Coding managers are responsible for the supervision of medical coding staff members who oversee patients' medical records. They typically work in hospitals and other medical facilities and must have knowledge of current software and network security details in relation to the medical records they maintain.
The duties of a coding manger include implementing changes to policies when necessary and evaluating the knowledge and skill sets of coding staff, managers, and physicians, as well as developing programs to increase those skill sets if necessary. They also serve as a technical resource for staff members and ensure that all relevant information is accurate, up-to-date, and meets professional coding standards. Coding mangers may also participate in the hiring process, and strong communication skills are important in this position to lead others and conduct presentations for large groups.
A bachelor's degree and at least five years of experience with coding and medical records are generally required for this position, and compatible licenses and/or certifications may also be required. Coding managers must also be familiar with relevant medical terminology, and auditing experience is beneficial but not necessarily required. They typically work in office settings, but may also be required to move records or documents from one location to another.
Coding Manager Tasks
Oversee functions of the coding department, including auditing and establishing coding process.
Manage the selection, training and development of coding staff.
Monitor budget and utilize operational resources, participate in program development.
Ensure compliance with internal processes and procedures, state and federal mandated regulations.