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Medical Coder Trainer

Medical Coder Trainer

Job Description





SPECIFIC TASKS. The duties include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Responsible for effectively analyzing coding errors as identified by fellow coders and/or the AFMOA auditors to identify feedback requirements and training opportunities to improve coding accuracy.
  2. Engages with AFMOA, auditing organizations, coding liaison managers (CLM), remote location points ofcontact, providers/MTF stall-and fellow coders to actively identify recurring coding problems and training needs.
  3. Develops corrective action training plans along with remedial, refresher and new training materials, plans and strategies, and schedules to continuously improve coding accuracy and documentation. Creates and maintains training records.
  4. Delivers initial and ongoing training to MIT staff via phone, email. Defense Connect On-

Line (DCO), and face-to-face methods, according to customer needs and in accordance policy.

  1. Teaches physicians the value of improved documentation and demonstrates key metrics for determining the progress of Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI). Advises providers on ways to strengthen clinical documentation skills.
  2. Performs Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) activities as described in the AFMS Centralized Coding Business Manual.
  3. Assists the AFMS ICD-TO Transition Program subject matter experts and the AFMOA Coding Program office as necessary with ICD- 10 training at their assigned facilities.
  4. Creates and submits monthly training activity reports to the Hub CLM and the AFMOA Coding Program Office.


Job Requirements

Lackland Air Force Base San Antonio, Texas

Medical Coding Trainer


  • Experience: Minimum of 8 years of medical coding and/or auditing experience in two or more medical, surgical, and ancillary specialties.  A minimum of 1 year of performance in the specialty is required to be qualifying AND 4 years of experience in a training role with last eight years OR 3 years training experience in the last 5 years in a military coding environment   
  • Recognized certifications: Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA); Certified Professional Coder (CPC); (Certified Coder Specialist – Physician (CCS-P)
  • Education: Minimum of one of the following (from an accredited educational institution recognized by AHIMA or AAPC):
  • CONTINUED EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: Contract medical coders will obtain the required continued education hours at no expense to the government in order to maintain current and proper national certification(s) required for the position.
  • Qualifications
    • Associate’s degree in health information management
    • University certificate for medical coding
    • At least 30 semester hours credit that includes relevant coursework

Knowledge/Skills: Excellent computer and verbal/written communication skills. Advanced knowledge and understanding of Evaluation and Management (E7M) codes, International Classification of Diseases (ICD) diagnoses, current procedural terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), and modifiers. Advanced understanding of medical terminology, pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, and concepts of disease processes.  Ability to handle multiple projects. Ability to analyze coder comments and audit results, and research Military Health System (MHS), Air Force medical Operations Agency (AFMOA), and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) coding guidelines for compliance.  Knowledge and understanding of medical coding and reimbursement guidelines.  Attention to detail and completeness with a thorough understanding of government rules and regulations. Coding professionals performing in an Air Force facility shall complete requirements for ICD-10-CM as required by national certification agencies no later than 1 June 2014.

The Medical Coding Trainer will be required to travel to assigned spoke facilities to conduct training activities in surrounding areas.


Deborah Aldridge
Sterling Medical
1.800.852.5678 x 246
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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 8 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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Medical Coder Trainer

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