NYU Langone is one of the nation's premier academic medical centers that includes five hospitals (Tisch Hospital, Rusk Rehabilitation, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Hassenfeld Children's Hospital of New York, and NYU Lutheran Medical Center) and more than 200 ambulatory locations across the New York metropolitan area. It also includes NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. Our trifold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved daily through an integrated academic culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education, and research. Learn more about NYU Langone.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Supervisor-HIM Coding.
In this role, the successful candidate Responsible for the managing the daily operations of the Coding Section and guiding the efficient and effective process for coding, abstracting, and data reporting of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and ancillary services. Provides leadership for both internal and remote coding staff with training, coding compliance reviews, regulatory guidance, work distribution, and monitoring of accounts receivable issues related to coding. Serves as a key participant in the revenue cycle process. Works closely with Patient Financial Services (PFS), Clinical Documentation Improvement Program and other services to assist and/or coordinate in resolving account, coding, and charge capture issues. Works with members of the medical staff to ensure documentation is complete for accurate and timely coding of records. Manages the conversion of clinical documentation into data and information and the reporting of this coded data to internal users such as Patient Financial Services, Patient Admitting Services, Finance, and external agencies such as IPRO, MedReview, NYCHPRO and other agencies as required. Manages and coordinates all coding related system and software implementations and updates. Ensures that coding practices and processes comply with applicable regulatory guidelines and requirements. Participates in the special projects when necessary
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards. Manages other assignments and projects as assigned.
- Acts as liaison with hospital personnel and outside agencies on code assignments and resolves operational problems.
- Collects, analyzes, assigns, and sequences all codes for diseases, operations, newborns, and complications for each patient discharge according to latest coding system.
- Prepares written documentation required by administration, Assistant Director, Finance Department and 3rd party payors. Monitors coding for quality control by randomly scanning coding worksheets and corrections identified by computerized edit.
- Establishes work schedule for area of responsibility and assigns tasks; ensures that work is completed accurately and according to schedule. Ensures adequate staff coverage by coordinating the vacation and holiday schedules; approves overtime as necessary and arranges coverage for absent staff; maintains employee attendance records (including vacation time, sick days).
- Supervises and ensures productivity, turn-around-time, and quality of work are met. Addresses personnel, production and system issues as they arise. Delegates work to staff and escalate issues as necessary. Retains appropriate work and responsibilities for self. Directs the training of new employees and ensure ongoing training of all staff. Conducts performance appraisal reviews and routine assessment of staff competency providing timely and appropriate feedback. Takes appropriate organization, system and personnel actions as necessary. Supervises staff in area of responsibility; initiates disciplinary action, including terminations; carries out annual performance appraisal of employees recommending promotions, raises, etc.
- Stays abreast of the latest developments, advancements, and trends in the field of Coding and Reimbursement by attending seminars/workshops, reading professional journals, actively participating in professional organizations, and maintaining certification or licensure. Integrates knowledge gained into current work practices.
- Provides consultative advice to outpatient and ancillary departments as well as Patient Financial Services regarding their coding questions and needs. Meets performance standards by setting goals and objectives, prioritizing work, and using available resources efficiently and effectively.
- In collaboration with the Assistant Director of CDD develops and maintains coding and documentation quality and compliance program. Ensures that coding process and guidelines meet State and Federal requirements and standards. Works with the medical staff to continuously improve clinical documentation to facilitate accurate coding. Enforces the use of physician query when appropriate.
- Provides leadership and expertise in ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding systems as well as MS-DRG, NYS DRG, APC and APG. Provides leadership and expertise in data query and reporting. Manages the conversion of clinical documentation into meaningfully data and information and reporting these data to internal and external users. Understands the general flow of health information from discharge, coding, billing and data reporting. Implements efficient workflows and practices.
- Manages coding and abstracting functions and charge entry in designated outpatient areas on a daily basis and monitors Discharged Not Final Billed (DNFB) in order to maintain best practice level, which leads to a positive impact on the overall revenue cycle. Manages the daily operations an activities in the coding section to ensuring accurate and timely coding of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and ancillary services.
To qualify you must have a Graduation from an accredited Medical Record Technician program with Credentials (RHIT) or graduation from a recognized coding institution approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) required. Coding certification (CCS) required. Minimum of six years of coding experience required. Good oral and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills
Supervisory experience preferred
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
If you wish to view NYU Langone Medical Center's EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal 'EEO is the law' poster or visit http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm for more information.