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Associate Coding Specialist (Denials Management / Auth Appeals)
NASHVILLE TN 37230
Category: Other
  • Your pay will be discussed at your interview

Job code: lhw-e0-90672715

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Associate Coding Specialist (Denials Management / Auth Appeals)
**Associate Coding Specialist - Denials Management (onsite position)**






**Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:**



Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity -- of culture, thinking, learning and leading -- is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. **Vanderbilt's** mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.






Click Here To View The VUMC Promise of Discovery




**JOB SUMMARY:**

Reviews, accurately assigns, and abstracts diagnostic and procedural codes to encounters using designated coding classification with some guidance.





CODING CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: CPC, CCS, COC, RHIT, RHIA










**KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:**




+ Organizes and prioritizes fundamental coding work to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and hospital targets.

+ Assigns the most appropriate diagnosis and procedures to reflect the utilization of resources during the patient encounter.

+ Recognizes documentation clarification opportunities to ensure it supports all codes and designation assignments. Initiates coding queries or tasks.

+ The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.




**TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:**


_MEDICAL CODING_ - The transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes.


_MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY & DOCUMENTATION_ - The ability to comprehend medical terminology and documentation in an office, or surgical setting.


_CRITICAL THINKING_ - The objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.


_COMPLIANCE_ - Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.



**CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:**


+ Organizational Impact: Delivers job responsibilities that impact own job area/team with some guidance.

+ Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Uses existing procedures, research and analysis to solve standard job related problems that may require some judgement.

+ Breadth of Knowledge: Requires subject matter knowledge within a professional area to meet job requirements.

+ Team Interaction: Individually contributes to project/ work teams.









**VUMC Recent Accomplishments:**






Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:







+ **US News & World Report:** #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( **Bill Wilkerson Center** at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

+ **Truven Health Analytics:** among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

+ **Becker's Hospital Review:** one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

+ **The Leapfrog Group:** grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

+ **National Institutes of Health:** among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

+ **Magnet Recognition Program:** Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee

+ **Nashville Business Journal:** Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

+ **American Hospital Association:** among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US*CA













High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant experience





**Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):**




One of the following certifications required: **CPC, CCS, COC, RHIT, RHIA, CPC-H, CCS-P...**




**Additional Qualification Information:**






+ AAPC CPC, AHIMA CCS, AHIMA CCS-P, RHIT or RHIA certification required.







**Job** _Medical Coding and Billing_


**Organization:** _Coding and Auth. Appeals 10 108451_


**Title:** _Associate Coding Specialist (Denials Management / Auth Appeals)_


**Location:** _TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks (OHO)_


**Requisition ID:** _1805287_

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