ACOG National Office

  • Facility Coding Education Specialist

    Job Locations US-DC
    Job ID
    2018-1263
    Category
    Other
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Grant Funded
    No
  • Overview

    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care in Washington, DC, is currently seeking Facility Coding Education Specialist to support the coding team with all aspects of the CPT and ICD-10 coding education program. 

    Responsibilities

    • Advise 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
      • Author coding recommendation articles.
      • Track coding questions and coding advice given by other sources to analyze coding needs of 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 team lead on facility related coding. Monitor and provide guidance on government initiatives affecting coding, billing, and reimbursement.
    • Assist with the development and management of the Freshdesk 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.
    • With Coding team, coordinate and oversee the activities associated with 10-13 yearly coding Responsibilities will include: monitoring hotel contracts and agreements, 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 meetings.
    • Develop new and assist with the review and editing of existing coding publications Primary responsibility for writing and editing ACOG coding publications related to facility diagnosis coding and related topics. Assist Director, Coding in editing and revising other publications.
    • Co-manage all educational aspects of ACOG’s Webcasts related to coding for approximately 6 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.).
    • Prepare coding related agenda materials for Committee on Health Economics and Coding. Present coding issues to Committee at biannual Provide staff support for Committee on Health Economics and Coding (i.e., take notes of meeting discussion).
    • Team Lead for the development and revision of facility code proposals
    • Attend biannual ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee meetings as ACOG representative to oversee the Committee’s diagnosis and facility related code proposals impacting OB/Gyns.  Attend other educational events and client meetings as an ACOG representative. Report information from meetings to Program Manager and Committee.
    • Serve as team lead for all payment transition activities related to episode groupers and DRGs.
    • Assist with training other coding team members on facility coding as required.
    • Represent ACOG at external coding related meetings when required.
    • Assist Director, Coding and other department staff in other projects as directed.

    Qualifications

    • Two or more years of experience in a comparable position of Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management, Health Care Administration or other health science is required.
    • Demonstrated expertise in CPT and ICD-10 coding for Facility services and DRG processes is required. Knowledge of episode groupers is a plus.Appropriate certification from national organization such as RHIA, RHIT, CIC, CPC, COC, or CCS Knowledge of coding for obstetrics and gynecologic services is a plus. Any clinical background a plus.
    • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to organize, work independently and work cooperatively withInternally motivated and self- Ability to exercise independent judgment and assume responsibility.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, tact Public speaking experience a plus. Requires ability to translate technical information into lay language. Previous experience with coding education and medical writing desired. Writing sample required.
    • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs 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.

     

    About ACOG

    Home to more than 58,000 women’s health care professionals, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is a membership organization leading advancements in women’s health. When you become part of the ACOG team, you’re part of an organization that values communicating evidence-based, peer-reviewed information about women’s health to members and the general public. ACOG supports its members by maintaining authoritative clinical guidance, providing continuing medical education resources, patient education materials and more. Together with our members, we are working to transform the future of women’s health by delivering a compelling member experience, supporting the ob-gyn profession, and advocating for improved women’s health. 

     

    Our Perks

    Paid Parental Leave – Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace –  Flexible work schedule –  Commuting Allowance – Generous Paid Time Off – Holiday Pay – Life Insurance – Community Volunteering Opportunities – Generous 401(k) Company Contributions – Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance – Learning Opportunities and Tuition Reimbursement – Company-Sponsored Team Outings – and more!

     

     

    ACOG is an EEO employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As a federal government contractor and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, the College takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees covered are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic that is protected by applicable law. For more information about your equal employment opportunity rights, please view this poster: EEO is the Law. The College also participates in E-Verify.

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