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Coding Specialist - Health Information Management - Full Time - Days

MercyOne, Dubuque, IA

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Analyzes physician/provider documentation contained in assigned Outpatient and/or Inpatient health records (electronic, paper or hybrid) to determine the principal diagnosis, secondary diagnoses and any procedures. Utilizes encoder software applications, which includes all applicable online tools and references in the assignment of International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM) diagnosis and procedure codes, and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) / Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) procedure codes and all required modifiers.


Assigns appropriate code(s) by utilizing coding guidelines established by:

  • The Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-CM Official Coding Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, ICD-PCS Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting
  • American Hospital Association (AHA) Coding Clinic for International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification
  • American Medical Association (AMA) CPT Assistant for CPT codes
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Standards of Ethical Coding
  • Revenue Excellence/RHM Organization coding policies


Completion of an AHIMA-approved coding program or an AAPC-approved coding program, or Associate’s degree in Health Information Management or a related field or an equivalent combination of years of education and experience is required. Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management (HIM) or related healthcare field is preferred.  Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT), or Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) is required.

7+ years direct coding experience in an acute care setting is required.  Current Complex Outpatient or Inpatient coding experience is required. Current experience doing remote coding is a plus.

Current experience utilizing encoding/grouping software or CAC is preferred.  Ability to utilize both manual and automated versions of the ICD, CPT, and HCPCS coding classification systems is preferred.

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Job Details

Req Num 288258
ID 771539
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Health Care
EMSI Skills Acute Care
Certified Coding Specialist
CPT Coding
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
Electronic Paper
Health Information Management
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding Systems
ICD Coding (ICD-9/ICD-10)
Medical Records
Procedure Codes
Registered Health Information Administrator
Registered Health Information Technician
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 5-10 Years
Education Associates

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