Health Information Associates

Review Consultant

US-Remote Office
ID
2015-1019
Category
Review

Overview

Headquartered in Pawleys Island, SC, Health Information Associates (HIA) is a privately held company and was founded in 1992 by Betsy Bailey, RHIA and Deane Beamer, MHA. Prior to 1992, Mrs. Bailey held Director of HIM positions at two (2) hospitals in Virginia. Mr. Beamer had over thirty (30) years of experience as an Administrator working in various hospitals throughout the southeast.

 

Since its inception, HIA has partnered with hundreds of hospitals nationwide to provide customized comprehensive coding compliance reviews and educational services as well as coding support.  HIA has grown to become a highly respected provider due to its ability to adapt to industry changes while maintaining a cohesive and conservative approach. HIA’s attention to individual client needs, from the smallest critical access hospital to the largest healthcare corporation, has led to the type of long term and mutually beneficial partnerships it is fortunate to share with its clients.

 

Responsibilities

  • Reviews records assigned to ensure all codes reported are accurate to ICD-10 CM, PCS and/or CPT coding conventions
  • Reviews additional chart documentation to validate admission order, admission and discharge dates, point of origin, patient status, present on admission indicator, and coder queries to ensure accuracy
  • Uses various software applications, groupers, 3M and other coding tools to analyze and ensure appropriate codes, sequencing and edits
  • Runs preliminary and final statistical and coder specific reports
  • Completes client rebuttals and makes appropriate changes in HIAcompliance as needed
  • Prepares for Exit Conference using WebEX
  • Conducts Exit Conference with Administration
  • Conducts Exit Conference with Coding Staff
  • Prepares summation of Exit Conference
  • Meets with HIM Director following Exit

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma with RHIA, RHIT, and/or CCS credential
  • Minimum 5 years inpatient and outpatient coding experience in an acute care facility.
  • I-10-CM/PCS training
  • Computer proficiency, able to research coding questions and utilize HIA’s internal educational resources
  • Experience using Electronic Health Record (EHR)
  • High Speed Internet via Cable (no Satellite or wireless cell based)
  • Independent, focused individual able to work remotely.
  • Sound organizational, communication and critical thinking skills

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