Remote Medical Coding Project Team Lead Opportunities: Drive Excellence in Healthcare Documentation

Cooper Thomas

Washington, DC 20016

Remote Outpatient Project Team Leads

Cooper Thomas, LLC, a leading provider of medical coding services to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has multiple, immediate openings for remote part-time or full-time Team Leads, with a preference for those applicants seeking a full-time position. Previous experience with VA is preferred, whether as a VA employee or with another VA contractor.

Preference will be given to those candidates who meet the qualifications below and have an active Background Investigation, PIV Card, eToken, and an active VA Contractor’s Citrix Access Account or an active Moonlighter Account. A strong multi-specialty OP background is required. Applicants should have a minimum of 1 year supervisory experience and have demonstrated the ability to manage small outpatient coding project teams of no less than 5 coders. This position reports directly to our Coding, Auditing, & Training Manager.

We are currently offering a signing bonus to qualified applicants hired who have an active Contractor’s or Moonlighter Account!

Overall Position Description:

  • Work remotely from your home office
  • Code and audit, in addition to managing workflow, and coder productivity and quality, depending upon the size of the project and your prior experience
  • Manage workflow in a high-volume, productivity-driven environment
  • Train and manage coders
  • Interpret & identify coder audits & training opportunities to maintain high-quality
  • Interface with client personnel to ensure consistent high levels of client satisfaction

More detailed qualifications include:

Position Qualifications & Technical Requirements:

  • Ability to manage coders and auditors on a long-term contract
  • Supervising medical coders and auditors in a high-volume production environment
  • Knowledge of E/M, CPT, DX, ICD-10, Modifiers
  • Coding experience with Labs, Radiology, Colonoscopy, Heart Catheterization, Chemotherapy, Optometry, Ophthalmology, and Mental Health
  • Current experience coding VA Outpatient encounters
  • Experience conducting coding audits for VA Outpatient encounters
  • Conduct virtual one-on-one and group training sessions to improve coder quality
  • Must be able to collaboratively work with and communicate professionally with internal and external project stakeholders
  • Working familiarity with E/M leveling for OP and ED visits using 95’, 97’, and 2022 guidelines
  • Working familiarity with E/M calculator and ability to use this tool proficiently
  • Working familiarity with 3M Encoder for ICD10 and CPT coding
  • Knowledge in anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathology, and disease processes, pharmacology, health record format and content, reimbursement methodologies and conventions, rules and guidelines for current classification systems (ICD, CPT, HCPCS)

Education and Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of Outpatient coding experience combined with 1 year of prior supervisory experience
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT); Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA); Certified Coding Specialist (CCS); or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) required

Cooper Thomas, LLC is a leading provider of health information management services. Established in Washington, DC, in 2003, Cooper Thomas offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, the opportunity for growth, and annual pay increases. Equal opportunity employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To apply, please go to the “Careers” section of our website at, and follow the instructions to register and apply.

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