SAIC is looking to hire a Medical
Coder 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.
- 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:
- 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
Certification in good standing for each:
- 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.
Selected applicant must do the following
before starting, based on government requirements:
· 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
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