Outpatient Coder III- Faculty Practice (Physician Practice)

HMH PHYSICIAN SERVICES, INC. Hackensack Requisition # 2021-102949 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift HoursDay Address5 Summit Avenue, Hackensack, 07601

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How have YOU impacted someone’s life today?  At Hackensack Meridian Health our healthcare 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 Outpatient Coder III- Faculty Practice (Physician Practice) abstracts clinical information from a variety of medical records, charts and documents and assigns appropriate ICD-10 and/or CPT-4 codes to patient records according to established procedures. Works with coding databases and confirms APC assignments.


A day in the life of an Outpatient Coder III- Faculty Practice (Physician Practice) at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:

  • Assigns ICD-10-CM or HCPCS codes creating APC group assignments. Primarily responsible for coding outpatient-in-a-bed accounts and observation services for both facility and professional services that were performed.
  • Codes and abstracts pertinent information from Emergency Department records for both facility and professional services that were performed.
  • Abstracts pertinent information from patient records and green bar report for outpatient services.
  • Codes all appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes from results and reason for visit for ancillary services.
  • Queries physicians when code assignments are not straightforward or documentation in the record is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes.
  • Reviews and abstracts clinical documentation for medical necessity, utilizing the current local and national coverage determination policies and other regulatory guidelines.
  • Reviews OCE and CCI edits and resolves issues in order to finalize the account to ensure coding accuracy.
  • Keeps abreast of coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements. Brings identified concerns to supervisor or department manager for resolution.
  • Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adheres to official coding guidelines.
  • Performs data entry of coded/abstracted information for APC assignment into the Medical Center computer system.
  • Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Courses in Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Experience in deficiency analysis, registration, and basic coding courses.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in ancillary, emergency department and/or outpatient services, including but not limited to endoscopy, cardiac cath and same day surgery.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

  • Associate's degree.
  • Encoder usage preferred with proficiency in computer skills.
  • Physician coding experience in specialty coding strongly preferred.
  • Chart review experience is preferred.

Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

  • Certified Coding Associate or Certified Coding Specialist or Registered Health Info Tech License.

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