HIM Coder

HMH HOSPITALS CORPORATION Brick Requisition # 2020-85799 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkWeekends as Needed HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift Hours8:30am - 4pm Address425 Jack Martin Boulevard, Brick, 08724

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How have you impacted someone's life today? At Hackensack Meridian Health our teams are focused on changing the lives of our patients by providing the highest level of care each and every day. From our hospitals, rehab centers and occupational health teams to our long-term care centers and at-home care capabilities, our complete spectrum of services will allow you to apply your skills in multiple settings while building your career, all within New Jersey's premier healthcare system. 

The HIM Coder, under the general direction of the Coding Manager of the Southern Region and the Manager of HIM, is primarily responsible for coding all professional charges for reimbursement, based on research and compliance with Federal regulations using ICD-10-CM Classification System and CPT-4 procedural codes in the south/central region of Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH). 


  • Accurately and timely selects the appropriate diagnoses and procedures to reflect the patient care for hospital reimbursement, research, education, quality assurance.
  • Sequences diagnoses and procedures by following ICD 10 CM, CPT-4, HCPCS,  AMA and AHA guidelines. Meets quality standards of selecting principal diagnosis appropriately.
  • Codes and abstracts data from record utilizing computerized coding system and medical record. Reviews record to identify the principal diagnosis and all applicable secondary diagnoses and procedures.
  • Utilizes the computerized encoding system 3M 360 to capture appropriate codes.
  • Coding and data entry is timely and meets productivity standards of coding and abstracting medical records as set by Coding Manager of the Southern Region.
  • Abstracts medical data from the medical record utilizing the computerized abstracting system to compile accurate and timely statistical data.
  • Verifies accuracy of information by identifying patient’s name, medical record number, discharge service, etc. to ensure that the proper chart has been processed.
  • Designated information is entered in the abstract system correctly.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:

  • High School Diploma or Educational Equivalent.
  • Completion of a college-based coding program.
  • Minimum of 1 – 3 years of coding experience in an acute care setting (hospital, not physician practices).
  • Knowledge of coding ICD10-CM and ICD-10 PCS and /or CPT, DRG or APC Assignment.
  • Experience working with computer and encoder systems.
  • Good organizational skills as well as attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills; including the ability to work interdepartmentally.

Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred:

  • Experience with 3M360 encoder and EPIC electronic health record.
  • Experience with CAC (3M).
  • Ability to work fairly independently.

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