Coding Supervisor

Job Requisition #: JR59850

End Date: 12/6/2021

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Clerical/Administrative/Billing, Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of “America's Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition®.

We are currently seeking a Coding Supervisor to provide supervision and coordination of all aspects of HIMS (Health Information Management Services) coding and abstracting in support of HIMS department goals for coding accuracy and accountability, productivity and total DNFC (Discharged Not Final Coded) levels. Functions within the Coding Management team and serves as backup support and assistance to the Associate Director of Coding and Data Quality.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Assists within the coding management team in the overall supervision and direction of daily coding and abstracting activities in HIMS. Acts on the direction of the Associate Director of Coding and Data Quality with responsibility for all duties and accountabilities of the coding staff.

  • Directly coordinates and own the daily tasks and accountabilities of Coding Coordinators with responsibility for coding quality assurance and staff training and development.

  • Provides direct supervision to the HIMS Coding Coordinators on a day to day basis and evaluates job performance.

  • Performs daily monitoring of staff duties pertaining to accuracy and efficiency and assists with work assignment to assure compliance with goals for total DNFC dollar amounts.

  • Performs oversight of the billing edit correction process workflow in conjunction with Patient Financial Services to accomplish edit resolution for claims processing on accounts that require HIMS coding review.

  • Provides recommendations and direction to Coding Coordinators for training and orientation of newly hired coders or assigned coding contractors to assure their readiness in using the CCHS medical record, coding, and reference applications.

  • Supports the HIMS Coding Management team with responsibility for the orientation, training and cross training of coding staff.

  • Performs or assigns record review tasks as vital as part the pre-bill edit resolution process, in compliance with HIMS internal audits for accurate coding, in response to audit requests from internal or external agencies, (eg RAC, OIG, Internal Audit and Compliance), or in response to coding accuracy verification requests from other departments.

  • Provides direction and support to Coding Coordinators for coding issue resolution and for ongoing coder training and mentoring through oversight of the coding and/or management query process.

  • Assists Associate Director of Coding and Data Quality and makes recommendations for coding staff professional development

  • Makes recommendations or assists with preparation of agenda and inservice presentations at regular coding staff meetings

  • Works with the Medical-Dental Staff, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist Team, and other departments for the resolution of issues pertaining to coding, documentation and reimbursement.

  • Assists in the preparation of policies and procedures for the HIMS Coding/Abstracting section.

  • Prepares and completes coding staff quarterly touch bases, makes recommendations for employee selection and development.

  • Assists with coding or other software system analysis, implementation, testing, and database management.

Education and experience requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Associate Degree in HIM or related field.

  • Two years supervisory experience required.

  • Four years Coding/DRG experience required, preferably in an acute care, teaching hospital.

  • Experience with Project Management.

  • Extensive knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and disease processes.

  • Knowledge of ICD and CPT coding nomenclature, UHDDS and general coding principles.

  • Thorough knowledge of Encoding, Abstracting, and Hospital Information Systems.

Special requirements:

  • AHIMA Certification as an RHIA/RHIT, preferred.

  • AHIMA Certification as a CCS, required.

Christianacare offers:

  • Collaborative and team focused environment.

  • Management Incentive Plan (annual).

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.

  • 403(b).

  • Generous paid time off.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

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We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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