As a part of the Tenet and Catholic Health Initiatives family, Conifer Health brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise to clients in more than 135 local regions nationwide. We help our clients strengthen their financial and clinical performance, serve their communities and succeed at the business of healthcare. Conifer Health helps organizations transition from volume to value-based care, enhance the consumer and patient healthcare experience and improve quality, cost and access to healthcare. Are you ready to be part of our solutions? Welcome to the company that gives you the resources and incentives to redefine healthcare services, with a competitive benefits package and leadership to take your career to the next step!
This job is responsible for ensuring that all appropriate billing charges for complex service lines are being captured, documented, charged and reimbursed for the assigned department in accordance with policies and procedures, and applicable regulatory standards and requirements. Position requires a working knowledge of CPT codes. Focuses on work unit and/or service-line reconciliation processes.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Others may be assigned.
Ensures accurate and timely charge-capture methodologies are in place and followed for the assigned work unit or service line, and that they are consistent (in terms of standardization) across pertinent areas/facilities as appropriate; reconciles charges against source documents to ensure that charges have been captured completely and accurately; monitors compliance with internal standards and procedures, and reports non-compliance issues to proper authority.
Identifies billing errors and/or omissions, working with appropriate staff/team members; ensures that revisions/corrections forwarded and incorporated in processing systems in timely manner. In-depth research and analysis may be required. Strong working knowledge of CPT codes are essential.
Provides training to staff engaged in billing data entry and related charge-capture/reconciliation activities to ensure procedures are understood and that charges booked are timely, appropriate, accurate, complete and properly documented.
Prepares reports, and provides departmental summary information to the Revenue Cycle team which is responsible for ensuring that all charges on a system-wide basis are being captured, charged and reimbursed appropriately and for overall compliance.
Maintain proficiency in potentially including subject matter including injection & infusion CPT Coding/charging, Observation, & abstracting of inpatient record to identify procedures performed.
Provide subject matter expertise to implement changes & system improvements that prevent charging errors and omissions as wells as collaborating in the upkeep & maintenance of clinical charging systems.
Other Duties as assigned including edit/holds, coordination with CDM team/system, client & peer education
Conifer requires its candidates, as applicable and as permitted by law, to obtain and provide confirmation of all required vaccinations and screenings prior to the start of employment activity. This may include, but is not limited to, the COVID-19 vaccination, influenza vaccination, and/or any future required vaccines and screenings.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge of the accepted principles, practices and tools relating to general healthcare billing, cost accounting and reimbursement.
Knowledge of policies, standards and methodologies pertaining to charge capture and reconciliation, reporting, documentation and general compliance.
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) is a diversified healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas with 112,000 employees. Through an expansive care network that includes United Surgical Partners International, we operate 65 hospitals and approximately 510 other healthcare facilities, including surgical hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care and imaging centers and other care sites and clinics. We also operate Conifer Health Solutions, which provides revenue cycle management and value-based care services to hospitals, health systems, physician practices, employers and other clients. Across the Tenet enterprise, we are united by our mission to deliver quality, compassionate care in the communities we serve.