You will be responsible for improving the overall quality and completeness of medical coding and clinical documentation. In close collaboration with SMART Coding Auditors, Medical Coding staff and CDI leadership, you will:
·Ensure that monthly audits are conducted within departmental process flows
·Update or create policies and procedures
·Work to ensure accurate and timely completion of the monthly quality reports
·Oversee monthly data collection, report completion and dissemination of final reports to leadership
·Ensure that the SMART Audit staff complete monthly assessments of the Medical Coding staff
·Assign and complete focused reviews of specific coding and documentation issues
You will also communicate with management on a weekly basis to track, monitor and trend statistics within the SMART team, Abstracting staff and CDI team.
We’re seeking an exceptional, self-directed and highly detail-oriented Certified Coding Specialist with:
·Three years of auditing and supervisory experience
·Five years of experience in inpatient coding preferred
·Excellent communication, interpersonal, presentation, analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills
·Ability to provide education to Medical Coding, CDI, physician and other departments
·RHIA/RHIT highly desirable
·A background in utilization management/case management preferred
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
At UCLA Health, you can help heal humankind, one patient at a time by improving health, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness. As you do, you’ll achieve great things in your life and your career. We’re a world-class health organization with four hospitals consistently recognized among the nation’s very best as well as an internationally-renowned medical school, primary and specialty care clinics and much more. Within our dynamic, innovative and growing organization, you’ll find exceptional opportunities to make the most of your abilities in a supportive, empowering and inclusive environment. If you embrace our values of Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Teamwork, Excellence and Discovery we invite you to see all you can accomplish at UCLA Health.