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Vice President of HIM Coding Job in Spokane Valley, Washington

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Job Title: Vice President of HIM Coding

Employer:Healthcare Resource Group
Skills:coding services,management,coding,auditing,compliance
Specialties:Professional Fee, Facility OP, Facility IP
Required Certifications:RHIA or RHIT or CCS or CCS-P
Preferred Certifications:CHC
Required Experience:11 to 100 years
Preferred Experience:11 to 100 years
Location:12610 E Mirabeau Parkway Spokane Valley 99216, WA, US
Date Posted:7/6/2018

Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) provides revenue cycle services to hospitals and clinics. Our Healthcare Information Management (HIM) Division offers physician and facility coding services to meet the needs of our healthcare provider clients.


We are seeking an experienced HIM Coding Vice President to provide overall direction of coding services, strategic initiatives, and operational management.  This is a significant professional opportunity for an energetic, passionate HIM professional who wants to make a difference in the HIM community. As an Employee Owned Company, we are committed to providing extraordinary service delivered with the utmost integrity and professionalism.


Position Summary:

The Vice President (VP) of Health Information Management (HIM) Coding holds an executive role within Healthcare Resource Group (HRG) and is responsible for the overall direction of HIM Coding activities across all HRG clients. The VP is responsible for strategic initiatives, financial and operational management and leadership, program development, and labor management of all HIM Coding operations. The VP of HIM Coding develops and executes standardization and efficiency visions and strategies that support the overall performance, quality improvement, and financial health of HRG and clients. The VP of HIM Coding is responsible for the integrity of coding and compliance with all state and federal laws and regulatory bodies. As with all leadership roles at HRG, the VP will be expected to lead by example integrally embracing HRG’s culture and passions as they currently exist and are developed moving forward.


What HRG Offers:

  • Competitive compensation and bonus program
  • Medical / Dental / Vision / Prescription / Life / Disability / Wellness Program
  • Employee ownership and direct impact on business outcomes
  • HRG paid retirement plan - Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid time off, sick days and paid holidays
  • Merchant discounts


Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight of all HIM Coding functions
  • Establish and actively manage relationships with clients, vendors, and e-Owners ensuring a service oriented, high quality operations and support environment for all
  • Provide contract management for the coding business line
  • Review, analyze, and manage division projects ensuring timely completion according to schedules and budgets developed with clients
  • Coordinate with clients and service line management, system requirement evaluations, vendor evaluations, system selections, and negotiation of contracts to achieve business objectives
  • Lead departmental policy development
  • Provide leadership for HRG e-Owners by practicing fair and consistent treatment while enforcing staff compliance with corporate policies
  • Promote the HRG culture advocating pride of ownership and creating an engaging work environment for onsite and remote e-Owners


Position Responsibilities: 

  • Compliant operations and coding performance
  • Design strategies to reduce risk related to HIM coding activities; formulate and advance innovative strategies to provide operational excellence
  • Develop and lead all HIM coding teams and clients to achieve and sustain coding quality and performance metrics, including coding quality and productivity for physician/clinic, facility inpatient, facility outpatient, as well as coding compliance audit accuracy
  • Develop and execute against associated budgets, ensuring budgetary guidelines and operational margins are met
  • Participate in executive level financial reviews, providing overview of HIM Coding performance  
  • Establish key performance indicators for HIM Coding programs to monitor performance and ensure HRG and client goals are met
  • Monitor HIM Coding metrics to identify any performance deficiencies; drive systemic feedback for corrective action
  • Determine and monitor resources needed to optimally perform
  • Ensure appropriate controls exist throughout the organization to create accountability and effective management of HIM Coding operations
  • Implement HIM Coding industry leading practices for compliant coding
  • Stay abreast of ongoing healthcare changes, competition, and best practices to plan and execute strategic initiatives
  • Travel as needed to client sites and professional organization conferences




  • At least ten years relevant experience in leading HIM Coding services and working with multiple clients, coders, and auditors


  • AHIMA coding certification (RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P) is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management is preferred
  • Healthcare Compliance Certification (CHC) is preferred
Knowledge & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of Health Information Management Coding operations and applicable metrics and financials including improvements and impact on operating margins
  • Revenue cycle and business oriented with structure and performance excellence experience
  • Compliance expertise in applicable aspects of HIM Coding
  • Experience with HIPAA and related federal and state privacy laws
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point)


Other Requirements

  • Ability to make independent decisions
  • Ability to travel by automobile or commercial transportation
  • Must be able to work under stressful circumstances
  • Ability to read documents and computer screens for extended periods of time
  • Sitting at a desk or computer terminal and writing, typing, keying, and coding information

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