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Medical Coding Specialist

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May 23 2012
Outstanding opportunity with an excellent, non-profit, women's healthcare organization!The Company The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is a not-for-profit membership organization supporting over 56,000 members/physicians. Our organization is the nation's leading group of professionals providing health care for women. Located in S.W. Washington, DC, weprovide a positive, supportive work environment, 35 hour work weeks, excellent benefits and so much more!Fantastic benefits include health and dental insurance, employer funded retirement plan, public transportation subsidy, use of the free on-site fitness center, and more! To learn more about our organization, please visit our Website at ****The PositionWe are looking for a certified Medical Coding Specialist who will serve as a subject-matter-expert on all aspects of OB/GYN coding. This is a great opportunity for a coder to have an impact on a national level. Responsibilities include: Leading Coding Workshops. With Coding Education Manager, develop and update educational course materials and brochure. Attend approximately half of the workshops as department and the College representative, address audience at workshop (i.e., explain the College's coding publications, other coding resources, and coding committee recommendations, etc.), assist in answering coding questions raised during workshops, and coordinate interaction with College meetings staff and hotel staff. Advising on coding issues. Advise members and others concerning correct coding, billing, appeals, and reimbursement issues. Provide membership service by responding to coding related questions from Fellows and their office staff. Developing new coding materials. Assist with writingand editing coding publications. Write articles on coding related topics. Serve as primary staff person for the College's Committee on Coding and Nomenclature. Specific tasks include: Schedule activities of this committee, including meetings and conference calls Develop and prepare agenda materials and minutes Actively participate in committee meetings Develop committee communications that describe committee assignments and other activities Ensure the Executive Board, related committees, and senior staff are kept fully informed of committee activities Attend meetings with outside organizations as the College representative, including the biannual ICD-9-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee. Requirements Appropriate certification in coding from a national organization such as AAPC or AHIMA is required. Knowledge of coding for obstetrics and gynecologic services a plus. Any clinical background a plus. Bachelor's degree is strongly preferred. Strong leadership skills, with the ability to organize, work independently, and work cooperatively with others. Internally motivated and self directed. Ability to exercise independent judgment and assume responsibility. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Requires ability to translate technical information into lay language. Previous experience with coding education and medical writing desired. Must be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences. Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet essential. Must be able to travel at least 5 times per year, including weekends. To Apply:To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online at: ****you can mail your resume to:The American College of Ob/Gyn, ATTN: Human Resources, PO BOX 96920, Washington, D.C. 20090. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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