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Coder Level 2

Department: Health Information Management
Location: Atlanta, GA

Coder Level 2 

Shepherd Center is in the top 100 Great Places to Work in Atlanta as determined by the Atlanta Business Chronical! 

We have a compassionate and fun culture and seek employees who want the same for patients and their families, caregivers, and co-workers. 

Shepherd teams are self-motivated and directed, learn and apply knowledge quickly; are proficient and timely in organizing and completing multiple tasks and projects; have effective and appropriate communication skills in all interactions; and consistently demonstrate proficiency in their area(s) of expertise.

Please tell us about yourself by completing an application to join us at this great place to work!


Responsible for accurate and timely coding and abstracting of inpatient, day program, and outpatient facility records for the Shepherd Center including Pathways and the Shepherd Pain Institute. Reviews documentation in inpatient and/or hospital outpatient/clinic medical records, and accurately and completely assigns diagnostic and procedural ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and/or CPT-4/HCPCS codes according to establised coding guidelines and industry standards. Abstracts demographic and coding information into the document management and/or electronic health record system accurately and completely. Works closely with medical staff and other clinical staff/departments to ensure the accuracy and completeness of clinical documentation. Participates in compliance audits and related coding training/education activities as required.
Education: High school graduate. Associate and/or higher degree preferred.
Experience: A minimum of 3 years experience coding inpatient and outpatient facility records in an acute care hospital, healthcare system, or large physician practice. Long-term, acute hospital experience preferred but not required. Must have and maintain a 95% or higher accuracy in abstracting, coding, and DRG and/or APC assignment while meeting established productivity requirements. Good computer skills with experience in computerized encoding and abstracting systems in a Windows based environment.
Licensure: NA
Certification: RHIT, RHIA, CCS and/or CPC required.
Technical Knowledge: Knowledgeable and proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Computer skills with experience in computerized encoding and abstracting in a Windows based environment. 3M and Epic experience preferred.

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