Providence Health & Services Auditor Pre-Payment External in Beaverton, Oregon
Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Auditor Pre-Payment External to our location in Beaverton, OR
Are you an AAPC or AHIMA certified coder? Do you like abstracting chart notes to solve coding challenges and educate providers? Do you want to be part of a team reducing fraud and abuse in healthcare? Then Providence Health Plan would like to hear from you! We are seeking an External Pre-Payment Audit Investigator who will support the compliance related activities of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) at the Health Plan. This role develops, implements and performs compliance related claim pre-payment auditing and monitoring activities at the Health Plan. This includes the identification, investigation and correction of fraudulent and/or abusive billing and coding practices; coordination of pre-payment chart abstraction prior to benefit application and recovery of overpayments related to fraudulent and/or abusive billing and coding practices; and providing customer service support and education related to coding, medical record documentation requirements, healthcare compliance and fraud, waste and abuse to Health Plan staff, vendors and contracted providers/facilities.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Collaborates with provider contract administration staff, systems administration staff, operations staff, quality medical management staff and provider relations and network development staff on fraud, waste and abuse issues and will actively seek changes required in Health Plan operations and claims adjudication system set up to prevent overpayments for fraudulent and/or abusive billing and coding practices on a pre-adjudication basis.
Works closely with Health Plan legal counsel on pre-payment audit, payment avoidance, and some overpayment recoveries and provider contract terminations related to fraud, waste and abuse audits.
Conduct fraud, waste and abuse pre-payment claim audits in accordance with compliance and External Audit directives and prepare detailed audit reports for management, legal counsel and providers, as requested.
Identify, investigate and resolve billing and coding related inquiries and complaints from beneficiaries, members, regulatory agencies and internal and external customers through pre-payment denials, and education to providers.
Perform data analysis of provider and member payment integrity issues and facilitate business process improvement to ensure health plan compliance.
Act as a resource on compliance issues or questions related to auditing and monitoring activities.
Perform pre-payment audit activities, including on-site record reviews, at provider offices as required.
Participate in and coordinate Provider Appeals process specific to SIU denials and/or overpayment demands.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
3 years coding experience with a healthcare provider, facility or health insurance company.
Experience in use of data mining software/tools.
Current coding certification from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and/or American Health and Information Management Association (AHIMA) (e.g., CPC, CPC-P, CPC-H, CCS, CCS-P).
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
2 years Fraud and Abuse audit experience in a health insurance company, healthcare provider, facility or other relevant healthcare environment.
Project management experience, education program development experience and group presentation experience.
Current certification as an Accredited Healthcare Fraud Investigator (i.e.; AHFI, CFI).
Certification as an Internal Auditor (i.e. CPMA, CHCA) or Healthcare Compliance (CHC) certification.
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Job Category: Internal Audit
Req ID: 292423