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Data Integrity Specialist

Methodist Health System Omaha, NE

Job Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Provides assistance to the MPC Coding Department related to charge entry and the charge capture process.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High School Diploma or General Educational Development (G.E.D) required

    • Experience
      • 12 months previous medical records or office preferred.
      • Experience with EMR preferred.

    • License/Certifications

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
      • Computer proficiency.
      • Ability to manage multiple activities.
      • Strong organizational skills.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force

    • Physical Activity
      • Not necessary for the position (0%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Lifting
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Reaching
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Sitting
        • Speaking/talking
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Hearing
        • Seeing/visual
        • Standing
        • Walking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born & blood borne viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-Ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Serves as primary contact for the MPC Coding Department to assist with charge entry and charge capture.
        • Proficiency in data entry; 10-key and alpha-numeric.
        • Follows confidentiality policy 100% of the time.
        • Extensive knowledge of system required to perform the necessary job functions.

      • Perform charge entry from charge tickets prepared by Coding Department staff members.
        • Daily data entry performed on incoming workflow from Hospital Coding staff.
        • Maintains no more than a 72 hour backlog of charges to be entered.
        • Keypunch 125 lines per hour.
        • Maintain 98% keypunch accuracy.

      • Perform charge entry from word documents and excel documents prepared by Compliance Department staff members.
        • Flexible in the types of documents being worked.

      • Performs encounter combine function when requested/appropriate to correct encounter errors in EMR.
        • Combine encounters correctly 98% of the time.
        • Combine encounters within 24 hours of notification 95% of time.

      • Download, format and distribute hospital discharge reports for Hospital Coding staff members.
        • Download, format and distribute daily hospital discharge reports within 24 hours.
        • Download, format and distribute weekly hospital discharge catch-up report within 24 hours
        • Download, format and distribute monthly hospital discharge catch-up report within 24 hours.

      • Download and review the monthly OB report.
        • Communicate with MPC Support staff any encounters that require EDC added.
        • Communicate with the Business Office staff any outlying encounters.

      • Download Vascular studies reports on a daily basis.
        • Review reports for missing charges.
        • Prepare missing charges for Vascular coder.
        • Key charges once coder has validated missing charges are accurate.

      • Validate data entry reports on a daily basis.
        • Validate keypunch accuracy from previous days date entry.
        • Identify errors in a timely fashion for supervisor.
        • Prepare error reports for timely corrections by Compliance Department.

      • Prepare data entry reports for retention.
        • Daily preparation of data entry reports for retention.
        • Follow retention plan 100% of the time.

      • Identify CPT codes that are not built in the system.
        • Identify CPT codes that cannot be keyed into the system, including the Activity Type.
        • Prepare the IT build report on a weekly basis for timely code build.

      • Other projects as identified by supervisor.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

Job Details

Date Posted December 5, 2018
Date Closes February 3, 2019
Requisition 11682
Located In Omaha, NE
Work At Physicians Clinic Inc
Department Coders
Shift Daytime
Hours 8-4:30 hours per week
SOC Category 00-0000.00