Oregon Health & Science University

Coding Specialist 2

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Department of Neurology
Salary Range
$28.82 - $38,97 per hour (Commensurate with experience, education and internal equity)
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

This level 2 coding position provides support to the Department of Neurology. This position is responsible for coding of physician’s fees. This position requires experience in coding and requires a current certification with AAPC or AHIMA. The Coding 2 Specialist reviews, abstracts, and codes treatment and procedure information from outpatient medical records, for the purpose of providing medical coding information for appropriate billing of health care services and professional fees, to ensure physician compliance with Federal, State, and Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Minimum two years of hospital or professional services experience reviewing, abstracting, and coding medical records using ICD-10-CM and CPT coding

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels, physicians, administrative management, leadership, etc.

  • In depth knowledge of CPT, ICD-10-CM, HCPCS, Federal Register, Federal and CMS guidelines

  • Proficiency with word processing and excel spreadsheets

  • Ability to work as a team player

  • Basic medical terminology understanding


Certification in one of the following coding certification from AAPC or AHIMA:

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

  • Active AHIMA membership may be required for some positions.

  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through the American Academy of Professional Coders.

  • OR equivalent certification

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree

  • Prior Neurology, Professional Diagnostic, Behavioral Health coding experience

  • Experience in an academic center

  • Prior experience with Epic

  • Successful completion of Epic courses

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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