Coding Auditor

Ascension - Sterling Heights, MI3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $60,000 - $75,000 a year
We Are Hiring

Title: Coding Auditor

City, State: Sterling Heights, MI

Location: US Health Holdings/ABS

Department: ACO Claims Quality 001

Additional Job Details: FT, Days

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

Job Summary:
The Coding Auditor performs internal coding auditing and reporting of individual and system coder performance.

Audits specified number of records per coder as defined in the system coding audit plan.
Prepares and distributes audit results/reports for the system coding compliance program.
Identifies trends and educational opportunities.
Prepares and presents educational programs related to coding.
Assists with other audits as requested.
Performs periodic and ongoing audits of claims to ensure accuracy of coding and billing, and sufficiency of supporting documentation.
Develops corrective action plans to address opportunities for coding, billing and documentation improvement.
Prepares audit reports that are issued to physicians, advanced practice clinicians, ministry leadership and other key stakeholders, as appropriate.
Assists in the management of the coding and billing auditing and monitoring program to address high risk compliance areas.


Preferred Credential(s):
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) certification, or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification preferred.

Associate's degree or Technical degree in a related field, or combination of High School degree and related experience is required.

Work Experience:
One year of related experience is required.
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