• Charge Master Analyst

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    Requisition ID
    2018-44585
    Category
    Administrative
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Department
    ICE CORE FIN Cost Acctg & Decision Supt
    Post End Date
    9/24/2018
  • Overview

    The Charge Master Analyst is a technical expert relative to the Hospital’s Charge Description Master (CDM), ensuring that the charging practices are current, compliant and accurate to capture appropriate revenue on an ongoing basis. This position partners with the Manager of Revenue & Cost Accounting to lead the Charge Master Committee to meet compliance, pricing, and reimbursement regulations and to facilitate formal review of all CDM additions, changes, and deletions. Maintains knowledge of current and upcoming coding and reimbursement requirements.

    Salary to commensurate experience.

     

    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    Responsibilities

    • Maintains the charge master in accordance with the organization’s Charge Description Master Policy by incorporating new charges/services identified by departments, third-party changes, special requirements, coding updates and applicable laws and regulatory requirements.
    • Maintains an audit trail of charge master changes, communicates these changes to the hospital departments that will be impacted.
    • Evaluates departmental CDM requests to insure that all additions, changes and deletions are consistent with proper hospital change and coding practices.
    • Serves as the liaison with Epic IT staff to insure changes are accurate and completed in a timely manner.
    • Serves as the principal point of contact for charging issues.
    • Leads twice weekly conference calls with Charge Master Committee to approve new procedures.
    • Responsible for coordinating the monthly Charge Master Committee meeting. This involves formulating an agenda and completing the meeting minutes.
    • Responsible for maintaining and merging Epic CDM data into the Craneware Chargemaster Toolkit product (3rd party software).
    • Responsible for maintaining and updating an Access database of the Epic CDM information each month.
    • Reports Epic charge-related issues for resolution.
    • Must understand the Epic charging workflows for each clinical department in order to effectively audit and troubleshoot charging issues.
    • Conducts reviews of charging workflows to identify and optimize charging.
    • Works with closely with clinical departments, hospital billing, hospital compliance, health information management, managed care contracting and information technology to ensure.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Health Administration or related field OR High School diploma/GED plus 4 years of experience working with the charge description master required   

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

    Certification in one or more of the following: CPC (Certified Professional Coder), CCA (Certified Coding Associate), CCS (Certified Coding Specialist), RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician), RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator), CHFP (Certified Healthcare Financial Professional) or FHFMA (Fellow of Healthcare Financial Management Association) or CRCR (Certified Revenue Cycle Representative) preferred.

    UAMS is an inclusive Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. 

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Occasionally
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Occasionally
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
    Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Dust

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