May 31, 2024

Physician Coding Educator

  • Charleston Area Medical Center
  • Remote (This position has the ability to be onsite, remote or hybrid)
Full Time (CPC-A) Certified Professional Coder - Apprentice (CCS) Certified Coding Specialist

Job Description

Job Summary

The Physician Coding Educator will play a crucial role in promoting and ensuring accurate and compliant medical coding practices within the organization. The purpose of the Educator role is to collaborate with various departments to assess training needs, develop educational materials, and provide ongoing support to providers and other healthcare professionals to enhance their coding knowledge, accuracy, and adherence to industry standards.

 

Responsibilities

Educational Program Development & Training Delivery • Design, develop, coordinate, and deliver staff education for physicians, medical residents, mid-levels, and staff members related to coding, documentation, and general compliance topics. • Create and distribute educational materials, newsletter articles, and other resources to promote coding best practices. • Utilize various instructional methods including webinars, pre-recorded videos, group presentations, and one-on-one sessions to effectively communicate coding principles and guidelines. • Stay current of changes in coding guidelines, regulations, and industry best practices to incorporate relevant updates into educational materials. Documentation Improvement • Collaborate with healthcare providers to improve clinical documentation, ensuring accurate representation of services provided, and appropriate code assignment. • Assist in the development and implementation of documentation improvement initiatives. Resource for Coding Inquiries • Serve as a resource for providers, answering questions and providing clarification on coding guidelines and documentation requirements. Recordkeeping • Assist in the follow up of coding audits to review opportunities for additional training and ensure all stakeholders receive needed education, targeted or otherwise. • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of compliance coding training program(s) through assessments, surveys, and feedback mechanisms. • Maintain records of educational sessions, working with internal stakeholders to obtain CEUs and other educational credits for attendees.

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

Education 

• High School Diploma or GED (Required) 

Experience: Minimum of 3 years experience in medical coding, with a focus on physician coding 

Comments: • Strong knowledge of ICD-10, CPT, HCPCS, and other relevant coding systems. • Familiarity with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory guidelines. • Excellent communication and advanced presentation skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex information to diverse audiences. • Experience with learning management systems (LMS) and other training technology platforms including Microsoft 365. • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with commitment to accuracy and compliance. • Ability to collaborate effectively with physicians, coding staff, auditors, and other healthcare professionals. • Demonstrated commitment to professionalism, integrity, and ethical behavior.

 

Credentials 

• Clin Coding Spec, Cert (Required) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential, required.Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential, required.
• Certified Professional Coder (Required) Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential, required.Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential, required.

Required Experience Level

Intermediate Level