Supervisor of Medical CodingMedical Associates, Dubuque, IA
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Our mission is to provide superior healthcare and an excellent patient experience.
Medical Associates Clinic is a well-established multispecialty group practice with over 170 providers and a staff of over 1,000 health care professionals and support personnel. The group was founded in 1924 and is Iowa’s oldest multispecialty group practice. Today, Medical Associates Clinic is the area’s leading health care provider and only multispecialty group practice. Medical Associates Clinic has been recognized since 1998 as a “better performing practice” by the Medical Group Management Association.
In 1982, Medical Associates developed the Tri-State’s first health maintenance organization, Medical Associates Health Plans, which offers comprehensive health benefits to over 400 employers and 45,000 members. Medical Associates Health Plans has maintained an “Excellent” rating, the highest level of accreditation possible by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, for 13 consecutive years.
Medical Associates Clinic offers several locations from which to seek medical care, including facilities at 1500 Associates Drive, 1000 Langworthy, and 1940 Elm Street in Dubuque, Iowa; as well as facilities in Bellevue, Cascade, Dyersville, Elkader, and Monona, Iowa; Cuba City, and Platteville, Wisconsin; and Elizabeth and Galena, Illinois.
Medical Associates is looking for a Supervisor of Medical Coding to join our team. The ideal candidate will have leadership experience, excellent communication skills across a variety of audiences, strong analytical aptitude and a proven problem solving ability. RHIT or RHIA certification is preferred.
Responsible for developing and directing provider compliance in documentation and coding of patient services. Responsible for provider and staff (Clinical, Coding and Business Office) education to State and Federal guidelines for appropriate reimbursement.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the selection, training, development, performance evaluation and performance concerns for direct reports. Ensure adequate staffing, effectiveness of staff and appropriate delivery of services. Act in full management capacity in Director’s absence.
Assist coding, clinical, ancillary departments, and business office staff by answering questions and providing them with information to assist them in correct coding and billing procedures as well as direct coding compliance educational programs for coding staff, clinical staff, and providers.
Monitor guidelines from Federal, State and Commercial payers for appropriate coding. Direct and perform chart audits for coding per direction of the compliance plan, including clinic and Heath Plan business.
Code non-office services for 85% of the clinic providers in compliance with CPT and ICD-10 guidelines.
Work system claims scrubber error reports, independently making decisions to correct errors identified on the report before submission of claim.
Complete all other assigned projects and duties.
Knowledge and Skills:
Experience: Three to five years of similar or related experience. Understands regulatory requirements and standards (Medicare, Medicaid, OIG, etc) and can interpret Medicare regulations. Knowledge of CPT, HCPCs, ICD 9/ICD 10 coding and compliance. Management experience preferred.
Education: Equivalent to a two year college degree or completion of a specialized course of study or certification at a business or trade school. RHIT or RHIA certification preferred.
Interpersonal Skills: The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job.