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A coder in the healthcare industry is responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and determining that any diagnoses or procedures for a patient are valid and complete.  In order to assist physicians with determining the most appropriate treatment for a patient, the coder assigns diagnostic or procedural codes to the patient’s records. Additionally, the coder will properly complete electronic health records, and ensure correct assignment of ICD-9, HCPCS, CPT, and other codes.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Submitting audits to ensure correct billing of any predetermined charges
  • Bill service providers based on information received from hospitals for patient care
  • Supplies accurate ICD-9 coding for all diagnoses
  • Supplies accurate HCPCS and CPT coding for all procedures and services provided
  • Trains care providers on updates pertaining to coding and coding information
  • Audits medical records to ensure that they comply with all laws
  • Ensures that final diagnoses and procedures are valid and complete

Skills and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or other equivalent is required
  • Medical Coding Certificate – CPC certification required
  • One year of experience with ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS or equivalent codes
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer use skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

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