Inpatient Coder

$50,000 - $60,000 yearly

Job Category:Healthcare

Position Type:Direct Hire / Permanent

Work Model:Remote

Location:Naperville, Illinois  [Remote]

Job ID:130645

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Job Description

Do you have a passion for healthcare accuracy and a keen eye for detail? Are you a highly motivated individual with 3+ years of experience in acute hospital inpatient coding? If so, we want to hear from you! LaSalle Network is partnered with a well-known health system that is seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Inpatient Coder to join their growing coding team. In this role, you will play a crucial role in ensuring accurate and compliant coding of complex inpatient medical records, contributing to efficient claim submission and optimal reimbursement. 


Inpatient Coder Responsibilities: 

  • Review and analyze complex inpatient medical records, including physician notes, discharge summaries and laboratory results 

  • Accurately assign ICD-10-CM and PCS codes for diagnoses and procedures, adhering to coding guidelines and regulations 

  • Determine the Principal Diagnosis, Secondary Diagnoses (including Comorbidities and Complications), and Surgical Procedures 

  • Assign the appropriate Major Diagnostic Related Group (MS-DRG) using the latest version of the Medicare Severity-DRG (MS-DRG) system 

  • Research and clarify any coding queries with physicians or other healthcare professionals 

  • Collaborate with the billing department to ensure timely and accurate claim submission 

  • Maintain a strong understanding of HIPAA regulations and patient confidentiality 


Inpatient Coder Requirements: 

  • 3+ years of experience in acute hospital inpatient coding (non-negotiable) 

  • AHIMA certification: Must hold one of the following active certifications: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) 

  • In-depth knowledge of ICD-10-CM and PCS coding systems 

  • Strong understanding of MS-DRG system and application to inpatient coding 

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 


If you are a dedicated and skilled Inpatient Coder looking for a rewarding career opportunity, we encourage you to submit your application.  


Thank you,  

Wiktoria Worach 

Project Manager - Healthcare Revenue Cycle  

LaSalle Network 


LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.