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Job Title: Coding Educator

Employer:DuPage Medical Group
Job Location:Other
Specialties:Orthopedics, Spine
Required Certifications:CPC or CCS-P
Required Experience:3 to 4 years
Preferred Experience:5 to 7 years
Location:3010 Highland Parkway Downers Grove 60515, IL, US
Date Posted:4/16/2021


The Musculoskeletal Coding Educator is responsible for development and execution of training and education to Boncura and DuPage Medical Group staff as well as Providers. The Coder actively participates in quality monitoring and provides timely feedback regarding ICD-10, CPT coding and documentation improvement opportunities. The Coder provides specialty specific education for individual staff members and providers within the Musculoskeletal service lines. This role is also involved in onboarding of new providers and assists with annual training.



  • Develop feedback loop for providers with revenue cycle when there are opportunities for improvement
  • Onboard, educate and train new MSK providers on coding, billing and documentation practices
  • Coordinate coding and billing education course for providers & coders-quarterly and annually (CME)
  • Host Annual MSK coding symposium for providers, billing staff and leadership (Update providers and associates on changes to CPT coding and billing for MSK specialties)
  • Develop ongoing audits for surgical and non-surgical MSK services-quarterly for new physicians

Revenue Cycle

  • Work with Epic team to optimize billing workflow and documentation
  • Work with revenue cycle and providers on appeal/denial letters


  • Reviews Epic Upgrades related to Cadence and Prelude and other enterprise computer applications and creates revised departmental documentation when necessary
  • Evaluate opportunities by MSK specialty for streamlined documentation templates
  • Troubleshoots system issues as they relate to coding functions and resolves complexities in departmental training workflow
  • Works with the Alert MD support staff on system updates and creates/coordinates ongoing training to providers and staff as required
  • Creates and maintains CPT and ICD-10 coding rules and pick lists for MSK providers in Epic

Reporting and Analytics

  • Assist with coding/billing analytic requests by providers and leadership
  • Participate in coding/billing dashboard development and reports


  • Position includes other duties and projects as assigned to support goals and outcomes consistent with department expectations.


License / Registration / Certification



  • High school diploma plus two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Field of Study

  • Musculoskeletal specialties (Orthopedics, Spine Surgery, Pain Management, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Podiatry, Neurology, Rheumatology, Physical Therapy)


  • 3 years minimum EMR experience (Epic preferred)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in MSK-specialty Coding (5+ years preferred)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office suite
  • Previous training experience highly preferred



  • Excellent written, oral communication skills, including grammar, punctuation, and style
  • Ability to provide information effectively
  • Comfort with presenting to large and small groups
  • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, disease processes, signs and symptoms, medications, and laboratory values.

Analytical/Technology Skills

  • Ability to analyze data and information and apply to work related situations
  • Proficient in referencing and researching

Time Management

  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure with time constraints
  • Organizational skills for file management.

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