Reading Hospital
Medical Coder- Remote possible
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Reading Map
Posted: 10/09/2019
Closing: 11/08/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 2 year(s)
Reading Hospital
Job description

The HIM Coding Specialist reviews the patient’s medical record to assign the appropriate diagnoses codes,

procedure codes, DRG/APC assignments.

Follows all UHDDS, AHA, ICD-10 and CPT coding guidelines.

Assigns appropriate admission/discharge disposition present on Admission indicators and any additional

required data elements.

Contacts physicians as needed for clarification regarding the assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes.

Collaborates with the Clinical Documentation Specialist team to ensure appropriate clinical documentation

within the patient's medical record to support the final coding process.

Ensures established quality, productivity and process goals are met.

Ensures compliance with Medicare and other required regulatory agency guidelines related to coding.


Education Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED (Required)

**Non Degree Program: i.e. Completion of a Coding Program (Required)

2 year / Associate Degree: Health information Management Technician (Preferred)

**Combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree

Certification and Licensure Requirements:

*Coding certificate (preferably AHIMA approved) or coding credential (CCS, CCA, CCS-P, CPC) (Required or

obtained within 1 year of employment)

AHIMA RHIA (Preferred)

AHIMA RHIT (Preferred)

Experience and Skills

RElevant experience as a Medical Coder holding a certification of CPC or CCA1-3 years knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, ICD-9-CM, basic

CPT4 classifications systems, prospective payment systems, 3rd party reimbursement and select regulatory

agency requirements (Required)

1-3 years strong analytical and investigative skills in order to assign appropriate diagnostic and procedural

codes and to maintain data integrity. (Required)

1-3 Years Experience working with electronic coding systems, electronic health records (Preferred)

ICD 10 Training/Experience (Preferred)

Required Skills: Excellent Communications Skills, Excellent Interpersonal Skills, General Clerical Skills, Basic

computer skills (Microsoft office, HIM Electronic Health Record, etc), basic knowledge of standard office


Medical Coder- Remote possible