Professional Practice Coding Supervisor

Southern Illinois Medical Services


Southern Illinois Medical Services (SIMS) is in search of a dynamic individual to supervise our provider practice based coding department.

SIMS employs over 200 providers (physician and mid levels).   This position will supervise approximately 12 coders, a lead coder, and a provider documentation educator

The southern Illinois region offers affordable housing choices, national parks and forests, cultural and Division I college sports and academic environments,  short home to work commutes.

Job Description:

  • Supervises approximately 12 coders, a lead coder and provider documentation educator.
  • Monitors Epic work queues for prompt and effective completion of accounts. Assists when necessary to ensure prompt resolution.
  • Reviews delinquent deficiencies for outstanding queries prior to physician notification.
  • Communicates any educational issues to the Coding Specialist/Educator.
  • Collaborates with PFS to identify billing edits and/or coding issues that may be delaying claims processing.
  • Serves as coding liaison for patients/physician offices.
  • Monitors coder compliance with department policies and procedures and assists with disciplinary action as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

  • Physician practice management experience required
  • In depth applied knowledge of  physician practice regulatory and payer requirements as it pertains to professional coding and claims.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Epic Professional Billing experience.  Understand and apply rural health setting coding rules, Medicare preventative and wellness exam requirements, modifier rules, mid level coding rules.

Education Qualifications:


  • Associate degree in Health Information Technology, RHIT


  • Bachelors degree  in, Health Information Management or Healthcare Management, RHIA
  • CCS or CPC certification preferred


Competitive benefits.

Paid Annual AHIMA dues. Paid CEU’s. Paid travel/expenses to coding related conferences as required.

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