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Remote Outpatient Coding Specialist

Health Information Associates

Job Description:

Headquartered in Pawleys Island, SC, Health Information Associates (HIA) is a privately held company and was founded in 1992 by Betsy Bailey, RHIA and Deane Beamer, MHA. Prior to 1992, Mrs. Bailey held Director of HIM positions at two (2) hospitals in Virginia. Mr. Beamer had over thirty (30) years of experience as an Administrator working in various hospitals throughout the southeast.

Since its inception, HIA has partnered with hundreds of hospitals nationwide to provide customized comprehensive coding compliance reviews and educational services as well as coding support. HIA has grown to become a highly respected provider due to its ability to adapt to industry changes while maintaining a cohesive and conservative approach. HIA’s attention to individual client needs, from the smallest critical access hospital to the largest healthcare corporation, has led to the type of long term and mutually beneficial partnerships it is fortunate to share with its clients.


  • Codes all requested outpatient acute care facility records using the most accurate and appropriate ICD-10-CM/PCS, and
  • CPT codes in accordance with coding guidelines.
  • Abstracts, codes and assigns necessary demographic and clinical data elements required
  • Uses 3M encoder to ensure appropriate reimbursement.
  • Writes appropriate, non-leading queries.
  • Maintains quality and productivity according to client requirements.
  • Completes all I-10 education as required within established deadlines.
  • Commits to continually improving his/her coding skills by actively participating in all education sessions.
  • Reports to the Coding Services Manager.


  • RHIA, RHIT, and/or CCS
  • Minimum 3 years outpatient coding experience in an acute care facility.
  • I-10-CM/PCS training
  • Computer proficiency, able to research coding questions and utilize HIA’s internal educational resources.
  • High Speed Internet via Cable (no Satellite or wireless cell based)
  • Independent, focused individual able to work remotely.

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Specialty Coding Educator – REMOTE Hospital Coding

Aurora Health Care


At Aurora Health Care we believe that each of us can use our knowledge, experience and creativity to help people live well. We’re a non-profit organization with a clear vision of providing people with better health care than they can get anywhere else. Our strength stems from teamwork and collaboration among a talented and diverse group of professionals.

Job Description:

Responsible for researching and creating educational materials regarding current coding concepts for the Aurora Coding Academy. Responsible for coding training and education programs for hospital Inpatient Specialty Coders at St. Luke’s Medical Center and system-wide as necessary including extern staff. Creates presentations, develops handbook, learning and training materials.

Major Responsibilities:

Leads training sessions and presents high-level education on coding guidelines/information to coders and Inpatient Specialty trainees, which includes presenting PowerPoint presentations and webinar-type meetings. Coordinates training and orientation of new staff, as well as existing caregivers wishing to pursue promotion.

Stays abreast of Joint Commission, Agency Healthcare Research and Quality, core measures as well as severity and risk of mortality and other indicators affecting benchmarking and reimbursement for the organization.

Collaborates with respective Quality personnel and develops and creates educational materials around quality indicators.

Independently develops and maintains coding educational tools/resources, including training curriculum and training handbook, presentations, web-based coding education programs, learning and training materials.

Researches coding guidelines and updated coding information as published in ICD, CPT and HCPCS coding systems, and communicates any changes and new findings to coding staff. Maintain knowledge of ICD-10 and CPT and MS-DRG classifications and coding of diagnoses and procedures.

Assesses coder’s comprehension of training, and tracks and reports coding education results to coding leadership. Identifies need for one-on-one coding sessions and develops follow-up educational plans as needed. Collaborates with coding leadership to ensure coders receive sufficient and focused education.

Works with the Coding Quality Lead and Coding Supervisors to identify promotional opportunities for Coders depending on their skill level and performance.

Works with Learning Connection liaison to schedule presentations throughout the organization.

Works with Coding Leadership and Learning Connection liaison to ensure that all yearly and onboarding competencies are met including those required by Federal and State Agencies.

Maintains the Aurora Coding Connections website ensuring updated policies and procedures are published.

Required Qualifications:

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Health Information Technician (RHIT) registration issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or
  • Health Information Administrator (RHIA) registration issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and
  • Coding Specialist (CCS) certification issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Experience & Education:

  • Specialty Coding in an acute health care environment
  • Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management or related field.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Expert knowledge and experience in ICD and CPT coding systems, G-codes, HCPCS codes, CPT modifiers, MS-DRGs and APC. Advanced knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, and of pharmacology indications for drug usage and related adverse reactions. Expert knowledge of coding work flow and optimization of technology including how to navigate in the electronic health information record and in health information management and billing systems. Ability to work independently, takes initiative, and work collaboratively with others. Demonstrated experience and knowledge in developing and providing presentations. Advanced computer skills including the use of Microsoft office products, electronic mail, including exposure or experience with electronic coding systems or applications. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with varying levels of caregivers. Excellent organization, prioritization, and reading comprehension skills. Excellent analytical skills, with a high attention to detail. Demonstrates ability to function as a mentor, role model and teacher. Ability to meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment, and to exercise independent judgment.

key words: RHIT RHIA AHIMA CCS WHIMA medical coding coder inpatient hospital outpatient facility

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Typically requires 5 years of experience in Specialty Coding in an acute health care environment, which includes experience in acting as a resource and/or providing training/education.

Education Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management or related field.


Aurora health care offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Further information will be shared during the interview process.

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Inpatient CDI Specialist – BONUS!

Stillwater Medical Center


Our Team is growing! Come join the HIS Team at Stillwater Medical Center!

Job Description:

The Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) reviews medical records upon admission and concurrently for proper documentation. The CDS queries physicians for clarification and specificity of documentation in accordance with hospital policy. Attends Medical Staff meetings as requested, provides education and training, as needed. Performs focused reviews at the discretion of the Supervisor or HIS Director. Tracks CDI cases, queries, opportunities for improvement and practitioner response rates in software. Attends Interdisciplinary Team daily and utilizes dedicated time to discuss cases identified with opportunities. Communicates concerns and documentation trends to Supervisor for timely resolution.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years coding experience.
  • Minimum 1 year direct CDI experience.
  • Nursing: Minimum 3 year of Clinical experience in Medical/Surgical.
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through the AHIMA OR Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP) eligible. If eligible, must pass a certification exam within 1 year of employment.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and payer-specific regulations and policies pertaining to documentation, coding, and reimbursement or willingness to obtain.
  • Knowledge of medical record documentation practices required.
  • Active membership with the American Health Information Management Association required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of medical/hospital charge processes is beneficial.

Education Qualifications:

  • Graduation from accredited RHIA or RHIT program or eligible, OR
  • Graduation from a Registered Nursing Program.


Full Time on site position with benefits.

Quarterly Incentive and Sign-On Bonus Offered!

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