Oregon Health & Science University

Inpatient Coder (Coding Specialist lll)

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Hospital/Clinic Support
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Enterprise Coding
Salary Range
$31.22 - $42.86
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

This level 3 coding position provides support to the Enterprise Coding Department for the coding of Inpatient services. The Inpatient Coder position requires certification and active credential status with AHIMA and advanced coding experience in the highly specialized areas of Inpatient coding.

  • Inpatient Coding Services:  This position is responsible for reviewing clinical documentation and assigning the correct ICD 10 CM and ICD 10 PCS coding to Inpatient records.
  • Utilizes Epic and 3M 360 systems
  • Effectively communicates via email.
  • Collaborates with Coding Leads, Clinical Documentation Specialists and Billing Dept to ensure correct coding and DRG assignment resulting in accurate Case Mix Index calculations and reimbursement.
  • Ensures that the documentation is in compliance with ICD 10 and CMS coding guidelines.
  • Advises coding partners and team members in coding assignments.
  • Requires maintaining an hourly productivity standard and quality standards as set by Enterprise Coding and based on Industry Standards.
  • Requires attendance of Enterprise Coding and Clinical Department meetings via conference call and WebEx.
  • Coding work queue assignment will vary based on business needs or management assignment.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum of 4 years professional or hospital (depending on position) experience reviewing, abstracting, coding in ICD 10 CM or ICD 10 PCS, or CPT
  • 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) with active status.
    • 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

  • Accredited Coding Program, Associates or bachelor's degree; Specialized Coding Credential
  • Knowledge of Inpatient coding guidelines, MCE and compliance edits
  • Experience using an EMR.
  • Some college course work or education in classes related to anatomy/physiology, medical terminology, ICD-10-CM coding.
  • Experience using EPIC, 3M encoder.
  • Proficiency with word processing and Excel spreadsheets.
  • Advanced knowledge of ICD-10-CM, Federal Register, Federal and State insurance billing laws and Mandates.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels, physicians, nurses, administrative management, etc.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
  • AHIMA certification required upon hire.
  • Must be able to pass internal coding test to qualify as a Level 3

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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