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Job Title: Coding Supervisor

Employer:Rush University Medical Center
Location:1653 W Congress Parkway Chicago 60612, IL, US
Date Posted:8/23/2018

Rush University Medical Center is looking for a Coding Supervisor. In this role you will be responsible for monitoring and assessing performance of coding staff to ensure timely and accurate coding of professional billing services.  The Coding Supervisor will prepare and deliver education and training to ensure complete and thorough understanding of regulatory coding and documentation requirements. 


The Coding Supervisor will inform, educate and coordinate with other Revenue Cycle and Clinical Operations staff regarding coding and charge capture process for professional encounters. The Coding Supervisor will serve as a coach and positive role model for staff and colleagues by establishing/maintaining a work environment that fosters positive morale; ensures compliance with all established policies, procedures and legal guidelines; maintains a safe workplace in accordance with policies; manages resources effectively and responsibly.  This position is directly responsible to the Coding Manager.  Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. 



·         Supervise, coach and mentor coding staff, to include: recruitment, onboarding, training, monitoring productivity, quality reviews, completing performance evaluations and, when necessary, corrective action

·         Coordinate and approve staff requests for time off, verify time cards, approve payroll

·         Evaluate staff schedules and assignments to ensure timely coding and billing of professional and/or facility charges.  Re-prioritize workloads when necessary

·         Monitor coding work queues to ensure charge lag is at or below established target; work with Physician Offices and/or Physicians to obtain medical documentation to complete coding, escalate to Manager when target is exceeded

·         Generate charge reconciliation reports to ensure physician encounters, both inpatient and outpatient, ancillary/diagnostic tests, bedside procedures and surgical cases are captured and billed

·         Ensure open encounters greater than 30 calendar days contain adequate documentation for billing.  When applicable, close encounters that cannot be billed due to missing documentation

·         Act as working supervisor during employee shortages and/or absences by assisting with chart abstracting, coding validation and charge posting

·         Conduct routine coding and compliance audits to ensure quality of proper coding of professional charges selected by coders and/or physicians.  Escalate physician education opportunities to Coding Educator

·         Assist in problem solving by research coding and documentation requirements; participate in the development of policy and procedure

·         Evaluate workflows and claim processing edits; make recommendations to improve staff and claim processing efficiency

·         Maintain strong knowledge of industry coding and documentation requirements/updates, including Medicare and Medicaid regulatory requirements

·         Participates on system committees as designated

·         All other duties as assigned


Job Qualifications:

·         High school graduate or equivalent. Graduate of AAPC or AHIMA accredited program –or- self-study course and passing score on the national certification exam for CPC, CCS, or CCS-P. RHIT or RHIA preferred

·         Medical Terminology and anatomy and physiology courses required. Required Experience: Minimum of 3 years of coding experience in a physician-based setting in various specialties

·         Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft office experience required, including Excel, Word, and Power Point

·         5 years’ experience in medical coding with thorough knowledge of Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and ICD-9/ICD-10 coding principle

·         5 years’ experience in dealing with Medicare and Medicaid rules and regulations. 2 years of supervisory experience

·         Experience with Epic software

·         Knowledge of insurance company’s practices, regarding reimbursement and healthcare

·         Strong communication/problem solving skills. Able to self-motivate, motivate others and work under pressure

·         Ability to communicate effectively with health care practitioners and co-workers. Ability to work with a high degree of independence

·         Must possess strong analytical skills, written and oral communication skills, and problem solving skills. Must have the ability to meet deadlines and display time management capacities. Exhibits professionalism, coachability, and collegiality. 


Company Highlights:

·         Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career.  Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care. 

·         Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.

·         Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care. 

·         Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds 


·         Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your money…now and in the future. 


·         As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.


Rush is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.



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