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Healthcare Business Monthly - NAB Region 5
The AAPC of KC is part of the AAPC Region 5 and is represented by members of the AAPCCA Board of Directors and the National Advisory Board. Meet your Region 5 members in the February 2016 HBM.
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Tips to Avoid Improper Payment(s) Due to Insufficient Documentation
During a POE AG meeting, it was suggested that WPS Government Health Administrators collaborate with members in an effort to author an article that addresses insufficient documentation errors. Recognizing the need to reduce improper payment associated with those errors, members would then share the article with their Medicare business associates and partners organizations. Please review and share with your colleagues and peers.
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St. Luke's Health System http://www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org/jobs-saint-lukes-health-system
Truman Medical Centers http://www.trumed.org/careers
University of Kansas Hospital       http://www.kumed.com/careers

Job Postings

Coder - 9/25/17


University Physician Associates (UPA) has a great opportunity for a (Medical) Coder to join our multi-specialty coding team. The successful candidate will be responsible for abstracting and coding physician inpatient/outpatient diagnosis and procedural codes according to insurance company guidelines including Medicare and Medicaid.


Founded in 1972, UPA has a long history of providing quality healthcare for Kansas City. Since its inception, UPA has grown to include over 150 medical staff doctors. As a private not-for-profit corporation we employ the medical staff faculty for the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Our multi-specialty doctors provide patient care at the primary teaching hospitals and their clinics. The UPA administrative staff provides group practice management activities including billing and reimbursement services.


UPA also offers a supportive environment for obtaining CEU requirements and excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience and central location.



· Physician coding experience

· Detailed knowledge of ICD-9, ICD-10 and CPT coding and payer documentation guidelines.

· Familiarity with current medical terminology

· Capability to meet deadlines

· Capacity to apply policies, procedures and prior instructions to new situations.

· Ability to work with minimal supervision and limited verification.

· CPC credential preferred

· Teaching Facility experience a plus

· OB-Gyn surgical experience a plus

This position is located on-site in the UPA administrative offices on Hospital Hill near Crown Center in Kansas City, MO.

To apply email resume to employment@upamed.org or fax to 816-421-7379



Instructor Needed - 9/20/17

University of Central Missouri is offering a medical billing and coding class and we are looking for an experienced Medical Billing and Coding professional with CPC certification to teach the class.We provide ALL curriculum and all materials. The pay is $35.00 an hour. Location: 3100 N.E. 83rd Street Kansas City, MO 64119 Schedule: September 18, 2017 – October 5, 2017 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm If you or anyone you know is interested in teaching the course, please forward all resumes to me at jcangemi@condensedcurriculum.com or to the fax number below asap.
Jessica Cangemi Toll Free: 888-579-3758 Office: 585-507-4284 Fax: 585-919-6612 jcangemi@condensedcurriculum.com
About CCI Since 1993, Condensed Curriculum International (CCI) has supported educational institutions in communities nationwide with leading eLearning and traditional content focused on healthcare and other in-demand disciplines. Dedicated to high-quality classroom solutions, best-in-class eLearning content, and solid community partnerships, CCI has the professional expertise and experience to meet your institution’s needs. www condensedcurriculum.com

Ophthalmology Practice Openings - 9/20/17

Appeals Specialist II

Busy ophthalmology practice in Shawnee Mission, KS is in immediate need of a strong appeals specialist. The chosen candidate will be responsible for, including and not limited to, following up on unpaid medical claims, writing appeals, process telephone payments from patients, have a good working knowledge of explanation of benefits, ability to communicate with patients and their families on the telephone and in person, process weekly statements, review patient accounts for collections and refunds, and possess a good understanding of medical billing office rules. Candidate must be a team player with the ability to work independently. Experience is a must and a CPC credential is a definite plus. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, and uniform allowance. Hours are 8:00a - 5:00p Monday through Friday. Overtime, typically is not required, however, it may be occasionally requested. Salary is commensurate with experience and relative education. Please send your resume to pamcolombo@kcretina.com for consideration of this position. Please include which position you are applying for.


Billing Office Clerk

Busy ophthalmology practice in Shawnee Mission, KS is in immediate need of a clerk that can perform all clerical functions of the billing office, including, but not limited to, scanning, faxing, answering phones, following up on voice mails, mailing collection letters and taking patient payments over the phone. This position does not require a CPC credential, however, a candidate with experience would be a plus. We will train all functions of the position. Candidate must be a team player and have the ability to work independently. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance, 401k and uniform allowance. Hours are 8:00a - 5:00p Monday through Friday. Overtime, typically is not required, however, it may be occasionally requested. Please send your resume to pamcolombo@kcretina.com for consideration of this position. Please include which position you are applying for.


Reimbursement Specialist - 9/20/17

If you are looking for a comprehensive medical center with a full range of services, the latest in technology, and the compassion to provide you with exceptional care, you’ve found it at Liberty Hospital.


Located just 20 minutes north of downtown Kansas City, Liberty Hospital is truly a regional medical center serving the northwest Missouri corridor.


Much like the area around it, Liberty Hospital has grown by leaps and bounds since it opened its doors in February 1974. What started as a 130-bed facility has now grown to 250 licensed beds and more than 1,900 employees. Nearly 300 physicians covering all specialties practice medicine at the hospital.


Our commitment to the most up-to-date technology is evident - from our da Vinci robotic surgery system and the latest in MRI technology to our new hybrid catheterization lab/operating room and our luxurious Birthing Center with a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery.


But technology would be nothing without the people who use it. The staff and physicians at Liberty Hospital are second to none. Just ask our patients – we have some of the highest patient-satisfaction scores in the area. To us, that speaks volumes.


At Liberty Hospital, our people do amazing things.


Reimbursement Specialist II (LC1226)
Full Time - 8:30am-5:00pm


Primary duties include: Follow up with insurance payers on claim resolution. Process bankruptcy notices. Applies knowledge of payer contracts and member co-pay and eligibility requirements. Document action taken on patient's account. Process account correspondence. Performs calculations and clerical duties involved in processing Medicare/Medicaid claims. Performs diagnostic and procedural coding. Provide phone coverage as needed.


Required Education/Training: High school diploma or equivalent


Required Experience: Recent third party payer experience, including insurance follow-up in a medical setting; proven skills in collection, basic computer operation; problem solving and communication; diagnostic and procedural coding experience


Required Licensure/Certification/Registration: Certified Professional Coder (CPC)


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AAPC of KC offers scholarships to our members for local chapter events.  See the scholarship application HERE.

Mentor Program

Do you need a Mentor, or would you like to become a Mentor? The AAPC of KC has a program to pair up members that need a little guidance and support with members who have a wealth of knowledge to share.

This program was developed to help our new and newly credentialed members with the support that is needed in our chosen career field.,Syd Stevens (sstevens@mncpc.com), Member Development Officer, can answer any questions you may have about this program.

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