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Director of Coding Operations

2019-11-17 USD 100 1000000 Contract to Hire 2019-12-17
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5810 Coral Ridge Drive, Suite 250 Coral Springs FL 33076 USA
customer support [+954-656-8600]
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    Coding Manager/Supervisor
  • 321 Main St.


    Boca Raton, FL 33427Boca RatonFL
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Must live in either TX, NM, LA, GA, AR and be willing to relocate to TX upon perm hire. Role is located in the Dallas area. This is on onsite position.

System HIM Coding Director

The Health Information Management (HIM) Coding Director provides leadership, oversight, and direction, for coding operations. The HIM Coding Director works collaboratively with system Revenue Cycle, the facility Health Information departments, Patient Access Teams, Patient Financial Services, Shared Services, Case Management, Physicians, hospital leadership and management. The Coding Director is responsible for supporting adherence to the facility standards and directives and other regulatory requirements including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) the Joint Commission, and HIPAA standards related to HIM operations. This position is responsible for ensuring that the coding operations are standardized, meet regulatory requirements, and meet or exceed established performance and accuracy standards and goals for the System. This position is expected to maintain effective professional relationships as appropriate to instruct, share ideas, and implement actions related to coding functions and improvements. The ability to communicate effectively with all types of people at all levels is critical. This position also acts as a resource to provide education, consultation, and implementation of revenue cycle enhanced processes related to HIM and Revenue Cycle functions.


• Ethics and Values - Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.
• Creativity – Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
• Customer Focus – Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with the customers in mind; established and maintains effective relationships with customers and garnishes their trust and respect.
• Decision Quality – Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
• Drive for Results – Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line orientated; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
• Peer Relationships – Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent his/her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; is seen as a team player and is cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration; can be candid with peers.
• Priority Setting – Spends his/her time and the time of others on what's important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus.

• Hire coding personnel, conduct performance evaluations, counsel employees in performance improvement, conflict resolution, disciplinary action, and coordination of employee schedules for adequate coverage
• Provide effective leadership and oversight for direct reports.
• Foster an environment of teamwork and service excellence within the department
• Ensures compliance with facility internal guideline requirements related to maintenance of the legal health record.
• Monitors and reports key performance indicators as required by Sr. leadership
• Develop plans for performance improvement for coding operations
• Develop, implement and monitor policies and procedures, guidelines, and coding compliance plan for coding
• Perform audits to ensure coding compliance
• Develop productivity measures for coding of medical records and ensure adherence to quality and compliance requirements
• Work and communicate with all departments, coding professionals, and medical staff to improve documentation in the medical record
• Ensure compliance with the Office of Inspector General, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and state and federal regulations
• Monitor coding systems to ensure optimal performance. Recommend upgrades or changes to current system and participate in selection of new systems.
• Ensure records are coded within established guidelines and corporate requirements while still maintaining quality
• Ensures timely, accurate, and complete coding clinical data for billing, reimbursement, utilization resources, and patient information systems
• Ensure proper staffing and distribution of assignments
• Acts as a resource for the coding staff while also serving as liaison in the organization for all coding related issues and questions
• Monitor changes in laws, regulations, and policies that impact clinical documentation, reimbursement and coding 

• Bachelor degree, medical record science or medical record administration preferred or equivalent hospital leadership experience required. 
• Must have extensive knowledge of health information management functions including coding and compliance (ICD-10/PCS, CPT coding systems, MS-DRGs, and APCs).
• Must possess a strong working knowledge in internal integrity requirements and procedures.
• Knowledge of governmental, federal, state and local regulations related to billing rules and compliance.
• Knowledge of healthcare industry financial statistical indicators.
• Must possess strong analytical skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
• Must have strong knowledge of common office software applications including Power Point, Excel, Word, etc.

• Minimum of 10 years' experience in a medical record department of a mid-large inpatient facility including 5 years in a managerial capacity (coding management preferred).
• Experience with a centralized staffing model preferred
• Experience with remote work force operations required

• Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications: 
• RHIA, RHIT, or CCS credentialed required
• AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer designation preferred 


Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other

Standing 0 1 0 0 0 ______________
Sitting 0 0 0 0 1 ______________
Kneeling/Squatting 1 0 0 0 0 ______________
Bending/Stooping 1 0 0 0 0 ______________
Pushing/Pulling 1 0 0 0 0 ______________
Twisting 1 0 0 0 0 ______________
Other 0 0 0 0 0 ______________

Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other

Walking 0 1 0 0 0 ______________
Climbing Stairs/Ladders 1 0 0 0 0 ______________
Grasp/Squeeze 1 0 0 0 0 ______________
Reaching 1 0 0 0 0 ______________
Overhead reaching 1 0 0 0 0 ______________
Wrist flexion/extension 0 0 0 1 0 ______________
Other 0 0 0 0 0 ______________

Max. Hours per day: 0 2 4 6 8 Other

Perform any lifting/carrying 1 0 0 0 0 ______________
Lift/Carry objects more than
10 lbs. per day 1 0 0 0 0 ______________


1 Vision acuity at least 20/40 (near and far)
1 Hearing acuity at least conversational
1 Color perception
1 Ability to speak and understand English (language)


0 No Travel applicable
0 Minimal overnight travel (up to 10%) by land or air.
0 Occasional overnight travel (up to 20%) by land or air.
1 Moderate overnight travel (up to 30%) by land or air.
0 Heavy overnight travel (up to 50%) by land or air.
0 Extensive overnight travel (over 50%) by land or air.

HIM Coding Managers (5)

Coding staff

Reports to System Director Health Information Management.

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Divisional Headquarters
Two Harbour Place
302 Knights Run Avenue
Suite 1025
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813.418.3800
Toll Free: 1.866.727.4461
Fax: 813.418.2256