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Concurrent Coder, FT 7a-4p

at St. Joseph Medical Center

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 14883
Keywords: medical

Job Description


The HIM Concurrent Inpatient Coder shall support hospital concurrent coding operations on site. The Concurrent Inpatient Coder shall review hospital inpatient medical documentation to assign, sequence, edit and/or validate the appropriate ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes. The HIM Concurrent Inpatient Coder is required to work onsite in the hospital and attend all intra hospital case management or utilization management meetings. A provisional DRG must be assigned within 24 hours for all patients excluding normal newborn and/or normal obstetrical patients. Acute care admissions should be re-reviewed daily and sub-acute cases every other day.


  • Coding Technical Skills that include ICD-10-CM, MS-DRG and APR-DRG methodology
  • Candidate must display a superior knowledge of Coding Guidelines (Coding Clinic, UHDDS Official Coding Guidelines, CCI Edits).
  • Analytical Skills that include effective evaluation, synthesis and use of information gathered
  • Ability to maintain 96% DRG/APR accuracy rate
  • Experience with physician querying
  • Experience working with Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (CDI)
  • Assign a provisional DRG within 24 hours of admission
  • Acute care cases reviewed daily, sub-acute areas reviewed every other day
  • Ability to respond to coding questions from clinical providers
  • Candidate should have experience with Meditech and Cerner
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, display a high level of computer literacy, excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to meet assigned deadlines, and organized
  • The position will report to the HIM Inpatient Coding Manager
  • Ability to meet coding productivity standards


  • Minimum 1 year of Acute Inpatient hospital coding required, 3 years preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of CCs/MCCs, impact on quality reporting, UHDDS guidelines, HACs and PSIs
  • Meditech and Cerner experience preferred
  • Microsoft Office (Word, One Note, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.


  1. Education: RHIT or RHIA preferred
  • II. Experience: 1 year of Acute Inpatient Coding Experience
  1. Certification/Licensure: CCS Certification
  • IV. Software/Hardware: 3M experienced required
  • V. Other: Onsite M-F, attend hospital based meetings. Work closely with CDI.

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