This position conducts scheduled audits defined in the annual audit plan, as well as, requested unplanned audits resulting from an internal request or a government investigation. Plans, coordinates and manages audits and third party investigations under the direction of management. Conducts coding, billing and other business procedure audits and prepares and presents reports of findings at the direction of compliance leadership. Assists with the development of corrective actions and monitoring activities to mitigate risk and validate ongoing compliance with government regulatory requirements. Conducts internal investigations reported though the compliance/ethics line as applicable, assists the organizations compliance officers as directed to research and investigate concerns or questions related to compliance or regulatory requirements. Provides support to compliance leadership during government investigations, including document indexing, medical record review, research regarding applicable laws and regulatory requirements, internal policies, procedures/operational processes and maintaining investigation file integrity.
Researches regulatory requirements relative to assigned audits and develops audit tools. Conducts audits utilizing defined audit standards, communicates the audit process through a pre-audit conference, identifies areas of potential risk, prepares audit reports, communicates results though an audit exit conference, assists in the development of corrective action plans, monitors effectiveness of corrective action plans, and provides training if indicated.
Identifies training opportunities based on audits, designs and presents such education to prevent repeated compliance risks at the direction of the compliance leadership team. Provides compliance/documentation education sessions to physicians and other staff.
Coordinates external investigation efforts in conjunction with the Banner Law Department and Compliance leadership. Maintains investigation integrity by managing investigation files, reviewing applicable laws and regulations, Banner internal policies and relative operational processes.
Assists the organization's compliance officers, as directed, to research and investigate complaints, concerns or questions relative to compliance issues. Investigates and follows up on reported issues as directed.
Maintains awareness of laws and regulations and conducts research as needed to identify applicable laws, regulations and practices to maintain compliance. Reviews related policies and procedures and literature. Communicates applicable coding/compliance issues to the compliance officers and assists in the distribution of training of such changes.
Assumes additional responsibilities to assist and support the organization's compliance program often dealing with complex and unique situations and problems.
Performs all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as applicable professional standards. Provides all customers of Banner Health with an excellent service experience by consistently demonstrating our core and leader behaviors each and every day.
Requires knowledge typically gained with completion of a bachelor's degree in business, nursing, internal audit or related field.
Requires skills and abilities normally acquired with two to three years of clinical or healthcare operations experience and/or three to five years of experience in medical coding within a complex care environment. Must be able to understand, apply and interpret complex billing rules and regulatory requirements in a variety of treatment settings and healthcare-related government regulations, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Requires clinical knowledge, critical and analytical thinking skills to conduct compliance audits and draft reports. Written and verbal communication skills required. Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets required. Ability to organize workload, manage multiple projects, and maintain confidentiality of all work information.
Procedural, diagnostic coding certification through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist--Physician-based (CCS-P) or American Academy of Procedural Coders, Certified Professional Coder (CPC) or Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H) required in practice area. Registered Nurse (RN) licensure, Revenue Cycle, Coding, or legal experience. Bachelor degree strongly preferred. Experience in Healthcare operations, regulatory requirements, audit standards preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
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