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Medical Coding Manager
Lake County Health Department

Location: Waukegan, Illinois
Work Setting: Ambulatory Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Other
Job Function:
HIM Manager/Supervisor
Job Type:
Salary Range: $68,048.16 – $79,628.23 Annually


As the largest human service provider in Lake County, we believe that services must be available without barriers. No residents are turned away due to the inability to pay. We believe in providing services in an environment of mutual respect, free of discrimination or bias. Whether assuring accessible and effective care, impacting policy, or assessing and monitoring risks, the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center has been an essential part of the public health system in Lake County for 60 years. We are looking for passionate, qualified team members, who can help make a difference in our agency, and most importantly, in our community. 


As a public health department, we believe in the science, data, and power of vaccines, like the influenza and COVID-19 vaccines, to protect against and prevent illness. Therefore, we require all Health Department staff to receive the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as the annual influenza vaccine unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Job Description

This position will oversee the daily operations of medical, dental, behavioral and chemical dependency coding team.  This role is responsible for the management and supervision of the Medical Coding Specialists, development and maintenance of a comprehensive coding education program as well as coordinating Quality Assurance Reviews and compliance audits.
The role conducts independent and collaborative audits according to the compliance work plan and develops appropriate documentation to support audit work performed.  Provides feedback from audit results for documentation and coding quality improvement.  In addition, this role is responsible for developing an educational pathway for Providers, and Medical Coding Specialists.  This role will work closely with the Revenue Cycle Manager to drive in “front end” workflows and business processes.  Also, works closely with EMR specialists to ensure standardization and workflow consistency/compliance.  Performs work of considerable difficulty and works in a highly independent role.

To be successful in this role you should have knowledge or skills in the following areas:

  • Expert outpatient coding knowledge, including in-depth understanding of coding guidelines, conventions, CPT, and Evaluation and Management classification systems and knowing how to utilize resources available.
  • High level of competency with Microsoft Office tools.
  • Advanced knowledge of disease processes, ICD-10, CPT and HCPCS coding applications, clinician documentation of government regulations and areas of scrutiny for potential fraud and abuse.
  • Ability to review analyze and interpret billing guidelines and state and federal regulations.
  • Ability to create training material and presentations.

Required Qualifications

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree and three years (3) of progressively complex coding work experience and training delivery or an Associate’s degree and five years of progressively complex coding work experience and training delivery required.
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS or CCS-P) or RHIT, through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is required.
  • Experience with the electronic health record and health care applications required.
  • Three or more years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with a large and diverse outpatient physician’s practice or an FQHC with  medical, dental and behavioral health outpatient services is preferred. 
  • NextGen experience preferred.


  • Medical (BlueCross BlueShield)

    • HMO/HMO Blue Advantage
    • Traditional PPO
    • Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP)

    Prescription – Optum Rx

    Dental (Delta Dental)

    Vision (Superior)

    Employee Immunizations

    • Lake County Health Department employees are welcome to receive, at no charge, annual flu and Hepatitis B vaccinations, as well as Tuberculosis testing.

    Life Insurance

    • Group Term Life (Securian)
    • Supplemental Term
    • Voluntary Life (NCPERS)

    Voluntary Insurance (AFLAC)

    • Accident Insurance
    • Cancer Insurance
    • Critical Care & Recovery
    • Critical Illness
    • Hospital Protection
    • Transit

    Professional Development Opportunities

    Employee Assistance Program

    Health and Dependent Care Savings

    • Flexible Spending Account 
    • Dependent Daycare Account
    • Health Savings Account


    • Illinois Municipal Retirement (IMRF)
    • Deferred Compensation (IMCA-RC)

    Paid Time Off

    • Vacation
    • Sick
    • Holiday
    • Personal

    Pet Insurance (Nationwide)

    Home and Auto Insurance (MetLife)

    Employee Discount Mall

    Tuition Reimbursement

    Work / Life Balance

    • Flexible schedules (evenings, nights, weekends, and on-call hours).

    Wellness Program

    • The Commit to Fit (Wellness Program) events are open to all benefit eligible employees to encourage and promote an active and health lifestyle.

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Posted: August 3, 2022 at 2:02 PM
Post ID: 70239

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