Coding Quality Assur Spec III

Position: Coding Quality Assur Spec III

Job ID: 403557

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: HIM Coding - Hospital

Talent Area: Clerical

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8am - 5pm

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.

Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.

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We are searching for a Coding Quality Assurance Specialist III -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will Assign and audits the accuracy of the ICD-10-CM and CPT codes to ambulatory, emergency center, observation, and day surgery records for purposes of billing, research, and providing information to government and regulatory agencies. Ascertains the accuracy of the physicians' E/M and procedure coding to their documentation, and completes the auditing reporting tool  and provides this feedback to the education team and/or provider. Incumbent may perform only certain of the following responsibilities depending on their particular work assignment.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assigns ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and/or CPT codes. Reviews and interprets physician documentation to appropriately assign diagnosis and procedure codes. Communicates with and provides feedback to the education team and/or providers.
  • Completes abstracts for records as appropriate. Checks discharge disposition and attending physician for correctness. Completes neonatal information regarding birth weight, gestational age, TPN, ECMO and number of ventilator days.
  • Assists in correction of problem accounts. Identifies incorrect admit/discharge dates. Identifies incorrect patient type. Reviews charts for completeness. Identifies and reports charts requiring operative reports. Identifies and reports charts with documentation.
  • Participates in education and maintains certification. Facilitates coding education sessions (webinars, audio conferences, seminars, lunch and learn, newsletters) by researching and presenting topics assigned by manager each month. Prepares questions and provides examples of issues that have been discovered.
  • Assists in auditing records. Participates in peer coding reviews as necessary. Re-reviews charts for correctness of diagnosis and procedure codes.
  • Maintains concurrent coding for inpatient records. Assigns diagnosis and procedure codes for patients in-house. Assigns procedure codes for extended patient stays as requested by patient accounting for billing cycle purposes.

Skills & Requirements

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • H.S. Diploma or equivalent

Certifications (one of below): 

o    CCA - Certified Coding Associate by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) 
o    CCS - Cert-Cert Coding Specialist by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 
o    CCS-P - Cert-CCS-P Physician Based by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 
o    CIPC - Certified Inpatient Coder by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) 
o    COC - Certified Outpatient Coder by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) 
o    CPC - Cert-Cert Professional Coder by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) 
o    CRC - Cert Risk Adjustment Coder by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) 
o    RHIA - Cert-Reg Health Inform. Admins by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 
o    RHIT - Cert-Reg Health Inform. TECH by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

•    Required 4 years coding experience, preferred experience using an encoder and using an electronic medical record

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