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7/21/14 Health Information Management Supervisor St. Charles Health System
7/2/14 Director of Health Information Services Asante
6/17/14 Remote Medical Coding Quality Assurance Specialist Precyse
6/9/14 HCC Coder Reimbursement Management Consultants
5/22/14 Coding Supervisor Asante
5/22/14 Coding Specialist - Inpatient Asante
5/13/14 Coder Columbia Memorial Hospital
4/24/14 Health Information Management Instructor (Tenure Track) Tacoma Community College

Health Information Management Supervisor
St. Charles Health System

Introduction:
St. Charles Health System is widely recognized as the primary provider of quality healthcare for patients living in and around Central Oregon. The Bend, Oregon area, nestled in the foothills of the majestic Cascade Mountains and known for its dramatic terrain and panoramic scenery, is a natural playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

We are currently recruiting for a Health Information Management Supervisor to be responsible for overseeing Health Information Management day-to-day records operations across multi-hospital and outpatient care settings. This position will manage Caregivers in the HIM department.
Job Description:
Responsibilities:
  • Oversees day-to-day operations that may include medical records processing, scanning, indexing, release of information, analysis, physician deficiencies, record retention and storage, coding, transcription, and audits
  • Oversees the functionality of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, Release of Information, Scanning and Indexing at multiple SCHS campuses
  • Exercises a working knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations as they relate to Health Information Management
  • Ensures that Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are met
  • Creates and updates policies and procedures
  • Investigates complaints and prepares responses
  • Coordinates workflow, monitors productivity and quality within the areas of prepping, scanning and indexing (PSI) and Release of Information (ROI)
  • Verifies and approves timecards; make timekeeping edits; monitor and review hours worked, vacation and sick hours, and overall attendance patterns
  • Serves as a vendor management liaison
  • Responsible for project management in the areas of prepping, scanning, storage and indexing and release of information
  • Accepts responsibility for purchasing activities
  • Assists with budget development, regular monitoring, accountability and meeting all operational targets for all areas within span of control
  • Hires, directs, coaches and monitors the performance of all direct reports, to develop and maintain a high performance team that meets organizational and department goals
  • Monitors and ensure all direct reports are current with compliance and safety requirements. Implements and manages all organizational safety directives and goals
  • Provides and oversees team’s delivery of customer service in a manner that promotes goodwill, is timely, efficient and accurate
  • Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all company investigations and proceedings.
Required Qualifications:
Licensure/Certification/Registration:
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) required
  • Valid Oregon driver's license and ability to meet SCHS driving requirements
  • Ability to travel to all SCHS worksites required

Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of experience in a lead, supervisor or acting leadership position in a hospital setting required
  • Experience using computerized medical records systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products

Communication/Interpersonal Skills:

  • Must have excellent communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse population and professionally represent SCHS
  • Ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels within SCHS and external customers/clients/potential employees
  • Strong team working and collaborative skills
  • Ability to effectively reach consensus with a diverse population with differing needs
  • Ability to manage facilitation and consensus building among health care professionals and agencies and achieve expected results
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Organizational Skills:
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills, written and oral communication and customer service skills, particularly in dealing with stressful personal interactions
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills

Computer Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in computer applications, use of electronic medical record keeping systems and MS Office

More About Us

St. Charles Health System, a private, nonprofit Oregon corporation, is Central Oregon's largest employer with nearly 3,500 caregivers in Bend, Redmond, Prineville and Madras combined. More than 350 on-site medical staff members and approximately 200 visiting medical staff members make it possible for SCHS to deliver a wide range of excellent care in a compassionate, healing environment.

Our medical centers in Bend and Redmond are accredited by The Joint Commission. St. Charles Bend is Oregon's only Level II Trauma Center east of the Cascades. Pioneer Memorial Hospital is well-regarded as a small community hospital committed to modern progressive healthcare.

We offer a very competitive salary including relocation assistance. Our comprehensive benefits package offers medical, dental, vision, earned time off, 403B, basic term life and AD&D insurance and health and wellness programs. Our voluntary benefits options include FSA, voluntary critical illness and accident insurance.

If you meet the qualifications for this position and are interested in working for our nationally recognized health system, we invite you to apply for this career opportunity.

541.706.7770
stcharleshealthcare.org and click “careers”
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Education Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Associates Degree in Health Information Technology or related field required
Instructions for Resume Submission:
Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/cfx2hyk
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Director of Health Information Services
Asante
Introduction:
Asante is dedicated to nurturing, advancing and protecting the health of the people of Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Medford with high quality services and the latest medical technology our 378-bed facility is the premier referral center for the region providing superb medical care with genuine human compassion.

Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass is a community hospital that offers a wide range of high-quality medical care to residents of Southern Oregon. The 125-bed hospital combines the small hospital feel with the high-tech capabilities of a modern facility.

Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland is a 49 bed community hospital that features a birthing center, surgery center, diagnotics, lab and respiratory testing using the Planetree model of care.

At Asante we believe that we are defined by our values – the traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community.

Excellence – Respect – Honesty – Service – Teamwork
Job Description:
The Director of Health Information Services directs and oversees the functions of the medical records department, including document scanning, record completion, release of information, filing, research, storage, retrieval, and maintenance for all health system operations including transcription. In this role you will create a culture that fosters staff self-development and continued learning for your staff. Developing a department business strategy to align with system operating priorities and preparation of a capital/operating budget based on department and system needs is also a function of this position. You must be knowledgeable of all pertinent regulatory requirements and ensures that they are implemented and updated as mandated and monitored for compliance, acting as a technical consultant to other departments on issues such as Accreditation (DNV), Oregon Administrative Rules, CMS and HIPAA as related to health records.
Required Qualifications:
Experience: Minimum of five years management level experience in a Health Information Services department in an acute care setting required. Ability to review workload requirements, establish priorities and delegate appropriately to staff. Ability to interpret statistical and financial data.Experience with an electronic medical record system such as EPIC highly preferred.

License/Certification: Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) issued by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) by AMIHA required.
Education Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in Health Information Management or related field, or equivalent experience.
Instructions for Resume Submission:
https://www.healthcaresource.com/asante/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=802932
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Remote Medical Coding Quality Assurance Specialist
Precyse

Introduction:
This individual is responsible for completing quality assurance audits on current colleagues, new hires and new clients. This individual will also coordinate all quality assurance activities in the department including but not limited to: reporting of QA results, responding to client QA needs and providing training to all coding colleagues.
Job Description:
Responsiblities:
  • Complete QA on all new hires / new clients
  • Complete all scheduled QA for clients
  • Ability to travel
  • Communicate quality issues to Remote Manager and Remote colleagues
  • Maintain reports and accuracy rates for colleagues/clients
  • Respond to client QA needs
  • Provide remote colleague educational sessions on error trends
  • Support Precyse's Compliance Program by demonstrating adherence to all relevant compliance policies and procedures as evidenced by in-service attendance and daily practice; notifying management when there is a compliance concern or incident; demonstrating knowledge of HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations as evidenced by Job Description Remote QA Specialist Page Two appropriate handling of patient information; promoting confidentiality and using discretion when handling patient information
  • Attend educational conference calls
  • Provide coding support as needed
  • Perform other duties as needed in the remote coding area
Required Qualifications:
  • RHIT or RHIA and/or CCS, CCS-P required
  • 3+ years of experience in inpatient and outpatient coding required
  • Required quality assurance skills within the Inpatient and Outpatient spectrums. Evaluation & Management coding and/or Interventional Radiology skills are preferred
  • Commitment to maintaining up-to-date knowledge of current and changing regulatory requirements related to coding and compliance
  • Customer service focus and demonstration of professionalism, flexibility, dependability, commitment to excellence and commitment to the profession
  • Computer knowledge of coding systems and MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Preferred Qualifications:
  • IP, MS-DRG, OP/ASU, procedures, APC, physician office billing, prospective payment methodologies and Charge description review master
Instructions for Resume Submission:
http://careers.precyse.com/view-job/?jobid=959
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HCC Coder
Reimbursement Management Consultants

Introduction:
RMC is seeking ONSITE AHIMA certified medical coders and/or AAPC certified medical coders for Hierarchical Conditional Category (HCC) coding. HCC coding is a subset of ICD-9 CM codes as determined by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).
Job Description:
The employee reviews, analyzes, and codes diagnostic information that determines Medicare Advantage insurance payments. The primary function of this position is to perform ICD-9-CM coding for reimbursement. This is a full-time ONSITE position located at various clinics in the Salem/Eugene/Corvallis area. We do pay travel time!
Required Qualifications:
  • CPC, CPC-A, CCA, CCS, CCS-P, RHIA, or RHIT certification
  • Medical terminology, code abstracting and the ability to convert hand written medical charts
  • Working knowledge of computers (laptop) including working knowledge of internet and Word/Excel
  • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations, anatomy and physiology; major disease processes; and pharmacology
  • Advanced knowledge of medical codes involving selections of most accurate and descriptive code using the ICD-9-CM, Volumes 1- 3
  • Extensive knowledge of official coding conventions and rules established by the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for assignment of diagnostic codes
  • Knowledge of the organization of paper based medical records and electronic medical record in order to analyze
  • Requires the knowledge of the business use of computer hardware and software to ensure the effectiveness and quality of the processing and securing the data
  • Must be able to follow instructions and work independently
Preferred Qualifications:
2+ years of coding experience preferred Working knowledge of CMS HCC codes preferred
Instructions for Resume Submission:
Please email resume and/or any questions regarding this position to Kacy at kklugh@rmcinc.org.
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Coding Supervisor
Asante

Introduction:
Asante was created by and for the residents of Southern Oregon and Northern California. We are a locally owned, not-for-profit, comprehensive community health care system serving over 550,000 residents in nine surrounding counties through Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, and Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland.

