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Area Coding Reviewer

Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:

Full-time and part-time associate benefits:

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Benefit plan package
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
  • Associate Compassion Fund
  • Associate Discounts
  • Identity theft protection
  • Pet savings and insurance plans
  • Voluntary benefits available

Full-time associate benefits:

  • Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Adoption Benefit
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Voluntary STD and LTD

Responsibilities

Responsible for the timely review of home health coding during the training period of the Coding Specialist. In partnership with the Coding Trainers, the Coding Reviewer supports and assists the Coding Specialist in developing a coding competency that will prepare them for home health coding certification.

Reviews coding completed by the Coding Specialist during the training period through attainment of the coding certification. Provides instruction and education on inaccurate/incomplete coding recommendations from the Coding Specialist. Collaborates with the Coding Trainers in identifying opportunities for coding instruction and remedial training. Collaborates with the Coding Trainer for measuring competency levels of Home Health Coding Specialists. Assists with Home Care Specialist workflow, as needed, to maintain timely processing of OASIS visits. Adheres to established confidentiality standards and HIPAA concerning community and patient information. Adheres to established confidentiality standards and HIPAA concerning community and patient information. Participates in the Coding Specialist training programs, as needed. May assist the Coding Trainers in education and updates related to coding regulations and guidelines. Provides support in reviewing coding as needed with other associates assigned to provide coding in agencies other than the coding specialist

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications

Education and ExperienceHigh School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required. College Degree preferred. Minimum three years coding experience in home health, experience with electronic medical record systems, current certification in Home Health Coding, proven proficiency and knowledge of training and education principles.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsOASIS Certification preferred or obtained within 6 months of hire. Must maintain home health Coding certification. Frequent travel is required.

Management/Decision MakingApplies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these. Ability to manage defined systems and processes within BHS and able to successfully convey this knowledge.

Knowledge and SkillsPossesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill of function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has a working knowledge of a functional discipline. Knowledge of HIPAA and Federal Regulations, OASIS Guidelines and Home Health Conditions of Participation and Coverage Determinations as they pertain to coding Home Health episodes. Basic computer software skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
  • Talk or hear
  • Ability to lift: up to 25 pounds
  • Vision
  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
  • Requires Travel: Frequently

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Keywords: Brookdale Senior Living, Raleigh , Area Coding Reviewer, Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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