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Lead Coder HIM Full Time Days

Company: Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Location: Palm Springs
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Desert Regional Medical Center is a 385 bed acute-care hospital classified as a stroke receiving center and level 2 trauma facility with an innovative , patient centered and evidence-based Rehabilitation Services Department. Our compassionate team provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including acute care rehabilitation, joint replacement & spinal surgery, neurosurgery, ICU, Telemetry, step-down care, skilled nursing, as well as outpatient therapy, hand and lymphedema clinics.


The "Lead Coder" responsibility is to supervise and coordinate the overall operational and compliance activities for the coding section. The "Lead Coder" may function in a hands-on or "working" role. The Lead Coder will evaluate work methods, procedures and ensure efficiency for the coding section.


* Complies with established policies and procedures, and objectives.

* Takes a lead role in training, orienting and assisting coders.

* Cooperates with other personnel to achieve department objectives and maintain good employee relations, and interdepartmental objectives.

* Consistently demonstrates a professional and proactive attitude with all employees, hospital staff, physicians and other customers.

* Consistently ensures privacy and patient/employee dignity by maintaining employee/patient and departmental confidentiality with no infractions.

* Answers the phone and responds to verbal requests in a timely manner.

* Is competent in all of the position responsibilities, meets quality and productivity expectations and competency requirements for each responsibility.

* Demonstrates complete understanding of release of information, patient confidentiality and HIPAA regulations.

* Monitors and assists coding manager with DNFC management to goals.

* Tracks and trends coder quality results, and reports to management monthly.

* Reviews and resolves CARDS edits daily

* Performs second level coding reviews on accounts sent back from RevInt, Iodine, CARDS edits, coding audits, and coding/billing editor.

* Provides coders with education and guidance on correct coding.

* Assists with coder questions, coding reviews, coding inquiries, and Rapid Response. Codes accounts when additional coverage is needed.

* Completes requirements from Tenet coding education and maintains coding credentials.

* Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

* This position predominately works from home

The Lead Coder HIM Full Time Days candidate will possess the following education, licenses/certifications, and experience:


* High School Diploma or GED
* Completion of RHIT, CCS, or equivalent program
* RHIT or CCS credential through AHIMA
* 5 plus years of acute inpatient facility and outpatient coding experience


* RHIA and CCS credential through AHIMA
* Coding Leadership experience


Tenet complies with federal, state, and/or local laws regarding mandatory vaccination of its workforce. If you are offered this position and must be vaccinated under any applicable law, you will be required to show proof of full vaccination or obtain an approval of a religious or medical exemption prior to your start date. If you receive an exemption from the vaccination requirement, you will be required to submit to regular testing in accordance with the law.

Keywords: Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Palm Springs , Lead Coder HIM Full Time Days, Other , Palm Springs, California

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