Revenue Integrity Analyst-FT in Harlingen, TX at Harlingen Medical Center

Date Posted: 7/22/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    5501 U.S. 77
    Harlingen, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/22/2019

Job Description



Overview

The Revenue Integrity Analyst determines the appropriateness of patient charges based on the Charge Description Master (CDM) and assigned HCPCS/CPT coding, by reviewing and analyzing the medical record documentation against the itemized bill, clinical procedures, department documented charging practices, facility protocol, and other applicable practices.  This review includes the verification of coding, charging and billing data for accuracy and completeness and compliance with regulatory requirements to resolve edits or exceptions detected during system processing of the claim in the patient accounting system, claims scrubber systems, or in the payer’s system. Revenue Integrity Analyst will coordinate to ensure optimum process towards maintaining a low DNFB by clarifying any process failures, i.e., clinical documentation deficiencies, late charge entry, IT technical issues, delays in scanning, indexing, analysis, etc.

This position also serves as a liaison between facility administration, patient accounts and ancillary department directors, regarding charging issues, clinical documentation issues and revenue opportunities.  Providing review results and developing and coordination educational in-services for facility staff related to charging/billing issues is also a key responsibility of this position. At times, this position may collaborate with the compliance Analyst to perform retrospective, concurrent, patient requested, and external billing audits.

 

Responsibilities

Conduct a thorough review of the documentation available in the record, and ensure accurate assignment of appropriate codes for diagnoses and procedures. Follow coding guidelines as specified by AHA Coding Clinic and hospital policy.  Commit to code assignment and data reporting in an unbiased, honest and ethical manner.Analyze and resolve specific billing edits that are delaying claims from processing in the Patient Accounting and/or Claims processing systems.  This includes the verification and/or correction of billing data for accuracy and completeness by following regulatory requirements and reviewing the medical record, facility protocol, and other applicable documentation.  Perform charge review and analysis as needed by verifying billing data as compared to chart documentation and regulatory requirements and making corrections in Patient Accounting as needed.  By analyzing findings, make recommendations to facility ancillary department directors to improve documentation, accurate coding, charge capture accuracy and charging flow efficiency.Consistently review and update coding status in the abstract module.  Monitor un-coded records, taking initiative to resolve any issues and ensure timely abstracting and coding of data.Identify charging, coding, or clinical documentation trended issues and work with appropriate leadership and ancillary departments to resolve issues and conduct follow-up reviews to assure ongoing compliance.Perform concurrent review of hospital bills to document unbilled, underbilled, and overbilled items/services. Consult with CDS/medical staff when necessary, for purposes of clarification of diagnoses and/or procedures.Monitor DNFB, charge capture activities and collaborate with hospital staff to resolve issues, identify charge capture opportunities, and optimize DNFB/charge capture processesAddress patient concerns regarding charges and services verbally and in written form within five business days from receipt of request.Resolve patient account billing and coding issues regarding the Outpatient Code Editor(OCE) and the Correct Coding Initiative(CCI) by reviewing medical documentation, medical coding classification systems, and specific insurer/payer requirements for compliance with billing regulationsMaintain billing and coding knowledge and attend webcasts and conferences as required & Other duties as assigned or required.

 

 

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Healthcare, Business or related field is required.Certification or license as a Certified Coding Specialist (C.C.S.), or Registered Health Information Technician (R.H.I.T.), or Registered Health Information Administrator (R.H.I.A.); required.Experience with PCs, word processing, spreadsheet, Analytics, and database software applications is required.Two years’ experience in a role related to revenue capture/charging, auditing, coding is required.   Successful completion of college level courses in medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and coding ICD-10 and CPT/HCPCS; required.Use of an encoder software product for code assignment in an acute care setting; preferred.Computer data entry with 10-key preferred, with accurate typing speed of 35 wpm; preferred.Strong quantitative, analytical and organization skills.Proficient in chart review, clinical record information systems and coding methodologies.Ability to understand and interpret medical records, hospital bills, and the Charge Master.Ability to understand all ancillary department functions.Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent critical thinking skills.Excellent interpersonal skills to build effective partnering relationships with physicians, nurse staff and hospital management staff.Ability to work independently in a time-oriented environment.Computer literacy and familiarity with the operation of basic office equipment.Assertive personality traits to facilitate ongoing administration communication.Working knowledge of Medicare reimbursement system and coding structures preferred.

 

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