Progressive and visionary, Asante is in the medical forefront. Virtually all medical specialties and services are represented in an organization dedicated to personalized care and sophisticated technology. With approximately 4,000 employees, Asante’s entities offer outstanding opportunities for career advancement and professional growth. Our mission is simple: "Asante exists to provide quality healthcare services in a compassionate manner, valued by the communities we serve."

At Asante we believe that we are defined by our values – the traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:

Excellence – Respect – Honesty – Service – Teamwork
Job Description:
The Coding Supervisor coordinates and supervises the overall function of the Coding staff for Asante. They collaborate with other Asante entities and physicians to help improve overall coding and documentation quality and compliance. Also supervises daily operations – which include coding training, education, compliance, ICD diagnosis, procedure and HCPCS coding. The Supervisor collaborates with Revenue Cycle leadership and other clinical department staff to continuously improve training, education, documentation practices, automation and compliant revenue production.
Required Qualifications:
Experience: Five years of progressive coding or coding review experience to include professional and hospital inpatient and outpatient services is required. At least one year of experience conducting coding training, audits/reviews and providing feedback and education and at least one year experience supervising staff is also required. A strong training background in coding/reimbursement and in managing coder quality and productivity and/or experience with writing appeals for coding denials is preferred.

Licensure/Certifications: One of the following by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is required: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS); or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA, formerly RRA). ICD10 certification by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is a preferred certification.

Other required qualifications include the ability to direct and facilitate work and process improvement team activities; good deduction and analytical skills to correct root causes of documentation or coding areas; good prioritization and decision-making skills; good oral and written communication skills and comprehensive knowledge of MS-DRG, APR-DRG structure, APCs, HCPCS, modifier, POA, professional coding and NCCI edits; the ability to independently conduct regulatory and coding clinic guidance research and follow-through with education of coding staff; the ability to utilize multiple resources and systems within the organization to identify opportunities; the ability to perform data analysis for continued improvement of outcomes; the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects utilizing strong organizational skills; basic accounting and strong math skills; advanced Excel, Windows and 3M Encoder skills; demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills; and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, physicians, managers and other members of the health care team.
Education Qualifications:
Education: Associates degree in a health services discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Instructions for Resume Submission:
https://www.healthcaresource.com/asante/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=550599
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Coding Specialist - Inpatient
Asante

Introduction:
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford is dedicated to nurturing, advancing and protecting the health of the people of Southern Oregon and Northern California. With high quality services and the latest medical technology our 378-bed facility is the premier referral center for the region providing superb medical care with genuine human compassion.

At Asante we believe that we are defined by our values – the traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community.

Excellence – Respect – Honesty – Service – Teamwork
Job Description:
The Coding Specialist is primarily responsible for the coding and abstracting of all records including inpatient, ambulatory surgery and emergency room pertaining to patient's occasion of service. Standardized coding and classification systems, minimum data sets, data definitions and terminology will be utilized to ensure data is uniformly defined, collected, and verified. Provides assistance to authorized users to furnish aggregate data and information needed for education, statistical, managerial, reimbursement and performance improvement activities.
Required Qualifications:
Certifications: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Experience: At least 2 years coding experience in an acute care setting with at least one year inpatient coding. Must have the ability to extract pertinent information from documents and to evaluate documentation in the medical record to determine principal and secondary diagnoses to be coded.
Preferred Qualifications:
Other preferred qualifications: 3 - 5 years inpatient coding experience in an acute care setting preferably in facilities with complex, multiple specialty departments.
Education Qualifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Instructions for Resume Submission:
https://www.healthcaresource.com/asante/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=333008
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Coder
Columbia Memorial Hospital

