Coding Manager

Meritus Health

Hagerstown, MD
Posted 2 months ago

Coding Manager

Job Category: Leadership

Requisition Number: CODIN007210

Meritus Medical Center
Hagerstown, MD 21742, USA


Coding Manager (Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient)

About Meritus Health

Meritus Health, western Maryland’s largest health care provider, is located at the crossroads of western Maryland, southern Pennsylvania and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. With nearly 3,000 employees, 500 medical staff members and 240 volunteers, Meritus Health serves about 200,000 residents of the tristate region.  We are a level III trauma center and certified stroke center.

Meritus Medical Center, the flagship facility of the health system, has more than 300 beds and is a Magnet® Recognized and Joint Commission accredited hospital. Meritus Medical Center has officially become a teaching hospital, serving as a clinical training site for the Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program, as well as for more than 1,000 nursing and allied health students annually.

Meritus Health also includes Meritus Medical Group, a network of 20 medical practices with more than 100 providers; Meritus Home Health; and Equipped for Life, a medical equipment company. Meritus Health is a 25% owner of Maryland Physicians Care, a 215,000 Medicaid member health plan. With a long-standing history of caring for the community, Meritus Health relentlessly pursues excellence to improve the health status of the region.

About the Opportunity:

The Coding Manager is responsible for the management, oversite and direction of coding functions for the Hospital Inpatient, Hospital Outpatient and PB Charge Verification/Coding (Professional Bill) staff and responsibilities.  Works with Coding Staff in all three sections to ensure the timely and accurate coding, abstracting and charge verification, to minimize days in AR and produce high-quality coding & reporting for claim submission and state & national reporting. The Coding Manager is also responsible for participation & guidance with MHAC and Mortality case reviews as well as high-level of participation in HSCRC data quality and submission processes.

What the Position Requires

  • Education – Associates in HIM required.  Bachelors a plus.
  • Experience – Experience with Hospital Inpatient, Hospital Outpatient and PB coding functions required. Minimum of 5 years ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT coding with at least 3 of those years supervisory experience.
  • Licensure/Certification – RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P and/or CPC credentials preferred. Strong emphasis on Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and CPC certification.
  • Knowledge/Skills/Abilities – Strong interpersonal skills, including high-quality verbal and written communication skills, demonstrates ability to interact with Medical Staff, strong motivational skills, high-level computer skills, including excel and other software, knowledgeable in medical audit processes, and able to appropriately handle an irate situation when needed. Knowledge of The Joint Commission requirements, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS and CPT coding.   Must have experience and knowledge of encoder, and coding software, along with DRG grouping, APR-DRG grouping, and medical record abstracting. EPIC and 3M experience preferred, with a good working knowledge of the billing, registration and charge entry.

What we offer:

  • Participation in Management Incentive Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Comprehensive benefit plan to include 401k with employer match, health, dental, vision.
  • Company paid STD, LTD and Life Insurance.
  • Robust PTO accrual.



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