Tri-City Medical Center

  • CODER 2

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/24/2018 12:43 PM)
    FTE Status
    PD .2
    Cost Center/Dept
    8700 - Medical Records
    Work Schedule
    2 shifts per week
  • Overview

    Position Summary:

    Under the supervision of the Director or Manager, the Coder 2 is responsible for coding (using ICD-9-CM,  HCPCS and/or ICD-10-CM) all diagnoses and visit applicable procedures for the Emergency Department, Infusions, Wound Care Clinic and Outpatient Ancillary encounters. 


    Major Position Responsibilities Assigned:

    • Codes encounters using ICD-9-CM,  HCPCS/CPT and/or ICD-10-CM coding guidelines according to Hospital-Based and quality monitoring criteria.
    • Observes and reports unusual patterns in documentation (physician and/or nursing) that requires additional steps to research in order for coding to be completed.
    • Responsible for on-going education to maintain current professional certification.
    • Responsible for the review and comprehension of current information regarding coding and compliance issues.
    • Adheres to the AHIMA Standards of Ethical Coding developed by the AHIMA Council on Coding and Classification.
    • Performs other related duties as requested by Management.

    Safety and Infection Control Responsibilities

    • Responsible to maintain a safe and clean work environment, including unit based specific safety and infection control requirements.


    • Six (6) months Emergency Department coding experience utilizing ICD-9-CM, and/or ICD-10-CM codes and CPT required.
    • Internal transfers: will consider one year Coder 1 experience at Tri-City Medical Center in lieu of 6 months Emergency Department coding experience.
    • Wound Care Clinic encounters & Infusion Center coding experience utilizing ICD-9-CM, CPT and/or ICD-10-CM codes, preferred.
    • Successful completion of coding skills assessment with a score of at least 80% that evaluates application of candidate’s knowledge, required
    • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, compliance and reimbursement guidelines as would normally be acquired through completion of an AA degree in Health Care Management or related field, preferred.
    • Intermediate computer skills, required.
    • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills, required.
    • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in response to unexpected change in work volume and work schedule, required.
    • Excellent human relations’ skills including listening, conflict resolution, and team building, required.


    • High school diploma or GED, required.


    Certifications: Requires 1 of the following:

    • Current Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
    • Current Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
    • Current Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
    • Current Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
    • Current Certified Professional Coder Outpatient Hospital (CPC-H) 
    • Current Registered Health Information Administrator (R.H.I.A)
    • Current Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC)

    Each new hire candidate who is offered employment must pass a physical evaluation, urine drug screen and pre-employment background checks before starting work.


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