I agree with Donna. I don't see how it would be a conflict of interest. What is your take on it....why do you think it is? Maybe if you spell out your issue with it, we can look at it differently.
Personally speaking...I've known billing supervisors that simply had the title. They may have known how to work the electronic time card or produce very pretty reports but they didn't have the "meat" of the business. Althought I am bias, I think it's safe to say that coders can have an upper hand over the day to day billing supervisor. We're expected to know Medicare regs and apply them to day to day situations. We're expected to educate our providers on what constitutes legal and appropriate medical documentation. I've argued with many "billing supervisors" who had no concept of medical necessity or bundling issues or coding and compliance....(I could go on for days). Now, that's not to say that a billing supervisor can't do the job. I've also seen some who go over and beyond the call of duty and produce exceptional results. If you can find a coder that can also oversee a billing department...you have the best of both worlds.