Aetna Sr Coding Quality Auditor in Houston, Texas

Req ID: 56040BR

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for performing audits of medical records to ensure the ICD-10 codes that are submitted to the Centers for

Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Risk Adjustment Payment System (RAPS) are appropriate, accurate, and

supported by clinical documentation in accordance with all State and Federal regulations and internal policies and

procedures. Leads dispute resolutions.

FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENTS:

Performs audits of medical records to ensure all assigned ICD-10 codes are accurate and supported by written clinical

documentation.

Provides education to internal staff and external providers based on audit findings; provides general education on

ICD-10 codes as appropriate.

Serves as the training resource and subject matter expert to other team members for questions regarding ICD-10

coding and documentation requirements.

Effectively communicates the audit process and results to the appropriate departments and management.

Interfaces with providers and Health Plans to resolve disputes regarding appropriate coding and documentation

requirements.

Conducts process audits to ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures and existing CMS regulations;

identifies and recommends opportunities for process improvements so that productivity and quality goals can be met

or exceeded and operational efficiency and financial accuracy is achieved.

Remains current on ICD-10 codes, CMS documentation requirements, and State and Federal regulations.

Performs other related coding/quality duties as required.

BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE desired:

Minimum of 4 years recent and related experience in medical record documentation review, diagnosis coding, and/or auditing.

CPC (Certified Professional Coder) or CCS-P (Certified Coding Specialist-Physician) required

Experience with ICD-10 codes required.

Experience with Medicare and/or Medicaid Risk Adjustment process required

Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Effective communications, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Presentation skills to all levels within the office.

Experienced project management and time management skills required.

EDUCATION

The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a High School diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent experience.

TELEWORK SPECIFICATIONS:

Telework is a requirement for this position (no physical office location)

Considered only for locations in a specific region, state, or city; training period in the office may be required

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION

If you hold the CPC (Certified Professional Coder) certification, you will be required to obtain the CRC (Certified Risk Adjustment Coder) certification within 6 months post hire.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Job Function: Quality Management

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