Medical Coding Trainer - Anticipated

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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

Chickasaw Nation Industries Tinker AFB, OK

Tinker AFB, OK
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Associates Degree


The Medical Coding Trainer provides support to the Tinker Air Force Base (TAFB) 72nd Medical Group. This position develops specific goals and designs/organizes effective training presentations to promote coding and documentation improvement. This position also trains and educates Medical Training Facility staff on coding issues and plays a significant role in coding compliance activities.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Analyzes coding errors, as identified by coders and/or auditors, to use in training opportunities for improving coding accuracy.

Delivers appropriate and effective feedback and training via phone, email, Defense Connect On-Line (DCO), and face-to-face methods, according to customer needs and (IAW) policy. Tracks, monitors and reports audits, training activities and results.

Engages with the Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA), auditing organizations, coding liaison managers, remote location points of contact, providers and fellow coders to actively identify recurring coding problems and training needs.

Develops corrective action training plans along with remedial, refresher and new training materials, plans and strategies, and schedules to continuously improve coding accuracy and documentation. Creates and maintains training records.

Teaches physicians the value of improved documentation and demonstrates key metrics for determining the progress of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI). Advises providers on ways to strengthen clinical documentation skills.

Pays close attention to the training topic, target audience, and context when building training.

Uses variety in training media and methods.

Uses separate trainings for individual components of Evaluation and Management (E&M) such as leveling, time base, and specific type (office, preventive, inpatient, prolonged service, etc.).

Makes training interactive to promote recall of key points.

Performs Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) activities as described in the Centralized Coding Business Manual.

Assists subject matter experts and the AFMOA Coding Program office with ICD-10 training at assigned facilities.

Creates and submits monthly training and coding activity reports.

Coordinates coding support, workload assistance and scheduling trainer visits.
Provides a monthly status report on coding operations, remote coding support requests and assistance provided, personnel actions, productivity, and any outstanding coding issues.

Responsible for assignment of accurate E&M, ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS codes and modifiers from medical record documentation.

Assists coders and data quality personnel with the correction of all transmission errors.

Uses provider questions or encounter details to monitor provider education and ensure consistency in guidance or education.

Works with Lead Coder to plan for and address expected gaps in staffing due to a coders vacation or extended medical leave, holiday schedule, office move, etc.

Acts as a point of contact to assist coders with routing questions/concerns through appropriate channels.

Routinely travels between the hub facility and the assigned remote sites is required.

Associate's degree or university certificate for medical coding and eight (8) years of medical coding and/or auditing experience in two or more medical, surgical and ancillary specialties or equivalent combination of education / experience. May substitute 30 semester hours of university/college credit that includes relevant coursework such as anatomy/physiology, medical terminology, health information management, and/or pharmacology. Education must be from an accredited educational institution recognized by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and/or American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

A minimum of one (1) year of performance in the specialty is required to be qualifying AND four years of experience in a training role (training auditors, coders, and/or providers) within the last eight years is required OR three years' training experience within the last five years in a military coding environment. 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.

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.

Composite Health Care Systems (CHCS)
Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA). An electronic medical record documentation system designed for the MHS
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)
Military Filing System - by sponsor social security number, terminal digit order, color-coded and blocked filing system
Contents of a military medical record, layout, sections, family member prefix designation, forms used in a MTF, and the medical record tracking procedures
Application Virtualization Hosting Environment (AVHE)
Coding Compliance Editor (CCE) Systems
Biometric Data Quality Assurance Service (BDQAS)
AFMS Internal Coding Audit Methodology - AFMOA Audit Tool/ Coding Audit Review System (CARS) or current audit tool
MHS Coding Guidelines
Recognized professional certifications: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA); Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA); Certified Professional Coder (CPC); Certified Professional Coder, Hospital (CPC-H); Certified Coding Specialist (CCS); or Certified Coding Specialist - Physician (CCS-P).