Outpatient Coder IV-Full Time-Day

HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MED CNTR Totowa Requisition # 2022-112127 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Shift HoursDay Address225 Minnisink Road, Totowa, 07512

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The Outpatient Coder IV is responsible for accurately abstracting data following the Official International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10-Clinical Modification (CM), Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Guidelines for Coding and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) directives across Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) network. Performs data entry of required abstracted patient information into the electronic medical record system. Queries physicians when appropriate.


  • Assigns codes for reimbursements, research and compliance with regulatory requirements utilizing guidelines and coding conventions.
  • Accounts for coding and abstracting of patient encounters, including diagnostic and procedural information, significant reportable elements, and complications.
  •  Analyzes medical records and identifies documentation deficiencies.
  • Reviews and verifies documentation supports existing diagnoses, procedures and other charges.
  • Identifies reportable elements, complications, and other quality measures.  Communicates with physicians to clarify information via the physician query process
  • Assign CPT, HCPCS and ICD-10-CM codes.
  • Knowledge of and ability to address National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) and National Coverage Determinations (NCD) / Local coverage determinations (LCD) edits.
  • Maintains required productivity and quality requirements.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
  • Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


  • High School Diploma or higher
  •  Minimum of 4+ years of coding experience, Trauma Level 1 and Academic Teaching facility.
  • Strong understanding of physiology, medical terms and anatomy.
  •  Proficiency in computer skills including typing speed and accuracy.
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  •  Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office and Google Suite platforms.
  • Proficient in coding Ancillary Accounts such as Diagnostic Radiology and Cardiology
  • Proficient in coding Emergency Department and Infusion based services such as Oncology.
  •  Proficient in coding Observation and Procedure Room such as Endoscopies and Cardiac Cath.
  •  Proficient in coding all outpatient services especially Operating Room procedures.
  • An approved American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or American Academy of Professional Coders 

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