Introduction:
Columbia Memorial Hospital, located in beautiful and historic Astoria, Oregon, is seeking team-oriented Coder, certified preferred, candidates to join our Health Information Management Department.
Job Description:
In addition to delivering quality patient-centered care to our customers, this position is responsible for timely and accurate assignment of ICD-9-CM and CPT coding for diagnosis and procedures for each outpatient services visit, outpatient surgery, Emergency Department record, and inpatient patient record, capturing Evaluation & Management codes for ED, facility, and professional charges, capturing observation hours and procedures for Med/Surg, OB, and ICU departments and for releasing accounts for billing when all requirements have been met.
Required Qualifications:
Requires prior experience as a hospital certified (preferred) coder. Thorough knowledge of all hospital-based ICD-9-CM diagnostic, and CPT procedure coding practices, rules, and industry standards. Knowledge of Medical terminology and HFAP charting requirements as it pertains to coding. Knowledge and understanding of hospital billing practices as it relates to coding practices. Preferred current status as CCS, CCS-p, or CCA certified coder from an accredited certification agency such as AHIMA or HIMSS.
Compensation/Benefits:
Status: Full Time (72-80 hours per pay period)
Shift: Day
Salary Range: SEIU Support Grade 13/14
Overtime Work Rule: 8/80
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Instructions for Resume Submission:
Apply online at www.columbiamemorial.org.

As a condition of employment, finalists for this position are subject to a background check including, but not limited to: drug screen, criminal, education, employment history check; industry specific credentials check and/or motor vehicle check.
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Health Information Management Instructor (Tenure Track)
Tacoma Community College

Introduction:
Tacoma Community College is a nationally recognized public community college located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just south of Seattle. TCC enrolls more than 10,000 students each quarter. The college is creative and engaging - recognized nationally as an Achieving the Dream leader college. TCC was recently honored by the 34-college Washington community and technical college system for the largest improvement in the systems student achievement initiative.

We are seeking innovative leaders for a key faculty and administrative positions.
Job Description:
Priority Consideration Date: May 19, 2014

Basic Function:

Responsible to prepare and teach predominately full on-line Health Information Management (HIM)courses including on-line labs as appropriate and in maintaining accreditation standards in the area of teaching. Responsibilities include teaching all assigned courses which are a part of the HIM curriculum including some campus based courses and /or campus study sessions. This position reports to the Dean for Health, Business and Professional Services.

Essential Functions:
  • Prepare and teach HIM courses including medical terminology, disease process and treatment, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM, IC-10, PCS and CPT coding systems, reimbursement systems, legal issues, general management and supervision, acute and alternate health care, quality management, E-HIM, information systems, Professional Practice Experience, supervision of students
  • Meet accreditation standards for areas of instructional responsibility and participate in and support overall college and program accreditation processes
  • Participate in maintaining and developing the Health Information Management on-line student resources, including working with AHIMAs Virtual Lab in accordance with program standards and to support coursework
  • Participate in curriculum planning, development, and evaluation including on-line and campus classroom settings, Virtual Lab integration and Professional Practice Experience
  • Advise students in their educational plan, per TCC developmental advising practices
  • Serve on program advisory, faculty and college committees
  • Participate in department, division and college activities
  • Attend continuing education meetings and seminars for the profession to enhance student learning and to maintain professional credentials and currency of course content
  • Maintain office hours in accordance with Faculty negotiated agreement requirements
  • Perform related duties as assigned
Conditions of Employment:
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check
  • Maintenance of continuing education requirements through the American Health Information Management Association

The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate:

  • Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment
  • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace
  • Competence with and commitment to the professional field of Health Information Management and the American Health Information Management Association
  • Knowledge and experience in a wide variety of health care settings and facilities
  • Working knowledge of information technology and applications in teaching and the health care field
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully with students representing diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and learning abilities in both face to face and virtual environments
  • Skill in building and maintaining internal/external customer satisfaction
  • Commitments to functioning as an effective team member
  • Familiarity and aptitude for current and emerging academically focused as well as HIM technology
  • Proven record of innovation
Required Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and verification of current credentialing
  • Eligibility for Washington State vocational certification
  • Three (3) years of current work experience in the field of Health Information Management
  • Intermediate experience with word processing and spreadsheet software
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in a closely related field from an accredited college or university
  • Teaching Experience (traditional, clinical, online formats) in a formalized educational facility or experience conducting industry training
  • Strong HIM operations, compliance and HIPPA, data quality, EHR implementation, and management experience
  • Five (5) years of current work experience in the field of Health Information Management
  • Experience using computers as an instructional aide in and out of the classroom to enhance learning
Instructions for Resume Submission:
Application Materials & Procedures:

Complete application packages must include the following: Selected candidates will be invited for interview which will include a teaching demonstration. Application materials must be submitted online through our website.
  1. Tacoma Community College application
  2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications of the position
  3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate)
  4. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively educate a diverse population of learners. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages):
    1. Expressing your cultural self-awareness,
    2. Describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, and
    3. Demonstrating how you apply these to the learning/working environment

Terms of Employment

This is a full-time, tenure track position contracted on an annual basis. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee is required. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by official transcripts.

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