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Coding Education Specialist
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Coding Education Specialist (Job Opening 443220) - Scope of Position

The Coding Education Specialist is responsible for developing and managing educational programs that promote quality documentation in the medical record in order to enhance the quality of coding in support of high quality patient care, operations, research and reimbursement. This individual prepares and presents educational sessions to coding staff, clinical documentation improvement specialists, coding quality analysts, and coding managers.

The position develops and maintains a coding and compliance reference library to include, but not limited to, updated coding guidelines, coding and compliance standard operating procedures and coding education resources. On a routine basis, conducts research on best practices for coding and documentation improvement and reviews industry publications and newsletters for coding trends/advice.

This individual works with the Associate Director, Documentation Enhancement in support of educational materials and reports, and works collaboratively with the Medical Documentation team to promote continual communication and education regarding coding guidance.

Position Summary

The Coding Educational Specialist develops programs referencing the Cooperating Parties? official coding guidelines for assigning ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM diagnosis and procedure codes. The Coding Education Specialist also develops programs referencing CPT Assistant and other official coding references for assigning CPT-4 procedure codes, and training associated with ICD-10-PCS. Develops and grades coding competency tests.

This staff member works with the Assistant Director, Education and Coding Managers to coordinate training of new coding staff. In addition, the Coding Education Specialist conducts inpatient and outpatient coding audits and assists in developing physician education resources in support of the coding and medical documentation program.

Education and experience

Bachelor's degree in Health Information Administration or equivalent required; certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required. Progressively responsible administrative medical information management experience, preferably in medical record documentation, coding procedures, and data analysis, required. Knowledge of ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding guidelines and data analysis required. Knowledge and experience with medical information computer applications, word processing and electronic spreadsheets. ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS certified trainer preferred.