Coding Payment Resolution Specialist-I (Hospital Denials & Appeals) - PFS (Remote) at Trinity Health in Kentwood, Michigan

Posted in Other 6 days ago.





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POSITION PURPOSE = Work Remote Position




Responsible for reviewing all post-billed denials (inclusive of coding-related denials) for coding accuracy and appealing them based upon coding expertise and coding judgment within the Hospital and/or Medical Group revenue operations ($3-5B NPR) of a Patient Business Services (PBS) center. Serves as part of a team of coding payment resolution colleagues at a PBS location responsible for identifying and determining root causes of denials. Responsible for leveraging coding knowledge and standard procedures to track appeals through first, second, and subsequent levels, and ensuring timely filing of appeals as required by payers. in addition to promoting departmental awareness of coding best practices. This position reports directly to the Supervisor Clinical/Coding Payment Resolution.




ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS




Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, and decisions.


Provides detailed understanding or aptitude for resolving denials based on ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes, ICD-10-PCS codes, and CPT-4 procedural codes for UB-04 outpatient or inpatient claims, or other coding reasons and processing charge corrections based on medical record reviews, contracts, regulations as directed by the Supervisor Clinical / Coding Payment Resolution.


Interprets data, draws conclusions, and reviews findings with all level of Payment Resolution Specialist for further review.


Takes initiative to continuously learn all aspects of Payment Resolution Specialist role to support progressive responsibility.


Other duties as needed and assigned by the Supervisor Clinical / Coding Payment Resolution.


Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws/regulations; the Trinity Health Integrity and Compliance Program and Code of Conduct; as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.




MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS




High school diploma or Associate degree in Accounting or Business Administration or related field, and a minimum of four (4) years' experience within a hospital or clinic environment, a health insurance company, managed care organization or other health care financial service setting, performing medical claims processing, financial counseling, financial clearance, accounting or customer service activities or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a complex, multi-site environment preferred.


Must possess comprehensive knowledge of professional/physician diagnostic and procedural coding, as normally obtained through a coding certificate program and least one (1) year of physician/professional or hospital outpatient coding experience or minimum of two (2) years of relevant hospital inpatient coding experience including DRG assignment.


Must be a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or coding credential of a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC).


Must have experience with National Correct Coding Initiative edits (NCCI), National Coverage Determinations (NCD), Local Coverage Determinations (LCD), and Outpatient coding guidelines for official coding and reporting.



Experience working with the inpatient hospital medical claims denial and appeals needed




Experience working with the Epic medical billing system highly desirable



Possesses detailed understanding of principles, methods, and techniques related to compliant healthcare billing/collections.


Possesses expertise in medical terminology, disease processes, patient health record content and the medical record coding process.


Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.


Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Trinity Health.




PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS




This position operates in a typical office environment. The area is well lit, temperature controlled and free from hazards.


Incumbent communicates frequently, in person and over the phone, with people in all locations on product support issues.


Manual dexterity is needed to operate a keyboard. Hearing is needed for extensive telephone and in person communication.


The environment in which the incumbent will work requires the ability to concentrate, meet deadlines, work on several projects at the same time and adapt to interruptions.


Must be able to set and organize own work priorities and adapt to them as they change frequently. Must be able to work concurrently on a variety of tasks/projects in an environment that may be stressful with individuals having diverse personalities and work styles.


Must possess the ability to comply with Trinity Health policies and procedures.


Can work remote or on-site location.



Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion



Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.


Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.


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