Inpatient Coding Specialist

Health Information Management - HSCH


Day shift

80 hrs/pp, Monday-Friday 7:00a-3:30p


***After completing training the ability to work from home fulltime exists.***


Reviews medical record documentation for completeness and accuracy.  Assigns diagnostic and procedural codes for inpatient populations. Abstracts data elements from the medical record for billing purposes, governing agency requirements, and hospital specific reporting elements.  Implements and abides by Customer Service Standards, St. Cloud Hospital and Health Information Management Coding Compliance Plan. Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate. Supports and demonstrates Family Centered Care principles when interacting with patients and their families and with co-workers.

Education:  High school diploma or equivalent required.  Minimum of an Associates degree from an accredited school of Health Information Technology required. 


ExperienceOne year experience and extensive working knowledge of the ICD-9-CM, MS-DRG, coding systems; and knowledge of disease processes, surgical procedures and pharmacology required.  Computer knowledge and keyboard skills required.

Special RequirementsRHIT or RHIA required within six months of hire. Advanced pathophysiology knowledge.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Thorough knowledge of clinical documentation requirements for inpatient health records.  Thorough knowledge of HIM workflow and revenue cycle processing workflow.   Ability to know when to query a physician for additional documentation (information required to accurately assign and/or sequence diagnosis/procedure codes).