Assistant Coding Manager

Rochester, NY

Responsibilities

Job Summary:

The Assistant Coding Manager serves as the assistant leader of assigned functional area(s). Provides support to the Manager by helping to drive revenue cycle results through effective management of activities that affect professional charging and receivables, including but not limited to: coding abstraction, pre-bill coding edits, claims resolution functions, provides recommendations to improve coding acuity, quality and productivity and provider relationships across all departments. In addition, the Assistant Manager will be responsible for ensuring appropriate training and oversight of assigned staff members, ensuring that URMFG best practice standards are implemented and adhered to. In tandem with the Manager the Assistant Manager may prepare reports and analyze data for presentation. The Assistant Manager is required to have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of all aspects of coding operations including understanding principles of staff management/supervision, office workflows, accounts receivable collaboration, payer rules, compliance and regulatory requirements In addition, the Assistant Manager must demonstrate exceptional communications, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. The Assistant Manager must have the ability to work independently, while being a collaborative team player.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

With general direction of the Manager, with latitude for independent judgment:

30% In collaboration with Manager, the Assistant Manager helps to drive revenue cycle results by effectively managing assigned functional area and serving as team coding specialist on matters related to team functions. Act as subject matter expert relating to all underlying processes and has knowledge and understanding of medical terminology and coding guidelines for the assigned functional area. Ensures the accuracy and timeliness of activities and outcomes using expertise of coding principles and healthcare regulations. Ensures that all regulatory requirements are met, and that coding is being performed in a compliant manner.

20% Uses knowledge and experience to review and trend analytic and reporting data identifying problem areas and directing actions to resolve deficiencies. Provides feedback and recommendations to Manager to ensure functional area meets or exceeds all URMC/URMFG established performance metrics relating to revenue cycle coding management. Ensures early problem identification and effective resolution. Identifies and presents new ways to improve operations.

25% Provides first-line management of assigned teams. Provides supervision, leadership, coaching and counseling. Services as a role model and facilitator to staff. Ensures a positive working environment through suggestions on team building to promote heightened team morale. May participate in recruitment, performance evaluation and disciplinary processes, following University guidelines.

10% Ensures hands-on training is provided to assigned team. Monitors and evaluates work of subordinates to assure adherence to policies and procedures. Provides coaching and reinforces coding acuity and department relationship skills to team members to ensure exceptional service. Empowers team members by providing the appropriate level of decision making.

15% May serve as department liaison on matters related to business functions.

Provides a high level of problem solving and support by assisting with the resolution of outstanding issues within team, revenue cycle or stakeholders handling charging and billing related issues.

Background Expectations:

Required:

  • Bachelors Degree and 3-4 years of related relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

  • Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Preferred:

  • Strong working knowledge of the professional billing software applications

  • Active medical coding credential with AHIMA as RHIT, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, AAPC certified as CPC, or PMI certified as CMC. High level, in-depth coding knowledge and experience with CPT/HCPCS and ICD-10-CM.

  • 1-2 years billing office experience, at least 1 year of supervisory experience

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $ 49,500 - $ 69,300 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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