Chargemaster Auditor

Job Description

UC Health is hiring a full time, remote Charge Master Auditor for the Charge Master Services Department.

The Charge Master Auditor is responsible for executing charge related audits. They assist in evaluating compliance related services that resolve charging discrepancies and provide charging related outreach education to clinical departments on charging processes and procedures. Instrumental in working Infusion related edits and providing education to our Infusion Clinical Departments.

About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

Responsibilities

Perform Audits:
  • Performs detailed and focused charge audits on inpatient and outpatient accounts.
  • These can include defense, prebill, and cpt/charge code line item audits.
  • Evaluates the appropriateness of services and procedures charged based on supporting documentation and evaluates the appropriateness of ICD, CPT, and HCPCS codes.
  • Reviews audit results with management and staff and considers feedback from the internal/external customers as appropriate.
  • Tracks, reports, and effectively communicates audit findings including reimbursement and compliance information.
  • Enters and maintains charge audit results data.
  • Present audit findings and assist in the development of constructive recommendations/education to clinical departments.
  • Partner with Internal Audit to perform charge related audits in their annual audit program.

Charge Capture Outreach Education & Training:
  • Works with revenue producing clinical department managers to develop and provide educational sessions for staff concerning issues identified through the auditing process.
  • Responds to clinical department questions and reviews cases as necessary, to assist with correct charge capture process and procedures.
  • Attends educational sessions, training sessions and task forces sessions as directed.

Charge Edits:
  • Responsible for reducing Accounts Receivable on Unbilled Accounts by working charge related errors.
  • Research and resolve a variety of issues relating to charge capture. Edit claims (DNB, Claim Edits, and Stop Bills) within scope of authority to meet and satisfy timely billing.
  • Responsible for the analysis and necessary corrections of patient claims/accounts as it pertains to clean claim submissions and maintain work queues.

Process Improvement:
  • Identify areas of improvement to improve workflow to minimize errors and/or denials.
  • Share and present findings and recommendation for improved workflow.

Other Duties as Assigned:
  • Provides occasional backup for other auditors or CDM team members.


Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree required or equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA) or an equivalent certification preferred.
  • 1 - 2 Years equivalent experience - Required