This position directly supervises: 1) Professional coders who are assigned clinical departments during periods of staffing shortage or cyclical volume peaks; 2) Data entry staff that perform charge entry for outreach clinical services and clinical department overflow; 3) Part-time employees who validate electronic attending signatures prior government payers being billed, and 4) Part-time professional coders that serve as operator of the Ingenix Claims Manager coding application.
In addition to be being the central reference person practice-wide coding and billing initiatives and direct supervisor of full-time and part-time employees, this position also serves as the official server administrator for the Ingenix Claims Manager hardware and application, providing claims “scrubber” technology designed to improve the accuracy of coding and billing. This position will act as the primary liaison with IT application support staff to develop, implement and maintain all of ECU Physicians systematic charge capture coding edit rules.
CLINICALSUPPORTPOSITION – NOTSUBJECT TO STATEHUMANRESOURCESACT.
The ECU Brody School of Medicine is affiliated with Vidant Medical Center. Vidant Medical Center is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
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Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Information, Health Care Administration, Business Administration or related field and one year of experience in a lead worker capacity or Associate’s Degree in Health Care Information, Health Care Administration, Business Administration or related field and three years of coding experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. All degrees should be obtained from an appropriately accredited institution. Special Conditions for Continued Employment: CPC or CCSP certification acquired within one year of employment, must maintain throughout duration of employment; RHIA or RHIT preferred. Three years related work experience preferred. Senior level employees may require certification before employment.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 951092
Organizational Unit Overview:
Clinical Finance and Business Support Services/Group Practice Administration is responsible for the clinical and administrative oversight of the group practice for ECU Physicians. The practice is comprised of approximately 360 faculty physicians, 52 contracted providers and employs a diverse clinical support staff of more than 1,200 individuals, of which approximately 350 employees are working within revenue cycle operations The practice provide approximately 550,000 outpatient, 155,000 emergency room and 126,000 inpatient services annually to nearly 160,000 patients. Clinical Finance and Business Support Services reports to the ECU Physicians (ECUP) Executive Director and ECUP Chief Financial Officer to support key fiscal and operational components of the clinical practice and revenue cycle operations. These include direct management responsibility for staffing and operations in the centralized functions of the Central Billing Office (CBO) and oversight for decentralized activities. Centralized functions include: Payor Contracting and Evaluation, Regulatory Compliance and Credentialing; Computer System and Procedure Training; Insurance and Patient Billing, Follow-up and Collections; Cash Management of Professional Fee Revenue; Business Intelligence Services such a Reporting and Analytics; Coordinated Patient Access Support; and Contact Center Decentralized functions include: Registration, Referral Management, Pre-Service Financial Preparation; Service Identification and Reconciliation; Coding and Charge Entry; and Project Management and Process Improvement.
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