Truthfully, I think you were doing your job. A.) You identified opportunities to improve the quality of medical record documentation (patient care); B.) you identified a cost-savings/revenue-generation opportunity for the practice; C.) you saw a solution to payer rejections and errors in the claims submission process; D.) you asked for additional responsibility; E.) you followed the chain of command.
Most all of what you describe is very much within the scope of a certified coder. From the way you frame it, it shows initiative and growth. That your former employer could not embrace your attempts to improve their documentation and potential reimbursement is their loss.
I'm sorry to hear this is the case. Be sure you get right back out there and look for other opportunities, perhaps in larger practices, where the likelihood of being eliminated in this manner is minimized substantially.
Best of luck to you.
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