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2024 AAPC Testing Information

January 1-14, 2024: AAPC has a 2-week exam blackout period while implementing 2024 exam updates.  During this timeframe, no exams will be administered.

 

Jan 15th, 2024:  Exams resume, and if you did not redeem your in-person voucher by December 31, 2023 it will be automatically transferred to an electronic exam voucher.  2 Electronic testing options are available:

  • Live Remote Proctor (LRP)
  • Meazure Learning Testing Center

If you have questions regarding exams or testing options, please contact AAPC national

Career Links

Below are links to job and career pages for various healthcare orgainzations in our area. 

 

Advent Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield Kansas City

Cerner

Universityhealthkc.org

University of Kansas Health System

 

Job Postings

Please submit job postings to AAPC.KansasCity@gmail.com

Postings will remain on our website for 60 days, unless otherwise requested

 

 

Coder Position

Wound Care Plus-Blue Springs

Please send resume to susan.cardwell@mywoundcareplus.com

 

We are a growing company and we welcome new coders!

 

Job description

Full-time

General Summary of Duties

Certified Professional Coder (CPC or CPC-A) to provide quality review and analysis of a wide range of patient medical records and ensure accuracy of coding and maintain records in accordance with accepted medical and legal standards.

Responsible for reviewing medical records to assure proper billing of the medical record, comparison of provider chosen CPT and ICD-10 codes to the providers' documentation to substantiate the level of coding, provider services to include identification of professional services in and complete review of medical records to accurately optimize all professional services for billing.

$500 Sign-On Bonus

Essential Functions

  1. Review of electronic medical records initiated by a health care provider.
  2. Verifying and coding of the diagnosis, evaluation and management, procedures or other codes required for the completeness and accuracy of the record.
  3. Review and verify component parts of medical records to ensure completeness and accuracy
  4. Codes and/or reviews principal diagnosis, co-morbidities, complications, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, supplies, materials, injections, and drugs with International Classification of Diseases (ICD10), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), Heath Care Financing Administration Common Procedure Coding Systems (HCPCS – all levels, and any other coding classification systems that may be required).
  5. Perform edit checks on data entered prior to transmittal and corrects errors as indicated.
  6. Analyze medical record documentation for consistency and completeness for coding purposes using established criteria and regulations.
  7. Examine all documents in the record for authorized signature and patient identification to ensure all documents contain sufficient documentation to support the diagnosis and treatment administered, and the results obtained are adequately described.
  8. Perform other miscellaneous administrative duties as assigned.

Education

  1. High school diploma or equivalent General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
  2. Certified Professional Coder (CPC or CPC-A) is required.

Experience

  1. Medical Office setting experience is preferred.

Knowledge

  1. Knowledge of medical billing practices and office policies and procedures.
  2. Knowledge of insurance
  3. Knowledge of all confidentially requirements regarding patients and strict maintenance of proper confidentiality on all such information.
  4. Knowledge of medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology
  5. Knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation

Skills

  1. Skill in operating computers, calculators, copiers, printers, fax machines, and telephones
  2. Must be proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, and other Office Suite programs
  3. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  4. Must possess tact and diplomacy
  5. Demonstrates initiative to provide quality of services and improve efficiency
  6. Maintains positive working relations with co-workers
  7. Time management skills

Abilities

  1. Ability to deal professionally and courteously, and efficiently with the public and to remain calm under stress.
  2. Ability to understand and interpret policies and regulations.
  3. Ability to prepare documents in response to complaints and inquiries.
  4. Ability to examine documents for accuracy and completeness.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively in the English language

Environmental/Working Conditions

  1. Work is performed in an office environment. Involves frequent contact with the public. Work may be stressful at times.

Physical/Mental Demands

  1. Work requires hand dexterity for office machine operation, stooping and bending to files and supplies, mobility to complete errands, or sitting for extended periods of time. Must possess visual and auditory acuity in order to communicate with co-workers, patients and other customer groups.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 - $24.00 per hour

Benefits:

  1. 401(k)
  2. Dental insurance
  3. Employee assistance program
  4. Flexible spending account
  5. Health insurance
  6. Life insurance
  7. Paid time off
  8. Vision insurance

Schedule:

  1. Monday to Friday

Experience:

  1. ICD-10: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Posted: 05/14/2024

PR Manager:  Centene

https://jobs.centene.com/us/en/jobs/1489749/manager-provider-relations/

Candidate MUST reside in the Kansas City, MO Metro area or the state of Kansas.

Responsible for maintaining existing and developing new provider relations, and assisting with contracting activities

  • Manage the staff in contracting area including work flow, training and communication standards
  • Manage day-to-day provider relations activities and provider relations department
  • Develop, implement and maintain production and quality standards for the contracting staff
  • Monitor and analyze costs and prepare departmental budget
  • Initiate and execute standard physician and ancillary provider contracts
  • Coordinate all pre-contract activities with providers such as, site visits, credentialing, orientation to contractual requirements, etc.
  • Maintain contracts and correspondence files in organized and accessible manner for all providers
  • Prepare and analyze information to evaluate the need for additional health plan providers
  • Manage and coordinate customized provider contracts and hospital contracts
  • Participate in physician and ancillary provider contracting and provider relations in foreign state markets through implementation and startup phases
  • Candidate MUST reside in the Kansas City, MO Metro area or the state of Kansas.
  • Travel 50% in the state of Kansas.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience. 4+ years of managed care, health delivery system and/or project and staff management experience. Experience with state and federal health programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Provider relations/contracting experience including solid communication and negotiation skills. Previous experience as a lead in a functional area, managing cross functional teams on large scale projects or supervisory experience including hiring, training, assigning work and managing the performance of staff. Pay Range: $84,300.00 - $151,700.00 per year

Centene offers a comprehensive benefits package including: competitive pay, health insurance, 401K and stock purchase plans, tuition reimbursement, paid time off plus holidays, and a flexible approach to work with remote, hybrid, field or office work schedules. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law. Total compensation may also include additional forms of incentives.

 

Posted: 05/01/2024

 

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Kansas City, MO 64116

Scholarships

AAPC of KC offers scholarships to our members for local chapter events.  See the scholarship application. Return completed forms to AAPC.KansasCity@gmail.com

 

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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. For questions or to participate, send an email to aapc.kansascity@gmail.com.

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