Certified medical coding supervisors typically work in the billing department of a hospital, clinic, or doctor's office to supervise coding/billing staff members and ensure that all data is entered into the computer system in a timely manner. With the human resources (HR) staff, these supervisors may be involved in hiring, training, and firing employees, and they must also keep their certified coding licenses current as issued by the AAPC or AHIMA. Timely performance evaluation reviews are also necessary on a regular basis in accordance with the employer's policies and guidelines.
Certified coding supervisors must have strong communication and leadership skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs is also necessary. These supervisors must understand all up-to-date billing rules and ensure that staff members do the same, as well as ensure that staff members adhere to proper coding and billing procedures and deadlines.
An associate's or bachelor's degree is generally required for this position, and prior experience in management and medical coding/billing may also be required. Certified medical coding supervisors may attend ongoing education classes and workshops, and some also train and coach new employees.
Certified Medical Coding Supervisor Tasks
Ensure compliance with internal processes and procedures, state and federal mandated regulations.
Maintain departmental day-to-day activities, monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
Review patient medical records to ensure proper coding of condition and treatment, using ICD-9-CM and CPT and other standard classification coding systems.
Assist in hiring, training and reviewing performance of staff.
Supervise the medical coding staff in the evaluation, compilation and reporting of medical records and coding information.