Coder II - Full Time - Days

Department:  CODING

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Director CDI/Coding or designee, the Medical Records Coder I will improve documentation, data quality and revenue cycle operations.  The coder assigns International Classification of Disease system- 10 (ICD), CM, and PCS codes according to AHA – AMA Guidelines, CMS and NGS.                  

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Assign the appropriate DRG based on an analysis of the patient file and medical necessity
  • Assign diagnosis and procedure codes, for accurate and timely billing of most appropriate payer
  • Resolve diagnosis/procedure inconsistencies, concerns, and establish proper coding in collaboration with providers
  • Initiate and follow up on queries with providers
  • Abstract data elements and compile data for statistical reports
  • Provide education based on recognized trends, including physician documentation
  • Assist departments with diagnostic and procedural coding
  • Respond to Insurance, compliance and RAC denials
  • Review and assist in the maintenance of coding related policies and procedures
  • Mentor new staff
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education/Experience Requirements


  • AS in Health Information Management, a related degree or equivalent experience
  • RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCA, CPC, CIC Certification 
  • Knowledge of EMR, Coding software, and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge/understanding of Patient Safety Indicators (PSI), present on admission reporting requirements, and Hospital Acquired Conditions (HAC) and impact on quality and reimbursement
  • Knowledge/understanding of SOI/ROM methodology
  • Good Oral and Written Communication



  • BS in Health Information Management
  • Knowledge of Epic, 3M encoder, CDI Collaborate and Microsoft Office
  • 2 years of hospital coding experience

Licensure/Certification Requirements


  • RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCA, CPC, CIC Certification or the ability to obtain


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor

Job Details

Req Id  88780 
Department  CODING 
Shift Days
Shift Hours Worked  7.50
FTE 0.94 
Work Schedule  HRLY NON-UNION
Employee Status A1 - Full-Time 
Union Non-Union
Pay Range $19 - $31 Hourly

Nearest Major Market: Utica