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Spectrum Health Director, Hospital Coding in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Facility: Business Service Center - GRAND RAPIDS, MI

Department: Coding Administration

Category: Other

Classification: Full-time with Benefits (A1)

Assumes 24-hour global accountability for the management, policies, procedures and operations of the Hospital Coding department. Accountable for the development, implementation and operations goals involving the medical record for Spectrum Health System (including electronic medical record and related content.) Assumes responsibility for the development of goals, development and management of the budget; provision of quality services; and collaboration with other team members to continually improve services and support of the management team. Works in collaboration with other leaders to develop policies and procedures that support the department/program and provision of quality services throughout the organization. Leads, directs, monitors and is responsible for the successful operations of all aspects of Coding through a culture of compliance, ethics, integrity and performance. Works with centralized coding operations managers, HIM leadership within the SH System to assure consistency of policies, procedures and operations across the System. Works closely with clinical, medical staff office and revenue cycle functions to ensure the integrity of the medical record and key performance indicators are maintained to support the organization's clinical and financial objectives.

Basic Qualifications:

Education - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in In Health Information Management or related field; Associate’s Degree acceptable with RHIT and CCS credentials

Experience - 5 years of relevant experience in Managing all coding functions across a large integrated, multi-site health care organization with high accountability for quality and production metrics; may consider long-term experience within large teaching or Level 1 Trauma certified settings

5 years of relevant experience in Managing HIM/Coding workflow and data capture processes, including within an electronic medical records system

5 years of relevant experience in Compiling, analyzing and trending coding data for accuracy/impact; generating pertinent reports through source systems such as encoder or computer assisted coding (CAC) applications

5 years of relevant experience in Preparing/delivering coding industry as well as internal quality or production trended data to key stakeholders, including senior leadership, physicians and coding professionals

5 years of relevant experience in Partnering with key revenue cycle areas to identify and resolve issues impacting coding processes or denials, such as registration, CDM (Charge Description Master) and billing departments

5 years of relevant experience in Partnering with clinical documentation, hospital quality and medical leadership to ensure documentation integrity supporting coding accuracy aligned with national benchmarks

5 years of relevant experience in managing multiple, large cross-functional teams and/or projects, and influencing senior-level management and key stakeholders

Licenses -

Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

Preferred Qualifications:

Education - Master's Degree or equivalent in in Health Information Management

Spectrum Health grants equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, genetic information, marital status, height, weight, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected category.