Opening for Coding and Reimbursement Specialist in Rockford Illinois

Kathy Schuenke

Roscoe, IL
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Rockford Health Physicians, a division of MercyRockford Health System, is one of the largest multi-specialty clinics in northern IL & southern WI, located about an hour from the Chicago suburbs. We are seeking a full time Reimbursement Specialist to join our expanding team.

Job Description: Reviews and codes physician service patient encounters using ICD-10, CPT-4, and HCPCS coding systems. Compiles and maintains data from audits. Reports finding to appropriate physicians, Manager, and other persons as designated. Adheres to official coding guidelines and acts as a resource to clinicians and support staff regarding coding principles and guidelines. Serves as key coding liaison for special coding and reimbursement projects across department. Assists in maintenance of HCPCS and ICD-10-CM files in practice management system and as liaison for this function to ancillary systems with interfaces into Clinic system. Educates providers and staff in coding and reimbursement regulations and billing guidelines.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent; Associate's degree in Health Information Management or related field preferred
Work Experience: 3 years coding experience with extensive background and knowledge in ICD-10-CM, CPT-4 and HCPCS coding systems; Previous experience in physician's office with knowledge of modifiers, E & M coding, and billing procedures preferred; Prior experience in providing training preferred; Prior experience in developing training programs and assessment tools preferred.

License/Certification: CCS-P or CPC certification required; Registered Heatlh Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), or Registered Nurse (RN) with physician practice coding experience credentials preferred.

Are you looking for a competitive salary with excellent benefits? If interested in joining this great team, please apply online at:


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CPB with Tremendous Interest in Rockford IL Opening

Hello Ms. Schuenke,

I am writing to express my interest in a position as a Coding and Reimbursement Specialist with Rockford Health Physicians. With solid experience and education in healthcare management and customer relations, my skill set is readily transferrable. I am enthusiastically prepared to become an immediate contributor to your team!

The following are highlights of my qualifications and accomplishments: certification as a Professional Biller (April 2016) and recent employment as an Orthopedic Independent Contractor, demonstrating application of federal and private payer policy for successful claim submission, knowledge or CPT-4, ICD-10 and HCPCS Level II coding guidelines and expertise in effective claim follow up, patient follow up and denial resolution; significant experience in Urban Clinical Health and Medical-Surgical Inpatient & Outpatient Management; frequent commendations by supervising physicians, patients and families for providing compassionate, exceptional care.

Reference readily furnished upon request. Please do not hesitate to contact me for additional information.

Thank you,
Anneka M. Johnson, CPB