SAIC is looking to hire a Medical
Code Trainer. Medical Coding Training
consists of analyzing and identifying medical coding and documentation
performance gaps due to knowledge or skills; researching target audience and topic;
designing and developing training plan, content, and presentation; delivering
training via chosen method of communication; and evaluating and reporting on
effectiveness of training.
Training audiences will include
medical providers, clinical staff, other medical coding professionals, and
varying levels of AFMS leadership.
- Make well-informed, effective, and timely decisions,
even when data are limited or solutions produce unpleasant consequences;
perceives the impact and implications of decisions.
- Receive, attend to, interpret, and respond to verbal
messages and other cues such as body language in ways that are appropriate
to listeners and situations.
- Clearly express information (for example, ideas or
facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the
audience and nature of the information.
- Utilize medical computer software programs to abstract,
analyze, and/or evaluate clinical documentation and enter/edit diagnosis
and procedure codes.
- Write in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing
manner for the intended audience; use correct English grammar,
punctuation, and spelling; communicate information (for example, facts,
ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner; produce written
information, which may include technical material, that is appropriate for
the intended audience.
- Display, courtesy, empathy, and tact, developing and
maintaining effective relationships with others; effectively work with
individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed to resolve
differences; and be able to relate well to people from varied backgrounds
and in different situations.
- Work with internal and external customers to assess
their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or
satisfy their expectations.
- Contribute to maintaining the integrity of the
organization; display high standards of ethical conduct and understand the
impact of violating these standards on an organization, self, and others.
- Be open to change and new information; adapt behavior
or work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or
unexpected obstacles; effectively deals with uncertainty.
- A high level of effort and commitment towards
performing the work, using efficient learning techniques to acquire and
apply new knowledge and skills; uses training, feedback, or other
opportunities for self-learning and development.
- Understand and interpret written material, including
technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts,
graphs, or tables; applies what is learned from written material to
- Attention to detail and completeness with a thorough
understanding of government rules and regulations, medical coding and
reimbursement guidelines, and potential areas of risk for fraud.
- Use imagination to develop new insights into situations
and apply new solutions to problems; assist in designing new methods where
established methods and procedures are not suitable or are unavailable.
- A minimum of 10 years of medical coding and/or auditing
experience in two or more medical, surgical and ancillary specialties
within the past 15 years, including at least 5 years of experience in a
training role (training auditors, coders, and/or providers), OR minimum of
3 years’ training experience within the last 6 years in a military coding
- A minimum of 1 year of performance in the specialty is
required to be qualifying. Training expertise must include identifying
coding training opportunities; developing training plans and material, and
instruction/delivery of the training to medical coder and clinical
- Advanced knowledge of the International Classification
of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM), and Procedural Coding System
(PCS); Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS); and Current
Procedural Terminology (CPT).
- Practical knowledge of reimbursement systems, including
Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Diagnostic Related Groupings (DRGs);
Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs); and Resource-Based Relative
Value Scale (RBRVS).
- Advanced knowledge and understanding of industry
nomenclature; medical and procedural terminology; anatomy and physiology;
pharmacology; and disease processes.
- Advanced knowledge of medical specialties; medical
diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; ancillary services (includes, but
is not limited to, Laboratory, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and
Radiology); and revenue cycle management.).
- Thorough understanding of Government rules and
regulations regarding medical coding, reimbursement guidelines, and
healthcare fraud; commercial reimbursement guidelines and policies; coding
audit principles and concepts, and potential areas of risk for fraud and
- Practical knowledge of revenue cycle management,
project management concepts, business analysis, training methods, clinical
documentation improvement, and continuous process improvement processes.
one of the following:
Certification in good standing:
- An associate’s degree in Health Information Management;
- A university certificate in medical coding; At least 30
semester hours’ university/college credit that includes relevant
coursework such as anatomy/physiology, medical terminology, health
information management, and/or pharmacology; OR
- Completion of can Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
or American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) coding exam
preparation courses that include the above coursework and lead to
successful course completion and coding certification may be accepted in
lieu of university/college credit by the AFMS MCPO on a case-by-case
Selected applicant must do the following
before starting, based on government requirements:
- Professional Services Coding Certifications: The
following are recognized professional certifications: Registered Health
Information Technician (RHIT); Registered Health Information
Administrator (RHIA); Certified Professional Medical Coding Auditor
(CPMA); Certified Professional Coder (CPC); Certified Outpatient Coder
(COC); or Certified Coding Specialist - Physician (CCS-P).
- Institutional (Facility) Coding Certifications:
Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). Other
institutional coding certifications will be considered by the AFMS MCPO
on a case-by-case basis.
- Continuing Education Requirements: Medical coders
shall maintain the required continuing education hours in order to
maintain current and proper national certification(s) requirements for
this position at no expense to the Government.
- Pass a pre-employment coding test
IAW the requirements of the AFMS Coding Manual.
- Provide proof of specific
vaccinations and CPR training that is required to work at the facility
- The selected applicant will be
subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility
- Pass a pre-employment coding test IAW the requirements of the AFMS
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a NACI clearance
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