The Coding Educator is responsible for providing on-going support and education of physicians, advanced practice providers, and Misson Partners with regard to proper documentaton and coding for services. The majority of this support will be provided "at the elbow" within the practice setting. The incumbent will be expected to build strong working relationships with all we serve within the assigned markets; present documentation and coding educational and training sessions; develop training materials relative to proper medical record documentation and coding; and assist with investigation of and implemention and monitoring of coding and charging activities. The Coding Educator will utilize resources such as: various benchmark data, compliance audits, and self-conducted audits to identify and investigate coding and documentation improvement opportunities.
Requires a high school diploma or the equivalent and 4 years of experience with physician office coding.
Advanced knowledge of CPT-4, HCPCS, ICD-10, and third party requirements is required.
Computer skills, with knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets, are required.
Ability to travel to all OSF regions with an occasional stay overnight.
Some college education and medical terminology helpful.
Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Office (CCS-P), Medical Office Assistant (MOA), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), preferred.
Experience in problem-solving and exercising initiative, judgment, and discretion a must.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, including physicians, staff, and others.
Applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, age physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability or an unfavorable discharge from military service.
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