Virtual Coder I

Parkland Health and Hospital System (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

Looking for your next opportunity? If so, choose Parkland and discover what a meaningful job feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you’ll be part of a team that’s providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. And here, you’ll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your job and your field. Step into a career that will make a substantial difference for our patients—and for you. We blend cultures, talents, and experience into an exemplary health and hospital system.  Parkland has earned distinction as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S News and World Report every year since 1994.


Responsible for determining and entering accurate ICD and CPT codes onto patient records according to established guidelines.


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


-Must have a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) certification OR
-Must be certified through the American Health Information Management Association as one of the following:
-Registered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT)
-Registered Health Informationj Management Administrator (RHIA)
-Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
-Certified Coding Specialist ¿ Physician Based (CCS-P)


-Must be certified through the American Association of Procedural Coders (AAPC) as one of the following:
-Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
-Certified Professional Coder Apprentice (CPC-A)*
-Certified Professional Coder-Hospital (CPC-H)
-Certified Professional Coder-Hospital Apprentice (CPC-H-A)*

*If hired with CPC-A or CPC-H-A certification, employee must have apprentice designation removed from their certification within two years to continue in Coder I classification.

Skills or Special Abilities:
-Must be able to demonstrate basic coding skills.
-Must score a minimum of 70% on a pre-employment outpatient coding test. Contract coders with a proven coding accuracy rate of 95% at Parkland Health and Hospital System are exempt from this requirement.
-Must have knowledge of medical terminology, the human disease process, anatomy and physiology.
-Must be able to demonstrate an increased proficiency in coding and encoder skills within three (3) months of employment.
-Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of computer software applications including MS office.
-Must be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Outpatient Coding

To apply for this job, contact:
Mitch Tonak

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