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Coding Knowledge Analyst

Req #:  224246
Facility:  Shared Revenue Cycle
Department:  HIM/Medical Records
City:  Oak Brook
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1




Full-Time – 40 hours per week


Advocate Aurora Health is the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies, and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics. The organization contributed $2 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2016.

Aurora Careers for Wisconsin jobs and Advocate Careers for Illinois jobs.

OUR PURPOSE:  We Help People Live Well OUR VALUES:

  • Excellence: We are a top performing health system in all that we do and continually find new and better ways to improve.
  • Compassion: We unselfishly care for others.
  • Respect: We treat people in a way that value their unique needs and preferences.


Position Requirements:
Associates degree in Health Information Management with 5 years experience in
Hospital Health Information Management/Medical Records Department (including extensive hospital coding experience)

RHIT required, CCS preferred
Demonstrated organizational skills
¬Analytical skills
¬Attention to detail
¬Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
¬Demonstrated knowledge of ICD~10~CM, CPT coding systems, as well as

  • Knowledge of various reimbursement methodology used in health care (DRGs, APR~DRGs, APCs, capitation, per diem, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines while being highly customer focused
  • Demonstrated program design skills with demonstrated ability to be creative, flexible, and innovative in course design
  • Energetic presentation skills
  • Collaboration skills
  • Able to travel to other hospital sites, corporate settings and seminar locations
  • Able to work under stressful conditions while maintaining
  • professionalism and manage multiple completing priorities
  • Work will often require flexibility and meeting tight deadlines
  • Able to communicate with many different customers and seek solutions to move the organization forward
  • Ability to make independent decisions in problem solving
  • Ability to prioritize own work
  • Ability to work well with individual associates
  • Able to work well on a team
  • Independently develop new educational programs
  • Ability to work varied hours in a 24 hour day
  • Able to participate in process improvement initiatives
  • Serve on Advocate sponsored committees
  • Ability to work in a remote home environment

The Enterprise Coding Knowledge Analyst executes a Shared Coding Services education program that delivers consistency and best practices including effective ways of delivering learning that advances coders through the onboarding process as well as through expanded work scope. This position provides the team with additional educational needs to ensure that the coders are current with industry trends and meeting the expectations of their role including quality performance. By increasing the knowledge of the coders, this position helps create a pipeline of talent to take on more complex roles in the future. This position also provides an effective method to manage the certifications of credentialed team members

Responsible for delivering education sessions within the coder education program, including the remote onboarding program and ongoing coder education (annual updates, advancement, trends).
Responsible for identifying opportunities for continuous improvement in education program, content, and delivery.
Responsible for publicizing external continuing education opportunities and monitoring team member certification.
Performance of other duties
Responsible for development of content in the Shared Coding Services coder education program, including remote onboarding program, ongoing coder education (annual updates, advancement, trends), and physician / customer education.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.