Inpatient Medical Coder

$80,000 - $90,000 yearly
Job Category: Healthcare
Position Type: Contract / Temporary to Hire
Work Model: Remote
Location: Alpharetta, Georgia
Job ID: 123399
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LaSalle Network has partnered with a revenue cycle management solutions company to hire an Inpatient Medical Coder. The Inpatient Medical Coder will review clinical documentation to assign and sequence diagnostic and procedural codes for specific patient types to meet the needs of hospital data retrieval for billing and reimbursement.

Inpatient Medical Coder Responsibilities:
  • Select and sequence ICD-10, and/or PCS codes for designated patient types which may include but is not limited to: Acute Inpatient, Observation/Rehabilitation/Psychiatric/SNF; Ambulance and Ambulatory Surgery; Wound Care, Emergency Department, Ancillary (Diagnostic)/Recurring; Interventional Radiology; Hospital Clinic
  • Review and analyze clinical records to ensure that MSDRG/APC assignments accurately reflect the diagnoses/procedures documented in the clinical record
  • Abstract clinical data from the record after documentation review to ensure that it is adequate and appropriate to support diagnoses, procedures and discharge disposition is selected
  • Complete assigned work functions utilizing appropriate resources
  • May act as a resource with client staff for data integrity, clarification and assistance in understanding and determining appropriate and compliant coding practices including provider queries
  • Maintain strict patient and provider confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA
  • Participate in client and company staff meetings, trainings and conference calls as requested and/or required
  • Maintain current working knowledge of ICD-10 and/or PCS and coding guidelines, government regulations, protocols and third-party requirements regarding coding and/or billing
  • Participate in continuing education activities to enhance knowledge, skills and maintain current credentials

Inpatient Medical Coder Requirements:
  • Active AHIMA (American Health Information Association) credential including but not limited to RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CCA or an active AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) credentials COC (formerly CPC-H), CCS-P or CPC or related specialty credential
  • 3 years of recent and relevant hands-on coding experience within multiple inpatient specialties
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, as well as ICD-10 and PCS code sets
  • Ability to consistently code at 95% threshold for both accuracy and quality
  • Associate degree in HIM or healthcare-related field, or combination of equivalent education and experience preferred
  • Recent and relevant experience in an active production coding environment strongly preferred
  • Experience with multiple Electronic Medical Record software applications including but not limited to EPIC, Cerner and Meditech
  • Experience with multiple Encoder software applications including but not limited to 3M and TruCode

Thank you,

Karissa Kane
Project Manager
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. LaSalle Network offers temporary Field Employees benefit plans including medical, dental and vision coverage. Family Medical Leave, Worker's compensation, Paid Leave and Sick Leave are also provided. View a full list of our benefits here: View a full list of our benefits here.