Review the scenario provided and the Clinical Coding Job Description in figure 7.2 to develop a job posting and appropriate interview questions. Provide a written report to the HIM director that contains all the deliverables outlined.
A large healthcare organization is expanding HIM centralized coding services based on the recent acquisitions of a rural hospital, long-term acute-care hospital, skilled nursing facility, and a behavioral health facility. All the coding functions for these newly acquired facilities will be centralized within the HIM department. Based on a work volume study it is estimated the HIM department will need four additional full-time equivalent (FTE) clinical coding specialists to perform the additional coding from the acquisition of these new facilities. Laura, the HIM coding manager, is responsible for working with the HR department consultant to develop a recruiting plan for these four open positions. Laura will need to provide a written recruitment plan to the HIM director of the organization.
Figure 7.2. Clinical coding specialist sample position description
Clinical Coding Specialist Sample Position Description
Initial Date: 01/01/2016
Review Date: Department: Health Information Management
Job Title: Clinical Coding Specialist
Reporting Relationship: Reports to HIM Coding Manager, Health Information Management; no direct reports
Pay Grade: Non-Exempt, Grade IV
Job Purpose: The purpose of this position is to apply the appropriate diagnostic and procedural codes to individual patient health information for data retrieval, analysis, and claims processing.
Job Responsibilities and Tasks
Clinical Classification Coding
Electronic Health Record
Job Requirements and Specifications
Develop a clinical coding specialist recruitment plan in collaboration with the HR consultant. The plan needs to include the following items.
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