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Coding Team Leader

General Summary/Overview:
The Team Leader is responsible for day-to-day oversight of the coding function. This individual will assist in leading SMG coding efforts and play a major role in the improvement of quality and development of best practices within the coding function.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the daily operation of the coding function and staff including monitoring the quality and quantity of workflow to ensure the completion of work assignments.
Design and implement work flow processes to support continuous improvement
Provide cost effective management of resources for the coding team
Identify and implement improvement measures that will enhance department operations and customer service.
Monitor and report all required performance measures to include the development of department goals and assist in the assessment of goal attainment
Conduct and recommend trainings to improve team performance.
Ensure management is informed of any employee personnel issues.
Function as a resources to employees for questions and additional training
Assist management in determining staff hours and schedules.
Audit team members work to ensure quality of department
Train new and existing team members and evaluate performance
Ensure proper allocation of work to team members
Actively participate in the daily work load within the coding department
Safeguards medical records and preserves the confidentiality of personal health information through the observance of physician network policies pertinent to the release of medical record information, record retention, and HIPAA privacy and security.
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
Associate's degree in Health Information Technology or related business degree or equivalent amount of education and experience.
3 years or more of experience in medical billing/office procedures.
Certified Professional Coder preferred.
Requires detailed working knowledge of full revenue cycle and demonstrated proficiency in medical billing, collections processes and month end closing.
Requires thorough knowledge of medical terminology and CPT/ICD10 coding.
Must have strong leadership, supervisory, communication, decision-making/ analytical skills with ability to motivate/lead team and address personnel matters.
Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects within team. Attention to detail a must.
Working Conditions:
The work environment is one of a typical office work environment.
Extensive computer work is an essential portion of the working conditions and necessary for job performance.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, walk; stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Supervisory Responsibility:
Coding Team


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