Coding Educator, Avenue North - Hybrid

at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Details
ChristianaCare, the largest healthcare system in Delaware is searching for Full Time Coding Educators for our Medical Group Physician Optimization team.

This Coding Auditor or Educator is responsible for monitoring compliance with applicable clinical documentation to support coding and billing regulations to ensure appropriate reimbursement for services across all practices/units (acute and ambulatory settings) to include review of accurate and timely assignment of ICD-10 CM/PCS, HCPCS/CPT codes. This role provides training and education to our physicians and mid-level providers of the Christiana Care Medical Group.

Delivering health, not just health care is our promise to our community. Be a part of an organization that makes a difference and impacts the lives of each other and the communities we serve through our commitment of being excellent today and even better tomorrow.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday: Day Shift

This is a hybrid role with flexible remote options available.

No weekends/holidays

Opportunities for work-life balance!

Benefits and Incentives

Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.

Two retirement planning offerings, including 403(b) with company contributions.

Opportunity for great work-life balance.

Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out.

12 week paid parental leave.

Tuition assistance

Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets, insurance and much more!

***Remote Work Opportunities: Whether a position can be supported for remote work will be assessed based on whether ChristianaCare is able to meet the business requirements of the proposed remote location.***

Key Responsibilities

Performs coding quality audits of all records (outpatient, inpatient, procedures, testing) to assure appropriateness and accurate code assignments in accordance with Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines and provide ongoing feedback and analysis of the education needs for the providers and staff.

Review and assess supporting documentation in patient medical records for appropriate ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS coding.

Initiate follow-up activities verifying correction of errors.

Identify coding and documentation error trends enabling targeted provider education.

Assist with annual review of CPT/ICD - 10 updates and implementation of identified changes.

Assist with annual CMS updates and implementation of identified changes, and maintain knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid billing practices, coding guidelines, laws, and regulations.

Follows appropriate documentation and coding procedures based upon established guidelines.

Lead contact for billing questions related to services within Service Line rendered within the practices/units.

Facilitates education during time of on-boarding for all new clinicians regarding effective documentation, coding, and billing guidelines.

Demonstrates understanding and application of CCHS Core values -- caring, excellence, leadership, pride, teamwork, integrity and standards for customer service.

Performs related duties as required.

Position Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent and/or Associate's degree

A minimum of 4 years of coding experience.

At least 2 years of physician auditing experience.

Special Requirements

Certified Professional Coder (CPC) completed through American Academy of Professional Coder required.

Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) completed through American Academy of Professional Coders preferred.

Why ChristianaCare
ChristianaCare is rated by Forbes as the 2nd best health system for diversity and inclusion, and the 29th best health system to work for in the United States, and by IDG Computerworld as one of the nation's Best Places to Work in IT. ChristianaCare is rated by Healthgrades as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals and continually ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek and other national quality ratings.

Post End DateJun 30, 2025

EEO Posting Statement

Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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Job Posting: 1270985

Posted On: May 20, 2024

Updated On: Jun 04, 2024

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