Virtual Sr. Coding Specialist

Parkland Health and Hospital System (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States


Assists Coders I and II, and is responsible for coding all episodes of care according to established coding guidelines and Parkland¿s policies to ensure accuracy of recorded patient medical information and appropriate reimbursement for services rendered.


-Must have successfully completed an approved coding program OR
-Must be a graduate of a health Information Management program. 

-Must have five years of coding experience in an acute care Level I trauma hospital           environment.
-Experience must be specific to the area of placement i.e. inpatient coding and observation coding.

Equivalent Education and/or Experience:
-May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.

-Must be certified through the American Health Information Management Association as one of the following:
oRegistered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT)
oRegistered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA)
oCertified Coding Specialist (CCS)

Skills or Special Abilities:
-Must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of ICD-9/ICD-10 coding and abstracting skills.
-Must score a minimum of 85% on a pre-employment coding test.  Contract coders with a proven coding accuracy rate of 95% at Parkland Health and Hospital System are exempt from this requirement.
-Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of reimbursement (Medicare and Medicaid) principles.
-Must have knowledge of medical terminology, the human disease process, anatomy and physiology.
-Must be able to demonstrate good organizational and leadership skills.
-Must be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
-Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of computer software applications including MS Office.

To apply for this job, contact:
Mitch Tonak

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