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Coder II - CHA - CHA Administration

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1505 B Doctor'S Circle
Wilmington, NC
Job ID: 4674
Date Posted: Oct 1, 2021

Job Description



NHRMC, established in 1967 in Wilmington, NC, is recognized as a preeminent healthcare organization focused on leading our community to outstanding health. We have an 855 bed network of hospitals and multi-specialty physician group practices with more than 200 physicians. With a network of primary, specialty, neighborhood clinics and regional medical centers; you will find our culture is the very definition of best in practice. Join us and find out how many ways NHRMC offers you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients and community.

About the Job

Location: NHRMC PG Administration

Department: CHA Administration

Full Time Equivalent: FTE: 1.000000

Work Type: 64 to 80 Hours Pay Period

Work Schedule: STD HRS - Standard-Exe or Office w flex

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: No

What You'll Do


Under the general direction of the Executive Director, this specialist is responsible for accurate assignment of ICD-10 and CPT-4 codes, utilizing the appropriate clinic data and documentation in the patient medical record. Performs ongoing medical record reviews (clinical pertinence) to assess completeness of information and provider educational needs. Works with physicians and professional staff to obtain any necessary clarification concerning diagnosis and procedures. Assists in training and orienting new employees to the work area, schedules, policies and procedures. Understanding of coding and reimbursement guidelines is required. This person requires little supervision and performs all work independently, with a high degree of autonomy. All work is carried out in accordance with the department's approved policies and procedures. This position is an advanced level technical position within CHA Administration.


1.Correctly assigns diagnosis and procedure codes according to the appropriate classification system for that category of patient encounter. Adheres to all coding, governmental and private Third Party rules and regulations. Abstracts and reviews medical record documentation for consistency of clinic data.

2.Responsible for maintaining knowledge of all current and new coding rules and guidelines.

3.Collaborates with the Director, physicians, colleagues, Compliance Department and external entities to further the mission of the CHA organization.

4.Facilitates and collaborates physician education, coding policies and procedures with the Compliance Department.

5.Analyze reports and participates in summarizations as it pertains to the organization.

6.Promotes public relations through prompt and courteous service.

7.Fosters respect for patient privacy by maintaining confidentiality in all phases of work.

8.Performs those duties necessary to ensure all accounts are processed accurately and efficiently.

9.Abides by standards of ethical coding and adheres to official coding guidelines.

Position Requirements

* Cert Coding Specialist

* High School Diploma

Other information:

Experience: One year in coding/abstracting using ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 in an office practice or acute care hospital based setting required.

Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence. 

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Individual will possess commensurate combination of education, experience and qualifications. 

Other Information

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications which may be required of the employee assigned to the position. Depending on the location of the job, duties may vary. Receipt of the job description does not imply nor create a promise of employment, nor an employment contract of any kind; my employment with the Company is at will.

  • Member Top 100 Hospitals – In 2016 NHRMC was recognized as a Top 100 Hospital demonstrating significant investment and financial sustainability for the communities we serve. 
  • Newsweek's 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals - NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital was named as a Best Maternity Care Hospital by Newsweek. 
  • Forbes America’s Best Large Employers 2018 and 2019Link 
  • Becker’s 150 Top Places to Work in HealthcareLink 
  • Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience

Consider a career at NHRMC and become part of this award winning team!

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