University of Utah Health Care

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DRG Coding Auditor - Health Information Data Integrity, full-time

DRG Coding Auditor - Health Information Data Integrity, full-time

Requisition Number 
27262
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
Full-Time
Shift 
Day
Work Schedule 
Monday-Friday
Location Name 
525 Plaza
Patient Care? 
No
City 
Salt Lake City
State 
UT
Department 
UUH CST 17E HI DATA INTEGRITY
Category 
Coding / Health Information

More information about this job

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position audits the accuracy and completeness of diagnosis and procedure coding, DRG assignment, and abstracted data to support that appropriate reimbursement and clinical severity is captured for the level of service rendered. Provides ongoing education to coders, physicians, and other clinical staff. The incumbent serves in an advisory and educator role for coding and regulatory compliance.

Responsibilities

  • Possess strong knowledge of the diagnosis and procedure codes.
  • Reviews inpatient medical records for select payer populations post-discharge and pre-bill; audits the accuracy and completeness of diagnosis and procedure coding, DRG assignment, and abstracted data – POA, Discharge Disposition.
  • Reviews discrepancies between the Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) DRG and the Coder DRG.
  • Reviews non-CC/MCC records to determine if record was miscoded or if additional documentation is needed.
  • Develops and coordinates educational and training programs regarding technical coding and clinical topics for the coding staff.
  • Develops and implements education of physician, nursing, and other clinical staff to improve documentation to yield better coding.
  • Works effectively with the Coding Manager to improve coding services provided by the coding staff.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Possesses knowledge of DRG and grouping methodologies; in particular what diagnoses / procedures impact DRG assignment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop relationships necessary to facilitate and educate.
  • Excellent prioritization and organizational skills.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor's degree or a minimum of six years experience of HIM Management.
  • Four years of experience with coding ICD9.
  • Clinical Coding Specialist (CCS) certification.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • RHIA/RHIT

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This is a sedentary position that may exert up to 10 pounds and may lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. This position involves sitting most of the time and is not exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Physical Requirements

Listening, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking