1+ months

Inpatient DRG Coding Auditor II (SCA)

Myrtle Point, OR 97458
Regular Full Time
Pay Range: 32.00-39.00

As a member of our medical audit team, the Inpatient DRG Coding Auditor will have an opportunity to make a direct contribution to the companys bottom line in our rapidly growing healthcare business. You will leverage your MS-DRG and APR-DRG coding knowledge and medical claims experience from an inpatient setting, to identify client records with billing coding issues and recovery opportunities.

In addition, you will help identify and refine new issues for Performant to present to our clients for audit strategy, assist in developing training material or assist in training for new issues. You must possess a unique blend of medical coding experience, business aptitude and understanding of payables/receivables, commitment to excellence, critical eye for quality and accuracy, team spirit and the self-drive to meet and exceed productivity goals.

You must enjoy spending time solving puzzles, researching, and giving attention to detail. Your depth in knowledge of medical billing standards and systems, and adaptability applying those skills will allow you to have an immediate impact to the team. Candidates who will thrive in this collaborative environment enjoy variety in their work and are willing to learn new systems and client requirements, anytime and anywhere.

If you are ready to use your strengths in medical coding, keen eye for identifying issues, and passion for excellence in a new way, this is the job for you! Performant Financial Corporation is a provider of technology workflow management solutions for various government, healthcare and financial services markets. We focus on audit and recovery services through our proprietary technology platform, combined with robust data analytics and experience gathered through decades of proven processes. Our base technology, workflow management processes and data management are flexible and extensible, as proven by our ability to service complex and competitive markets.

Performant is committed to:

Accurate auditing of payment streams
Efficient recovery of past due receivables
Intelligent management of financial assets. We provide services in highly regulated arenas in the public and private sector, and we are committed to work in compliance with the laws and regulations that govern the industries we serve.

What you will do:

Objectively and accurately conduct coding reviews on medical records for assigned client audit contract while meeting compliance, productivity and quality expectations.
Appropriately refer reviews for clinical validation.
Enter and update all contract and/or review findings a supporting documentation into the audit processing system.
Write logic/parameters for system edits to detect incorrect coding over payments, aberrant and abusive coding patterns.
Proof of concept development and data analysis of reports for potential edit development.
Monitor CMS and major payer coding and reimbursement policies.
Assist in identifying new issues for audit, perform research to validate new issues, and provide new rules, regulations and applicable Medicare or program language and explanation.
Maintain a current knowledge of all Medicare and Commercial regulations, policies and procedures.
Maintain certifications and training required to ensure eligibility to perform audits on behalf of Performant such as coding certification(s), as well as HIPPA and other compliance training provided by Performant.
Develop and maintain professional working relationships within the department and cross-functionally.
Notify management of:
* All correspondence indicating displeasure with the RA, in the over payment identification, or in the recovery methods utilized,
* Legal action, or
* Government intervention
Assist in developing material for training and facilitate or assist in MS-DRG audit training sessions.
Assist in educating Performant team members on coding, policies, regulations, appeal strategies, etc. as needed.
Attend conference calls and meetings as requested.
Demonstrate Performants company core values as a member of the team in performing ones role:
 *People respect for others, diversity and professionalism in communications and conduct
 *Innovation adaptability, and flexibility in applying skills in our dynamic business environment. Creativity and open minded in solving issues in our teams, in development and delivery of our products, and for our clients.
 *Excellence commitment to compliance, quality and achievement of business goals and results for our clients andfor our business.
Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned required to meet business needs in a highly professional manner
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

*Note - All employees and contractors for Performant Financial may and/or will have access to Sensitive, Proprietary, Confidential and/or Public data. As such, all employees and contractors will have ownership and responsibility to report any violations to the Confidentiality and Integrity of Sensitive, Proprietary, Confidential and/or Public data at all times.  Violations to Performants policy related to the Confidentiality or Integrity of data may be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including termination.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Possess knowledge of CMS rules and regulations
Proficient in the use of MCS 1500/UB 04 forms
Thorough working knowledge of CPT/HCPCs/ICD-9/ICD-10, MS-DRG coding
Working knowledge of encoder
Proven ability to review, analyze, and research coding issues
Reimbursement policy and/or claims software analyst experience
Familiarity with interpreting electronic medical records (EHR)
Basic understanding of accounting principles for accounts payable and receivable as it relates to medical billing
Courteous, professional, and respectful attitude
Adaptability of skills to handle any non-standard situations that may arise or apply skills in new ways as may be required to meet business needs
Ability to multi-task effectively and work independently in a remote setting
(*Must have acceptable home internet connection and meet requirements of Performant Teleworking Policies for remote work eligibility) 
Attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Typing skills, comfortable navigating and using desktop technology, as well as working knowledge of MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel).

Additional Requirements:

- Ability to obtain and maintain client required clearances as well as pass company regular background and/or drug screening.

- Completion of Teleworker Agreement upon hire, and adherence to the Agreement (and related policies and procedures) including, but not limited to: able to navigate computer and phone systems as a user to work remote independently using on-line resources, must have high-speed internet connectivity, appropriate workspace able to be compliant with HIPAA, safety & ergonomics, confidentiality, and dedicated work focus without distractions during work hours.

Physical Requirements:

**NOTE: Must be able to meet requirements for and perform work assignments in accordance with Company policies and expectations on a home remote basis (and must meet Performant remote-worker requirements). Basic office equipment required to perform remote work is provided by the company.

- Job is performed in a standard busy office environment with moderate noise level (or may be home-office setting subject to Company approval and Teleworker Agreement), sits at a desk during scheduled shift, uses office phone or headset provided by the Company for calls, making outbound calls and answering inbound return calls using an office phone system; views a computer monitor, types on a keyboard and uses a mouse.

- Reads and comprehends information in electronic (computer) or paper form (written/printed). 

- Sit/stand 8 or more hours per day; has the option to stand as needed while on calls; reach as needed to use office equipment.

- Consistently viewing a computer screen and types frequently, but not constantly, using a keyboard to update accounts.

- Consistently communicates on the phone as required primarily within the department and company and may include client contacts or other third-party depending on assignment with account holders, may dial manually when need or use dialer system; headset is also provided.

- Occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 10lbs.

Education and Experience:

Certification as a CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, or CCS-P

3+ years of (MS/APR) DRG coding for hospital or other acute facility setting (inpatient/SNF Facility)

2+ years of direct experience in medical chart review for all provider/claim types for inpatient/outpatient

2+ years of experience coding/auditing facility outpatient services

Prior auditing experience desirable in either a provider or payer environment

Previous payer experience in a claim processing, edit development, and/or coding and reimbursement policy a plus.

Other Requirements:

Performant is a Government contractor and subject to compliance with client contractual and regulatory requirements, including but not limited to, Drug Free Workplace, background requirements, and clearances (as applicable).

Must submit to and pass pre-hire background check, as well as additional checks throughout employment.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check; must not have any felony convictions or specific misdemeanors, nor on state/federal debarment or exclusion lists.

Must submit to and pass drug screen pre-employment (and throughout employment).

Performant is a government contractor. Certain client assignments for this position requires submission to and successful outcome of additional background and/or clearances throughout employment with the Company.

Applicants must have reliable, secure, high speed Internet access at their home office location.

Employment VISA Sponsorship is not available for this position

Job Profile is subject to change at any time.


Performant Financial Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Performant Financial Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, medical condition, marital status, citizenship status, military service status, political belief status, or any other consideration made unlawful by law.



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Posted: 2023-02-22 Expires: 2023-12-03
Analytics, audit, and recovery services for healthcare, government and student loans.



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Inpatient DRG Coding Auditor II (SCA)

Performant Financial
Myrtle Point, OR 97458


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