Health Information Management Coding Specialist
Full-Time, 80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift
Covenant Health Overview:
Covenant Health is East Tennessee’s top-performing healthcare network with 10 hospitals and over 85 outpatient and specialty services, and Covenant Medical Group, our area’s fastest-growing physician practice division. Headquartered in Knoxville, Covenant Health is a community-owned, not-for-profit healthcare system and the area’s largest employer with over 11,000 employees.
Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named six times by Forbes as a Best Employer.
Position Summary: This individual provides leadership, direction, and training for the coding staff. Working directly with the physicians, Manager of Health Information Management, Director of Registration/Admitting, and Medical Staff education efforts, serves as the user advocate between Health Information Management (HIM), Clinical Effectiveness and Registration. Other job duties include: improving health record documentation and coding accuracy, developing and updating all departmental policies and procedures relative to coding, performing quality reviews of coding/abstracting and focusing on problem solving issues related to denials. Provides assurance that billing practices are complete, accurate, and in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.
Minimum Experience: Five or more (5+) years coding experience.
Licensure Requirement: Coding or RHIT certification required. Registered Health Information Technologist preferred.
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