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Hospital Outpatient Coder II- Full-time (40 hrs per week) at Emory in Decatur, Georgia

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



  • The Hospital Outpatient Coder Level II uses clinical coding knowledge, based on the Official Coding Guidelines and AHA Coding Clinic, to assign ICD-9/ICD-10 and CPT codes to the highest level of accuracy for each Ambulatory Surgery, Gastrointestinal, Infusion and Observation encounter.

  • Works closely with physicians, clinical documentation improvement specialist, quality, and patient finance staff.

  • Plays a key role in billing, research, internal and external reporting, and regulatory compliance.

  • Follows-up on CCI edits, claim rejections, and other issues impacting facilitation of billing and reimbursement process.

  • Ensures accuracy of APCs and appropriate extraction of core data into HIM abstracting system to data warehouse repository.


  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Two years acute care outpatient coding with outpatient diagnostic and ED coding.

  • CIRCC preferred or CPC, CPC-H, CCA, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P certified.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (MediumMax 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks