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Outpatient Coder

Salem VA, VA, United States

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

This is NOT a Remote Position!

HCA has been recognized as a World’s Most Admired Company in the Health Care Medical Facilities Industry by Fortune Magazine. The Ambulatory Surgery Division of HCA operates and jointly owns with physicians 130+ surgery centers across the United States. Our cases are performed Monday-Friday which means NO nights, NO weekends, or On-call will be required. The size of our surgery centers naturally creates a culture where everyone knows one another with a shared focus on providing the best possible experience for those that we serve. We are currently in search of additional members to join our team! 


We value you and your future. We provide multiple health insurance plan options, tuition reimbursement, and many more programs to cover a wide variety of today’s life and family needs.  In addition to your salary and health insurance benefits, HCA provides a matching 401k as well as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). Members of HCA receive consumer discounts on cell phones, hotels, rental cars, and many others. Interviews are being set immediately, you are encouraged to apply today!

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Contributes to the company’s mission, vision, and values by reviewing medical records documentation to select the appropriate diagnosis and procedure codes, sequencing, and assigning from the ICD-9-CM and HCPCS CPT coding applications. Applies all appropriate coding guidelines and criteria for code selections and adheres to Company and HCA-ASD Coding Compliance Policies and Procedures for the assignment of complete, accurate, timely, and consistent codes for diagnoses and procedures.


·        Codes outpatient surgery center(s) records in a timely manner, including the assignment of ICD-9-CM, E/M, Procedure Categories, modifiers (when applicable), and HCPCS/CPT procedure codes.

·        Resolves/clarifies codes and diagnosis with conflicting, missing, or unclear information by appropriately utilizing the query tool to get additional information from the Medical Staff as necessary.

·        Ensures that 3M encoder updates are processed timely/upon receipt to ensure use of the most current coding information. 

·        Codes billing supplies and implants; furnishes completed coding information as necessary to bill cases.

·        Assists business office management with any special projects related to coding issues or questions that may include medical records audits and other coding/HIM support, as appropriate. 

·        Collects data and prepares reports of findings.

·        Assists with preparation for AAAHC and/or State reviews.

·        Shares knowledge of the reporting and the disposition of medical records (statistical reports). 

·        Guides others to follow the state standards related to the release of information from medical records and assists with determining the appropriate release of medical information.

·        Initiates physician queries in compliance with ASD guidelines/policies where appropriate.

·        Reviews all official data quality standards, coding guidelines, company policies and procedures, and clinical/medical resources to assure coding knowledge and skills remain current.  

·        Utilizes the complete medical record’s documentation in code assignment.

·        Consults with the business office management for assistance with resolving issues, as needed.

·        Meets all educational requirements as stated in HCA-ASD policies.

·        Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”.

·        Cross trains and performs other duties as assigned based on business operational needs.



·        Codes an average of 80-150 charts per day.

·        Meets required education hours.

·        Utilizes 3M coding software in coding process for each account and/or Regs for assistance when unsure of proper coding.



·        Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA) college degree preferred.

·        Completed coursework in Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology, Introduction to Coding (including ICD-9 and CPT) preferred.



·        Minimum (2) years experience in outpatient coding and/or Health Information Management required.

·        Minimum (1) year of experience in a medical office setting highly preferred. (i.e. ambulatory surgery center, hospital, doctors office) preferred.



·        Coding certification from AAPC, AHEMA preferred.

·        BLS may be required as per facility standard.

Facility: Blue Ridge Surgery Center
Job ID: 25009-1962 ASD
Category: HIMS and Health Informatics
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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