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Associate Coding Specialist (Denials Management / Auth Appeals)
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  Job posted:   Thu Jun 7, 2018
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Associate Coding Specialist (Denials Management / Auth Appeals)
**Associate Coding Specialist - Denials Management (onsite position)**

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



+ 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.


_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.


+ 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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