HIM Coding Specialist I

Job Code Number: 1813400-3357-08

  Health Info Mgmt

  Full-time · Day shift · 40 · Full Time

Alicia Delbridge
877 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis,  TN 38103

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Certification Required
  • Certified Coding Specialist
  • Certified Professional Coder
  • Registered Record Administrator (RHIA)
  • 1+ years experience is required
  • JOB SUMMARY AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Ensures the accurate coding of diagnosis and operative procedures within assigned services (ancillary, clinics and emergency department).  Assists with clinical and financial assessments and/or reporting for medical staff and other hospital personnel as it pertains to coding, grouping and clinical abstracting of data in accordance with established polices and procedures. 

    MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  Computer/PC, copier/fax machines and other basic equipment relevant to Health Information Management.


    EDUCATION:  Completion of a Health Information Management, Medical Record Technology or an approved Coding curriculum, Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) program.  Related combination of education/experience may be utilized.

    EXPERIENCE: One (1) year outpatient coding experience or combination of training and/or experience required in identifying and verifying diagnosis, accurately assigning, code and abstract outpatient services and resolve coding issues within an acute care facility. 


    • Thorough knowledge of classification and nomenclature, anatomy, medical terminology and medical records procedures and practices required. 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of ICD-9/ICD-10, CPT coding with the ability to interpret coding guidelines as well as state and federal laws governing the release of information. 
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with others to acquire needed information and maintain cooperative work relationships with HIM, hospital and medical staff. 
    • Demonstrated ability to utilize computer system to enter and retrieve patient information data.   
    • Must be able to pass a coding assessment exam.  Proficiency and advancement to Coding Specialist II within 24 months required.


    LICENSE OR CERTIFICATION:  Registered Record Administrator (RHIA), Accredited Record Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or   Certified Coding Apprentice (CCA) from AHIMA, Certified Professional Coder (CPC)  or Certified Professional Coder-Apprentice (CPC-A)  from AAPC required.


    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   Requires concentration and constant technical attention to accuracy and details for extended periods of time.