The Coding Integrity Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing ongoing coding training and auditing of medical records to ensure compliance with CMSâ€™s coding and documentation guidelines; providing education and auditing related to the coding and documentation of medical records within the physician practice; providing assessment and tracking of documentation compliance and improvement and monitoring the need for process enhancements or changes. Must also have a focus on regulatory and billing requirements.Should be able to perform audits independently and participate in performance improvement. May be assigned to variable work areas throughout the system.Works cooperatively as a team with all revenue cycle and management associates.
Bachelorâ€™s degree in Health Information or related field preferred or equivalent education and experience.
Minimum of three yearsâ€™ experience in CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10 coding required. Prefer coding audit experience in a multi-specialty physician office setting.
Certification in coding through a recognized coding organization, i.e., the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or the American Academy of Professional Coders.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
To improve the patient experience by providing health care providers; patients and their families; and others with information, education, networking opportunities, and related resources focused on best practices.