Director, Coding

Director, Coding in NASHVILLE, TN

Schedule: Full Time

Ardent Health Services invests in quality health care. In people, technology, facilities and communities, Ardent makes considerable investments, producing high quality care and extraordinary results. Ardent includes: 4 divisions with 20 hospitals in six states, 18,000 employees, 500+ employed physicians, $3 billion in revenues.

The Director Shared Coding will bring to the table proven experience in managing all aspects of the hospital coding function, which includes accounts receivable (AR) and bill hold. To achieve appropriate and timely reimbursement and data integrity the Director Shared Coding Services must ensure accurate, compliant and timely coding.

The Director Shared Coding is responsible for:

  • Responsible for the daily oversight of coding related activities for company Shared Coding Services. Responsible for monitoring daily staffing needs in support of shared coding functions as it relates to coding.
  • Directly supervise Shared Coding Managers.
  • Work with managers to promote coder growth and improvement.
  • Has an extensive knowledge of coding and reimbursement systems, including ICD-10-CM/PCS, HCPCS/CPT, MS-DRGs and APCs.
  • Oversees DNFB and all coding related activities related to A/R. Works with AVP of Shared Coding and other leadership to establish financial goals.
  • Oversees coder QC program.
  • Oversees and maintains quarterly coder compensation plan.
  • Thorough understanding of coding systems and prospective payer requirements; thorough understanding of documentation requirements, queries and documentation improvement processes.
  • Coordinates with Director of Coding Education to deliver timely and necessary education based on recent quality audits, Altegra audits, etc.
  • Communicates at all levels of the organization.
  • Participates in coding roundtable education.
  • Participates in system testing relative to 3M updates, Epic, and other coding related systems to ensure system effectiveness.
  • Responsible for maintaining required CE Hours for continued certification.

  • Bachelors Degree, Health Information Management, RHIA; coding credential preferred

Experience & Requirements:

  • 5-7 years management of coding and abstracting in ICD-10-CM/PCS, HCPCS/CPT, modifiers
  • Advanced computer and software skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, encoder/grouper, McKesson or Epic