Inpatient Coder 4 (Remote)

  • Full Time
  • remote

Are you an expert Coding Specialist looking to join an outstanding organization?

We at M Health Fairview are looking for an Inpatient Coder 4 to join our hospital coding team! This is a fully remote position that is approved for a 1.0 FTE (80 hours per pay period) on the day shift with an every Saturday work requirement.

Some of the benefits we offer at Fairview include medical insurance – as low as $0, dental insurance – also a $0 option, PTO (24 days per year starting), and a 403B with up to a 6% employer match; click here to learn more and get all the details. Wages start at $28.16 and will increase based on experience. We also offer a $2/hr for the weekends that you work.

Responsibilities Job Description

Job Summary:

Inpatient Coder 4 provides inpatient coding utilizing ICD-10-CM and ICD-10 PCS Coding Classification systems. Utilizes an encoder and computer assisted coding software to achieve accuracy and detailed coding. Researches sophisticated coding scenarios and queries physicians on documentation for clarification.

This is inpatient coding position for an experienced, trained inpatient coder. An Inpatient Coder analyzes clinical documentation; assign appropriate diagnosis, procedure, and, in some cases, abstract the codes and other clinical data. This information is then used to determine reimbursement levels, assess quality of care, study patterns of illness and injuries, compare healthcare data between facilities and between physicians, and meet regulatory and payer reporting requirements. Assist in the resolution of clinical documentation and provide feedback to providers on the quality of their documentation.

Job Expectations:

  • Code and abstract clinical and demographic data for inpatient admissions using standardized coding regulations, abstracting rules, and Fairview guidelines.
  • Utilizes technical coding principals and/or MS-DRG/APR-DRG reimbursement expertise to assign appropriate ICD-10 Diagnoses/Procedures
  • Identify and resolve clinical documentation and charge capture data discrepancies to improve quality of the clinical documentation, severity and reimbursement levels assigned, integrity of data reported.
  • Assigns present on admission (POA) value for inpatient diagnoses and identifies non-payment conditions (HAC) and ensures accurate reporting.
  • Query providers for additional documentation according to established procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist in education of multidisciplinary team members, including physicians, as it pertains to frequently changing mandated rules, regulations and guidelines.
  • Evaluate, problem-solve issues and/or discrepancies, and recognize when additional information or documentation is required to accurately code records
  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Actively participates in crafting and implementing improvements.
  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned.




Certificate program in coding or Associate degree in HIM


One year of inpatient coding experience


One of the following: Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC), Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)



Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA – 4 year degree) or Registered Health Information Technician

(RHIT – 2 year degree) plus additional coding credential


Two or more years of inpatient coding experience


Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)

We believe those that exceed in this role also exhibit these characteristics: High standard of creative prioritization skills and priority setting. Shown focus on customer service/patient service with every interaction. Excellent public relations and interpersonal/communication skills. Work as an effective team member to deliver outstanding care. Ability to use appropriate computer applications. Capable of working independently, demonstrate critical thinking skills. Ability to accept change and empower those around you to engage in ongoing process improvement. A solid understanding of Dignity, Integrity, Service, Compassion and Innovation.

EEO Statement

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled: All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status

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