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Sanford Health Coder, Hospital, Outpatient - Health Information Coding in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: Coder, Hospital, Outpatient | Health Information Coding | Multi-City

City: Multi-City

State: Multi-State

Department : HIM Coding Hospital Outpatient

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: Other


Assigns codes to diagnoses and procedures for outpatient medical records using current International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding classification systems. Coding assignments are made for the purposes of reimbursement, research, compliance with federal and state regulations/guidelines and for severity of illness. Meet productivity and quality standards. Requires ongoing review and adherence to a multitude of regulatory requirements that are constantly changing. Applies professional knowledge and uses critical thinking skills to assign codes to meet various payment groupings and medical necessity. Works extensively with electronic medical record. Prior coding classification education required. Previous hospital coding experience highly desirable. Prior computer and/or encoder software experience desirable. Work requires extreme attention to detail and work which meets high ethical standards, logical thinking and the ability to acquire an intricate knowledge of system software and hardware. Knowledge of components of the medical record. Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes and medical terminology. Familiar with operative terms and pharmacology. Work extensively with protected health information and is required to adhere to HIPAA privacy and security regulations and policies related to same.


Shares information, knowledge, and experiences openly and proactively. Productively balances speed and accuracy. Communicates effectively with diverse audiences, using appropriate media and language. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships within and outside of own area. Demonstrates an ability to meet own responsibilities. Follows organization's coding procedures and standards to conduct medical coding practices. Discusses major health information coding guidelines and specifications (e.g. ICD, 10th Edition). Identifies key medical information coding concepts and features such as Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD).


Schedule is somewhat flexible: can choose a set schedule between 5:00am - 11:00pm with 4 hours required to be worked during the 8:00am-5:00pm timeframe. Coding for multiple specialties: Interventional Radiology and Neurointerventional with possibility of training for other areas.


Associate's degree in health information technology. Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management (HIM) preferred.

Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes and medical terminology. Familiar with operative terms and pharmacology.

Maintain certification in Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) by fulfilling continuing education requirements. New graduates eligible for certification must complete the certification examination at the earliest testing dates following employment, and all subsequent dates thereafter until the exam is satisfactorily completed. If an employee fails the exam two consecutive times, there will be an evaluation by the Department Director who will determine one of the following: (A) Continue employment if overall job performance is satisfactory. If allowed to continue employment, failure to pass the exam on the third opportunity will result in immediate termination. (B) If performance is not satisfactory, the employee may be terminated.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

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In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

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City: Multi-City

State: Multi-State

Job Function: Revenue Cycle

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD11783