Medical Coder Trainer
- Fairfield, CA 94535
Medical Coder Trainer
A minimum of ten 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 a minimum of three years’ training experience within the last six years in a military coding environment. A minimum of one (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 audiences. Multiple specialties encompass different medical specialties (i.e. Family Practice, Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, OB/GYN, etc.) that utilize ICD, E&M, CPT, and HCPCS codes. Ancillary specialties (PT/OT, Radiology, Lab, Nutrition, etc.) that usually do NOT use E&M codes do not count as qualifying experience. Additionally, coding, auditing and training exclusively for specialties such as home health, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation care will not be considered as qualifying experience. Coding experience limited to making codes conform to specific payer requirements for the business office (insurance billing, accounts receivable) is not a qualifying factor.
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