Sanford Health

Coder, Hospital, Outpatient

Fargo, North Dakota
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Sep 11, 2020
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Facility: Annex Building

Location: Fargo, ND

Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Assigns codes to diagnoses and procedures for outpatient medical records using current International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding classification systems. Coding assignments are made for the purposes of reimbursement, research, compliance with federal and state regulations/guidelines and for severity of illness. Meet productivity and quality standards. Requires ongoing review and adherence to a multitude of regulatory requirements that are constantly changing. Applies professional knowledge and uses critical thinking skills to assign codes to meet various payment groupings and medical necessity. Works extensively with electronic medical record.
Prior coding classification education required. Previous hospital coding experience highly desirable. Prior computer and/or encoder software experience desirable. Work requires extreme attention to detail and work which meets high ethical standards, logical thinking and the ability to acquire an intricate knowledge of system software and hardware. Knowledge of components of the medical record. Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes and medical terminology. Familiar with operative terms and pharmacology. Work extensively with protected health information and is required to adhere to HIPAA privacy and security regulations and policies related to same.


Associate's degree in health information technology. Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management (HIM) preferred.
Extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, disease processes and medical terminology. Familiar with operative terms and pharmacology.
Maintain certification in Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Outpatient Coder (COC) by fulfilling continuing education requirements.
New graduates eligible for certification must complete the certification examination at the earliest testing dates following employment, and all subsequent dates thereafter until the exam is satisfactorily completed.
If an employee fails the exam two consecutive times, there will be an evaluation by the Department Director who will determine one of the following:
(A) Continue employment if overall job performance is satisfactory. If allowed to continue employment, failure to pass the exam on the third opportunity will result in immediate termination.
(B) If performance is not satisfactory, the employee may be terminated.
Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.
If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Job Function: Revenue Cycle

Req Number: R-29808

Featured: No

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