.


+ - Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences.


DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P3):


+ - Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.


+ - Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.


+ - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness.


ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P3):


+ - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.


+ - Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them.


+ - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.


MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P3):


+ - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.


+ - Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.


+ - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities.


FOSTERING INNOVATION (P3):


+ - Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.


+ - Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.


+ - Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.


**Basic Qualifications**


High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 4 years relevant experience


**Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):**


+ Licensed Discipline Specific Required


**Additional Qualification Information:**


+ RHIT, RHIA, CPC, CCS, COC, CPC-H, CCS-P, or RCC certification required.


**Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:**


+ Sedentary category requiring exertion up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.


**Movement**


+ Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.


+ Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.


+ Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another


+ Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.


+ Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.


+ Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles


+ Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.


+ Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.


+ Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


+ Occasional: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


+ Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position


+ Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.


**Sensory**


+ Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.


+ Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information


+ Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.


**Environmental Conditions**


**Req ID:** 2214933


Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.



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