Sanford Health Coder Hospital Inpatient - Health Information Department in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Coder Hospital Inpatient | Health Information Department | Multi-City

City: Fargo

State: Multi-State

Department : HIM CODING - IP

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Assigns codes to diagnoses and procedures for medical records using current coding classification system and CPT 4 (Current Procedural Terminology, 4th Edition) coding and classification systems. Coding assignments are made for the purposes of reimbursement, research, compliance with federal and state regulations/guidelines and for severity of illness. Must 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. Assigns Diagnosis-Related Group (DRGs) as well as codes for case mix groups (CMGs) for records. Works extensively with electronic medical record and with some paper based medical records.


Hospital Inpatient Coding - codes all inpatient discharges for facility reimbursement. All specialties, utilizing ICD-10 CM & PCS codes and 3M encoder. Codes hospital inpatient charts across all regions of Sanford. An ICD-10CM & PCS coding test will be given at conclusion of interview. During training hours would be 7am-3:30 or 8am-4:30pm. After training flexible hours on-site and upon successful completion of obtaining quality and productivity can work from home. RHIA, RHIT, or CCS certification is required.


RHIA, RHIT, or CCS required. Incumbents will be highly encouraged to pursue CCS and other coding credentials. 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 the individual 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 the employee is 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. Associate degree in Health Information Technology (or eligible) or Bachelors degree in Health Information Management and/or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) required. Prior coding classification education required. Previous hospital coding experience highly desirable. Knowledge of DRG and other payment methodologies essential. 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. Must be familiar with operative terms and pharmacology. Flexibility and an ability to work in a team environment. Must be able to interpret and decipher physician and other care giver handwriting and documentation. Computer proficiency for use in daily work processes. Work is extremely detailed and requires high accuracy rate to meet regulatory requirements.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

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City: Multi-City

State: Multi-State

Job Function: Revenue Cycle

Job Schedule: Part Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req16995