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Billing Compliance Specialist


Billing Compliance Specialist

  • 531475
  • Medical Center
  • Surgery
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 1 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: 67,900-85,600

Position Summary

The Billing Compliance Specialist will be responsible for leading the Department of Surgery's compliance program.


  • Assess clinical documentation to confirm it supports medical services for appropriate billing of reported services.
  • CPT and ICD-10 coding will be assessed and monitored.
  • Provide ongoing education and training in coding and documentation practices for clinicians. 
  • Observing and educating new and existing providers with their documentation. 
  • Communicate policy changes and updates with Coding Specialist team members and assist with their coding inquiries! 
  • Responsible to compliance of all in basket messages including chart completion and results folders.  
  • Mentoring physicians on how to bill for services appropriately.
  • Coordination of retrospective monthly billing compliance review of inpatient surgeries and evaluation and management services for the department.
  • Preparation of monthly summary reports for the Department Administrator and for the Office of Billing Compliance.
  • Coordinate existing compliance with existing Departmental policies.
  • Assist with preparation, editing, and revision of provider encounter forms as necessary.
  • Perform related administrative tasks as directed by Department Administrator.
  • Provide excellent education and teaching to faculty and staff.
  • Productive integration/collaboration with the Department's faculty, practice staff and Columbia's Office for Billing and Compliance.
  • High Quality of Work Life for all Unit Members-Empowerment, Teamwork and collaboration, and career growth and development.
  • Viable-Strong growth and development, process management, planning and paying attention to detail.
  • Comply with the requirements of the Department's Compliance Plan.
  • Performs other related duties.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and 4yrs experience

Other Requirements

  • CPC certification (AAPC)
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multicultural and language-deficit patients.
  • Effective interpersonal and communications skills required.  Excellent telephone etiquette.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology strongly preferred.
  • EPIC or other practice management system experience preferred.
  • Must be able to adapt to a growing and changing environment. 

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