Remote Coder I - ED & Ancillary

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  • Location FRANKLIN, TN (Coder Employment Entity)
    Full Time
  • Department HIIM - Corporate Coding S
  • Field Health Information Mgmt
  • Location FRANKLIN, TN (Coder Employment Entity)

  • Department HIIM - Corporate Coding S

  • Field Health Information Mgmt

  • Full Time

Job Description

Community Health Systems is one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers. Developing and operating healthcare delivery systems in 47 distinct markets across 16 states, CHS is committed to helping people get well and live healthier. CHS affiliates 81 operate acute-care hospitals and more than 1,000 other sites of care, including physician practices, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers and ambulatory surgery centers.


As a member of the HIM Central Services coding team, a successful Coder I provides coding assistance for HIM Central Service supported CHS hospitals in Emergency Department, Ancillary Service, and some clinic areas and reviews patient records assigning accurate codes for each diagnosis and procedure.  Applied knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology.  Demonstrates data quality and integrity skills. 

This individual will be required to make independent decisions regarding accurate ICD-10-CM and CPT / HCPCS codes assignments and be familiar with LCD/NCD and coding edit resolution.  These decisions will play a key role in determining the reimbursement potential of CHS with adherence to compliant coding standards and corporate policies developed to ensure accurate billing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Performs remote coding for CHS hospitals via scanned and electronic medical records and abstracts via access to hospital abstracting system as part of a corporate coding organization.
  2. Codes Emergency Department (Diagnosis & Procedure), Ancillary and some outpatient hospital clinic services.
  3. Consults the Manager, Corporate Coding or other available resources and works out difficult codes and/or coding problems.
  4. Attends coding education as scheduled.
  5.  Other duties may be assigned
  6. Maintains productivity levels set forth by CHS while maintaining a 95% coding accuracy rate.

Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • ICD-10-CM & CPT

Preferred Education:

  • 1 year coding certification, Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management or related field
  • Knowledge of related prospective payment systems, anatomy, physiology, ancillary testing, and medical terminology
  • Broad knowledge of pharmacology indications for drug usage and related adverse reactions

Required Experience:
Preferred Experience: 2 years’ acute care hospital outpatient coding experience

Required License/Registration/Certification: CPC, CPC-A, CCA, CCS, COC, RHIA, or RHIT

Computer Skills Required: Experience with virtual desktop image, electronic medical record systems, encoding systems as well as word processing and spreadsheet software

Physical Demands:
In order to successfully perform this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the following are outlined below:
1. The Employee is required to read, review, prepare and analyze written data and figures, using a PC or similar, and should possess visual acuity.

2. The Employee may be required to occasionally climb, push, stand, walk, reach, grasp, kneel, stoop, and/or perform repetitive motions.

3. The Employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and; therefore, job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found within general office, home-based office or administrative work.


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