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Supervisor, Physician Compliance

6017306

Internal Audit & Compliance

Farmingdale
992 North Village Avenue Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Full Time

Day shift

Catholic Health Services of Long Island (CHS) is an integrated health care delivery system with some of the region's finest health and human services agencies. CHS includes six hospitals, three skilled nursing facilities, a regional home nursing service, hospice and a multiservice, community-based agency for persons with special needs. Under the sponsorship of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, CHS serves hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders each year, providing care that extends from the beginning of life to helping people live their final years in comfort, grace and dignity.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Director of Compliance/AVP, Physician& Compliance, the Physician Compliance Audit Supervisor shall be primarily concerned with designing, developing, implementing, supervising and reviewing internal reviews to determine the accuracy of inpatient and outpatient physician coding and documentation for Catholic Health Services of Long Island and its System Affiliates (collectively CHS). As a member of the Internal Audit and Compliance Department (the Department), he/she shall not have any direct responsibility or authority over any of the activities or operations that he/she reviews. In accomplishing the compliance and internal audit function, the Vice President of Internal Audit and Compliance (the Vice President) and his/her staff is authorized to have full, free and unrestricted access to all CHS activities, records and personnel in accordance with approved compliance and audit programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Comply with The Code of Ethics of the Institute of Internal Auditors which sets forth standards of conduct and calls for high criterion of honesty, objectivity, diligence and loyalty.
  • Understand and maintain strict professional confidentiality of patient information, work plans and projects.
  • Maintain abreast of compliance issues related to the healthcare industry, annual coding updates and frequent regulatory changes.
  • Exercise due professional care in performing internal audits and compliance reviews. In addition, the Physician Compliance Audit Supervisor shall possess the knowledge, skills and disciplines essential to the performance of compliance reviews.
  • Coordinate and supervise the Senior Physician Compliance Auditors and Physician Compliance Auditors in collaboration with the Director of Compliance/AVP, Physician Compliance.
  • Coordinate and perform educational training programs consisting of appropriate documentation guidelines and accurate coding to all appropriate personnel, including coding staff, physicians, billing personnel and ancillary departments.
  • Conduct regular audits and coordinate the monitoring of coding and documentation accuracy; reviewing claim denials and rejections pertaining to coding and medical necessity issues.
  • Assist with orientation of new staff members.
  • Assist management with identifying opportunities for process improvement.
  • When planning, performing and reporting compliance reviews, the Physician Compliance Audit Supervisor under the direction of the AVP, Physician Compliance shall: Determine the scope, objectives and approach of each review to be performed.
  • Prepare compliance review statistics with emphasis on clearly describing the various auditing metrics.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret and document information to support audit findings.
  • Prepare audit reports to document area under review, procedures performed and conclusions met.
  • Perform oral presentations to all levels of management throughout the review, discussing review objectives and approach, deficiencies found (if any), and recommendations for improvement.
  • Appraise adequacy of management's response to recommendations cited in oral and written reports.
  • Provide individualized feedback and information to providers as it relates to the compliance audits being performed.
  • Conduct annual audits as it relates to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) work plans to ensure adherence with Federal and State guidelines.
  • Serve as a resource for department supervisors, staff, physicians and administration to obtain information on accurate and ethical coding and documentation standards, guidelines and regulatory requirements.
  • Obtain access to technologies and other resources which provide up to date releases on changes in laws, rules and regulations. Provide research and support for special projects within CHS.
  • Perform other related duties including special projects as required by the Department.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree required. CPC or CCS-P certification required. Six months of on the-the job training is required to become familiar with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Shall possess the knowledge, skills and disciplines essential to the performance of physician compliance reviews of healthcare institutions.
  • A strong knowledge base in complete and accurate clinical documentation.
  • A strong knowledge of Federal and State health care regulations, standards, policies and requirements pertaining to documentation, coding and billing.
  • The ability to accurately interpret and implement regulatory standards and legal requirements.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and have expertise in report writing and oral communications.
  • Strong professional attitude and have the ability to work with and communicate effectively with all levels of management and personnel.
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • 50 - 75% travel to other CHS Entities.
  • A minimum of three years of physician billing auditing experience is required. Extensive knowledge of ICD-9 and CPT coding principles, guidelines and practices is required.

At Catholic Health Services of Long Island your well-being comes first, with comprehensive compensation and benefits; our offerings go beyond the basics. In addition to multiple medical plans, life insurance, generous paid time off and flexible spending accounts, we also offer substantial tuition reimbursement, an employer funded pension plan and several savings plan options for your future.