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Coding Manager - Fairbanks, Alaska - Tanana Chiefs Conference

Salary: $54,909 per year - estimated ?
Location: Badger, AK
Company: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Hours: Full time
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Coding Manager

IRC38740

Full-time; Regular

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https://www.tananachiefs.org/careers/

Agency Statement:

The Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is an Alaska Native non-profit corporation, charged with advancing Tribal self-determination and enhancing regional Native unity. TCC has an extensive rural health care system to support health and promote wellness to Indian Health Service beneficiaries.



Required Skills

Representative Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Revenue Cycle Manager, job incumbent will:

  • Directly Supervises coding team & provides them with continuous training and education. Directly responsible for assuring coders meet accuracy and productivity standards.
  • Audit medical record documentation to identify undercoded and upcoded services; prepares reports of findings and meets with providers to provide education and training on accurate coding practices and compliance issues.
  • Researches, analyzes, and responds to inquiries regarding compliance, inappropriate coding, denials, and billable services.
  • Interacts with physicians and other patient care providers regarding billing and documentation policies, procedures, and regulations; obtains clarification of conflicting, ambiguous, or non-specific documentation.
  • Trains, instructs, and/or provides technical support to Medical Providers and Medical Coders as appropriate regarding coding compliance documentation, and regulatory provisions, and third party payer requirements.
  • Interacts with providers and management to review and/or implement codes and to update charge documents.
  • Ensures strict confidentiality of records.
  • Attends coding conferences, workshops, and in-house sessions to receive updated coding information and changes in coding and/or regulations.
  • Codes encounters and ensures that the coding queue is up to date.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned


Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent, Associate's or Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.
  • Any combination of education, training or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position preferred may be substituted for the degree preference.
  • Must have current coding certification from American Academy of Professional Coders or American Health Information Management Association.
  • Knowledge of CFR 42 part 2, HIPAA and HITECH required.
  • Four years of coding experience preferred.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA and HITECH Act standards.
  • Must pass background check pursuant to federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.
  • Must pass background check pursuant to Alaska DHSS and federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.
  • Membership in AAPC and/or AHIMA required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, Coding Guidelines, ICD-10CM, CPT-4, and HCPCS coding.
  • Knowledge of current and developing issues and trends in medical coding procedure requirements.
  • Knowledge of auditing concepts and principals.
  • Knowledge of patient care charts and documentation standards.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.

Supervision: This position supervises up to 15 coding positions.

To apply, please visit https://www.tananachiefs.org/ or you may contact Human Resources at (907)452-8251 or humanresources@tananachiefs.org for more information.



Representative Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Revenue Cycle Manager, job incumbent will:

  • Directly Supervises coding team & provides them with continuous training and education. Directly responsible for assuring coders meet accuracy and productivity standards.
  • Audit medical record documentation to identify undercoded and upcoded services; prepares reports of findings and meets with providers to provide education and training on accurate coding practices and compliance issues.
  • Researches, analyzes, and responds to inquiries regarding compliance, inappropriate coding, denials, and billable services.
  • Interacts with physicians and other patient care providers regarding billing and documentation policies, procedures, and regulations; obtains clarification of conflicting, ambiguous, or non-specific documentation.
  • Trains, instructs, and/or provides technical support to Medical Providers and Medical Coders as appropriate regarding coding compliance documentation, and regulatory provisions, and third party payer requirements.
  • Interacts with providers and management to review and/or implement codes and to update charge documents.
  • Ensures strict confidentiality of records.
  • Attends coding conferences, workshops, and in-house sessions to receive updated coding information and changes in coding and/or regulations.
  • Codes encounters and ensures that the coding queue is up to date.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent, Associate's or Bachelor's degree in related field preferred.
  • Any combination of education, training or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position preferred may be substituted for the degree preference.
  • Must have current coding certification from American Academy of Professional Coders or American Health Information Management Association.
  • Knowledge of CFR 42 part 2, HIPAA and HITECH required.
  • Four years of coding experience preferred.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA and HITECH Act standards.
  • Must pass background check pursuant to federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.
  • Must pass background check pursuant to Alaska DHSS and federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.
  • Membership in AAPC and/or AHIMA required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, Coding Guidelines, ICD-10CM, CPT-4, and HCPCS coding.
  • Knowledge of current and developing issues and trends in medical coding procedure requirements.
  • Knowledge of auditing concepts and principals.
  • Knowledge of patient care charts and documentation standards.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.

Supervision: This position supervises up to 15 coding positions.

To apply, please visit https://www.tananachiefs.org/ or you may contact Human Resources at (907)452-8251 or humanresources@tananachiefs.org for more information.

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