ACOG National Office

Outpatient Coding Education Specialist

Job Locations US-DC
Job ID
2018-1202
Category
Other
Type
Regular Full-Time
Grant Funded
No

Overview

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the premier not-for-profit organization for women’s health care. Comprised of over 58,000 physician-members who are experts in women’s health care, ACOG provides to its members the highest quality education opportunities, practice-oriented resources, research, advocacy, and organizational support. With headquarters located in S.W. Washington, DC, we provide a positive, supportive work environment, excellent benefits and so much more! To learn more about our organization, please visit us at www.acog.org.

 

ACOG is looking an Outpatient Coding Education Specialist to Assist the Director, Coding with all aspects of the College’s CPT and ICD-10 coding education program, including coding workshops and publications.

Responsibilities

1) Educate coding team members, Fellows, and others on correct coding, billing, appeals, and reimbursement processes. Provide membership service by coordinating response to 175-200 coding ticket requests, e-mails, calls and facsimiles per month from Fellows and their staff on specific coding related issues.

  • Author coding recommendation articles.
  • Track coding questions and coding advice given by other sources to analyze coding needs of fellows. Make suggestions for new CPT and ICD-10-CM codes based on needs assessment and coding questions received. Monitor newsletters/journal articles for accuracy of coding information and to remain current in the field. Serve as lead team educator on professional services diagnosis and procedure coding. Monitor and provide guidance on government initiatives affecting coding, billing, and reimbursement.

2) Assist with the ongoing development and management of the Freshdesk Coding Ticket database; respond to questions and author new coding solutions. Keep coding solutions current.  Continuously update and add coding knowledge database content to the Freshdesk platform.  Co-maintain database with coding answers. Research answers to coding questions. Configure database as required for new/updated functionality.

3) As part of the Coding team, coordinate and oversee the activities associated with 10-13 yearly coding workshops. Responsibilities will include: monitoring hotel contracts and agreements,  evaluate and monitor budget requirements for assigned workshops, review and edit educational course programs and brochure, serve as department representative at workshops; represent ACOG coding viewpoints, address audience at workshop (i.e., explain ACOG’s coding publications, other coding resources, and coding committee recommendations, etc.), assist consultant and faculty in answering coding questions raised during workshops, and coordinate interaction with ACOG meetings staff and hotel staff for approximately 5-6 meetings.

4) Develop new and assist with the review and editing of existing coding publications annually. Serve as lead team educator for writing and editing ACOG coding publications related to professional services coding and related topics. Assist Director, Coding in editing and revising other publications.

5) Co-manage all educational aspects of ACOG’s Webcasts related to coding for approximately 6 webcasts. Duties include overseeing integrity of presentation, speaker relations, topic and content development, host presentation, assist speaker by addressing audience coding questions, and post webcast activities (i.e. address registrant coding questions and/or concerns after webcast, revise presentation, etc.).

6) Assist Director, Coding with  ACOG’s Committee on Health Economics and Coding semi-annual meeting -  specific tasks such as:

  • Schedule activities of this committee, including meetings and conference calls
  • Develop and prepare agenda materials and minutes
  • Actively participate in committee meetings
  • Develop committee communications that describe committee assignments and other activities
  • Ensure that the Executive Board, interested ACOG committees, and senior level ACOG staff are kept fully informed of committee activities

7) Attend biannual ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meetings as ACOG representative to develop and oversee the Committee’s diagnosis and facility related code proposals impacting OB/Gyns.   Serve as team lead for all ICD-10-CM diagnosis code development and revisions. Attend other educational events and client meetings as an ACOG representative. Report information from meetings to Program Manager and Committee.

8)Assist with training other coding team members on professional services coding concepts as required.

9) Represent ACOG at external coding related meetings when required.  Represent the Coding Department at internal coding related meetings as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in Health Information Management, Health Care Administration or other health science.  A graduate degree in Health Information Management, Business Administration or other related discipline is highly desirable.
  • Appropriate certification in coding from a national organization such as AAPC or AHIMA is required.  Knowledge of coding for obstetrics and gynecologic services a plus. Any clinical background a plus.
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to organize, work independently, and work cooperatively with others.
  • Internally motivated and self directed. Ability to exercise independent judgment and assume responsibility. Ability to quickly adapt to rapidly changing coding and regulatory environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.  Requires ability to translate technical information into lay language. Strong Internet research skills. Previous experience with coding education and medical writing desired.  Public speaking in front of a large audience required.
  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software is essential.  Other systems and database knowledge is a plus.
  • This job requires professional comportment and attire.
  • Out-of-town travel on weekends and weekdays will be required at least 5 times per year.

Why ACOG?  

  • Our passionate team! Our team is led by experts in reproductive and maternal-fetal medicine, patient safety, and health care policy. We strongly believe in equal access for all women to high quality, safe health care. Our obsession with reducing maternal mortality, protecting access to contraception coverage, and addressing health disparities, has led to great strides in federal and state legislation. Join our team and help us advance the ob-gyn profession and women’s health care.  
  • We love to learn! As an educational organization, ACOG provides learning opportunities to members and employees alike. Our learning opportunity benefits include tuition reimbursement, onsite instructor-led trainings, leadership development programs, and participation in professional organizations.  

 

Our Perks: 

100% Paid Parental Leave – Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace – Work/Life Design (i.e. flexible work schedule) –  Commuting Allowance – Generous Paid Time Off – Holiday Pay – Community Volunteering Opportunities – Generous 401(k) Company Contributions – Health Insurance – Learning Opportunities and Tuition Reimbursement – Company-Sponsored Team Outings 

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