Wellforce PHO Risk Adjustment Manager in Woburn, Massachusetts
Position Summary: The Hallmark Health PHO Risk Adjustment Manager will lead and grow an emerging coder team as well as perform coder related functions as part of the Coding Program for PHO community providers. This individual will report to the Director of Provider Services and work collaboratively with others in the organization, including Medical Directors, the EMR team, and PHO staff to drive the overall strategy. The PHO Risk adjustment Manager will mentor and directly/indirectly manage other member(s) of the risk adjustment team (reporting relationship contingent on the management experience/skills of the individual). This individual will have a solid understanding of risk based financial models, such as Medicare Advantage, Medicare Next Gen, Managed Medicaid and Commercial budget models (i.e., BCBS AQC Model) and how risk capture impacts financial results within these models. The individual will implement, support and develop various aspects of this program, including clinician training, program reporting, and will play a role in shaping the organizational structure as the Coding Program continues to evolve. A key aspect of the role is the development, customization and presentation of risk adjustment educational principals and program results to PHO providers as appropriate for different providers and practice staff (MDs, NP/PAs, medical billers, etc.). As a leader on the team, the role will play a quality assurance function and help drive risk adjustment standards, policies and procedures based on the most recent industry guidelines. Position responsibilities include overseeing risk capture performance, reporting and assisting with the following: coding, abstracting and analyzing/reviewing medical records for the PHO risk adjustment programs to ensure proper medical diagnoses are coded appropriately and that the members’ medical record documentation supports the codes accurately in accordance with CMS, CPT and ICD.10 guidelines.
Minimum requirements include:
one of the following professional certifications from AHIMA or AAPC: Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS or CCS-P), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified Outpatient Coder (COC)
AND a Certified Risk Adjustment Coder certification (CRC).
A Certified Risk Adjustment trainer certification is a plus.
Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare or related field; Master’s degree is a plus.
Requires at least 6-10 years in medical claims coding, including coding abstraction, and advanced knowledge of coding rules within the risk adjustment forum required. 3-5 years progressively responsible leadership experience and/or previous experience working in an educational / training role preferred.
Experience working with CMS, risk adjustment, health insurers and medical providers strongly preferred.
Presentation/training abilities and experience required .
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to interact professionally with all levels of management and clinical teams
Expertise in risk adjustment and risk adjustment methodologies
Advanced knowledge of ICD.10 coding required
Familiarity with EMR technology. Experience with GE Centricity and EPIC preferred. Experience with Clinnovations / Nordic / similar products a plus.
Expert knowledge of medical terminology and abbreviations and disease, illness and injury processes
Expertise in CMS HCC risk adjustment model. Managed Care experience preferred.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Powerpoint and Excel required. Knowledge of Access desirable.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills