HIM Coding Educator - Health Information Management

Job Description

HIM Coding Educator
Req #: 20701
Department: Health Information Management
Facility Name: Maricopa Medical Center
City: Phoenix
Schedule: Regular - Full Time 40 Hours Per Week
Shift: Days
Salary: E08 $52,271 - $78,407
Hours:
Job Details:
  • Under the general guidance of the Coding Manager or HIM Director, this position will assist in developing, implementing and delivering training and education to providers, coders, CDI and other appropriate clinical staff. This position is responsible for assisting with providing ongoing coding training of ICD-10-CM, PCS and/or CPT & E&M coding guidelines. Additionally, this position promotes consistency and accuracy of coding and documentation practices and conducts independent reviews that verify the correct assignment. Mentors and educates coders and provides ongoing feedback to coders and CDI; creates and maintains all department training materials, tools and/or records; provides coding training and education to new and existing coders, residents and other supporting staff members; provides continued education of annual regulatory updates and changes; coordinates, schedules and performs coding and documentation reviews of patient records to ensure coders and providers are compliant with applicable rules and regulations; performs coding assessments to ensure accurate abstracting of clinical data to meet regulatory and compliance requirements.

    Qualifications:

    Requires an Associate's degree in Health Information Management or related field; or an equivalent combination of training and progressively responsible experience that will result in the required specialized knowledge and abilities to perform the assigned work. Must have minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible acute care inpatient hospital and/or Outpatient, ED, Observation and Ancillary coding experience that demonstrates a strong understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Auditing skills and/or extensive knowledge in outpatient and professional fee E&M coding is preferred. Must have certification as either a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS); Certified Coding Specialist Professional (CCS-P); Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA); CPC (Certified Professional Coder) or COC (Certified Outpatient Coder). Must have an expert understanding of computer applications. Must have knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, surgical terminology, pharmacological terminology, patient care documentation terminology, ICD-10 and CPT/HCPCS and E&M pro fee. Must have the analytical ability necessary to interpret data contained in records and to assign appropriate codes. Requires expert knowledge of automated encoder system. Must be able to communicate effectively and have excellent customer service skills. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.



Living our values
At Maricopa Integrated Health System, our values inspire us to dream big and reach high. And we’re delivering some of the most sophisticated care in the country, while making a genuine difference in the lives of our patients and each other. That's the power of an environment driven by values like respect, leadership, compassion and education.

We are:
  • Maricopa Medical Center, a critical care hospital - the largest teaching hospital in AZ
  • The Arizona Burn Center, a nationally renowned regional burn center- 2nd largest in the nation
  • A level 1 Trauma Center and emergency department
  • The Arizona Children’s Center at MIHS, a 24/7 Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Unit
  • The Comprehensive Healthcare Center
  • The Desert Vista Behavioral Health Center
  • 12 Family Health Centers located throughout Maricopa County
Come live these values and enjoy:
  • Competitive wages
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Arizona State Retirement System Plan with a lifelong pension upon retirement
  • Generous PTO + 10 holidays per year
MIHS is an equal opportunity employer.