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Using Data Analytics to Identify Risk / Opportunity and Focus Your Auditing and Monitoring
AAPC KC May 14, 2020 Local Chapter Meeting Handout
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Highlights of the CMS Evaluation and Management Office/Outpatient Visit Changes for 2019 & 2021
Huge shout out to our own Richelle Marting, JD, MHSA, RHIA, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CPC-I and Linda Vargas, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPC-I, CCC, CEMC, CGSC for this summation of the upcoming changes to the Office/Outpatient E/M services that is part of the “Patients over Paperwork” initiative.
Highlights of the CMS EM Final Rule.pdf
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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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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





University of Kansas Health System


Job Postings

Clinic Scheduler/Pre-registration Team


Busy orthopedic clinic is hiring for clinic scheduler/pre-registration team.  Two full-time immediate openings.  Excellent benefit package.  Team environment.  Send resume to seller@osikc.com


Physician Coding Auditor Lead (Surgery)


The Physician Coding Lead is responsible for providing support to staff when training to code for CPT, ICD-10 AND HCPCS and to be a resource for leadership and healthcare providers regarding appropriate coding and clinical documentation requirements to ensure accurate coding and physician revenue.



  • Reviews samples of coded services daily for accuracy and completeness including physician surgical, both inpatient and outpatient, facility charges, procedural, and physician inpatient and outpatient documentation and coding.
  • Participates in the development of coding policies and procedures.
  • Remains up to date on all regulatory and private payor policies, compliance policies, and coding updates or changes.
  • Oversees coding reviews with both coders and physicians or other providers and provides detailed feedback and education on coding practices and conventions to foster improvement.
  • Gathers and considers patient reimbursement data, analyzes results and reviews reimbursement for low payments.
  • Serves as a resource for the coding and billing staff providing education and answering questions.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, disease processes and surgical techniques through participation in continuing education programs to effectively apply ICD-10-CM and coding guidelines to inpatient and outpatient diagnoses and procedures.
  • Communicates pertinent information on appropriate documentation to physicians and staff.
  • Reviews the complex (problematic coding that needs research and reference checking medical records and accurately codes the primary/secondary diagnoses and procedures using ICD-10-CM and CPT coding conventions.
  • Assists physician coding supervisors with Epic work queue monitoring and reconciliation of missed charging for inpatient, outpatient, and surgical encounters, performs monthly audits of coding quality and coder training as needed.
  • Must be able to meet productivity requirements as outlined by clinical specialty and hospital quality requirements of 95% or better after training has concluded.


*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note:  These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.  Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit.  Other duties may be assigned as required.



·         High school diploma or GED

·         CPC, COC, CIC, CCA, CPC-A or COC-A Certification

·         5 years of experience in coding in a health care facility or a physician office, including 1 year of auditing experience



·         Associate's Degree

·         Epic experience

Apply Here: https://www.kansashealthsystem.com/careers

Medical Billing Specialist 


Specialty practice is seeking a full time Medical Billing Specialist. This person should be familiar with all aspects of the revenue cycle. Primary responsibilities will include reviewing professional charges and accurately entering charge data into the practice management system to begin the billing cycle.


A minimum of two years experience in medical billing is preferred. Nephrology experience is a plus.



· Reviews professional office and dialysis charges for correct coding. Charge data is entered into practice management system accurately and timely.

· Maintain thorough working knowledge with CPT and ICD-10 codes, as well as familiarity with Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial payer coding/billing guidelines.

· Prioritizing daily workload, making adjustments as needed.

· Answer and respond to billing related phone calls as necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

· Work comfortably in a fast-paced environment. Need to be detail oriented and a self-starter with the ability to multi-task.

· Computer skills, including practice management systems (NextGen preferred), Excel, Word and Outlook.

· Excellent communication skills.

· Professionalism is a must with ability to work independently as well as part of a team.


We offer an excellent benefit package and working environment. If this sounds like the perfect position for you, please submit resume and salary requirements to amyb@nephkc.com


Childrens Mercy - Job Openings


Education Coordinator, Prof Rev Coding



Supervisor, HIM Release of Information



Supervisor, Professional Coding Ops


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AAPC of Kansas City

PO Box 12431
Kansas City, MO 64116


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


2019 AAPC KC Scholarship Form
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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.,Syd Stevens (sstevens@mncpc.com), Member Development Officer, can answer any questions you may have about this program.

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