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Coder I

Job ID: 1547
Posting Date: Nov 14, 2022
Shift: Day
Work Environment: Remote (work from home)
Job Family: Non-clinical Professional
FTE: 1.0 FT
Location: Pensacola, FL

Job Description

The Coder is responsible for ensuring that claims reflect accurate diagnosis as ordered by the health care provider. This position validates that the coding methodology correctly reflects how the tests was performed and meets all state federal local and payer guidance.


  • Reviews patient medical records and accurately assigns appropriate ICD-10-CM or CPT-4 codes according to established guidelines.
  • Applies sequencing guidelines to coded data according to official coding rules.
  • Reviews medical records to ensure appropriate documentation.
  • Responsible for being knowledgeable of coding and diagnostic procedures, as well as remaining current about federal legislative changes that affect outcome.
  • Communicate questions or concerns to the Coding Manager, HIM Services Director, or BHC's Revenue Integrity Department to ensure prompt resolution.
  • Works with medical staff to resolve coding issues and associated problems.
  • Reports and communicates any suspected coding inaccuracies in a timely manner.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
  • 1-3 years coding experience or formal coding education Required
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS_AHIMA), Certified Coding Associate (CCA_AHIMA), Certified Professional Coder (CPC_AAPC), or Certified Outpatient Coding (COC_AAPC) Required
  • Knowledge of official guidelines for coding and reporting.
  • Knowledge of ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology.
  • Knowledge and support of the Hospital's corporate compliance initiatives.
  • Computer keyboarding skills and basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, management and physicians.
  • Strong verbal skills in interpersonal situations.

About Us

Baptist Health Care is a not-for-profit health care system committed to improving the quality of life for people and communities in northwest Florida and south Alabama. The organization includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, and an extensive primary and specialty care provider network. With more than 4,000 team members, Baptist Health Care is one of the largest non-governmental employers in northwest Florida.
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