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Sr Coder Abstractor

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Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 57072


**Eligible for $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!

AHIMA Certification required (RHIT, RHIA, or CCS)

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The facility Senior Coder/Abstractor is a critical member of the Revenue Cycle Team and is responsible for coding and abstracting inpatient and complex outpatient medical records for performance improvement, statistical research, administrative, and facility reimbursement purposes.

Coding is performed using utilizing ICD10-CM, ICD10-PCS and CPT-4 classification systems and is subject to the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting, AHIMA Code of Ethics “Standards of Ethical Coding”, AHA Coding Clinic and technical rules outlined by hospital guidelines.

The Senior Coder/Abstractor works closely with the Coding Analyst, Clinical Documentation Integrity Specialists, and the Regional Coding Operations Coordinator. Required qualities include teamwork, ability to code various patient types for a variety of Munson facilities, and flexibility in handling work assignments while maintaining productivity and quality standards.  This position supports the timely and accurate submission of facility claims and works to achieve or exceed the established Accounts Receivable goals for the department.


  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in Health Information. In lieu of a degree, a CCS certification with a minimum of 2 years coding experience will be considered.
  • At least one of the following certifications is required:
  • Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT)
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • One to three years’ previous experience using ICD10-CM, ICD10 PCS and CPT-4 coding systems is preferred


Specific Duties

  • Analyzes medical records and accurately codes and abstracts to meet productivity standards.
  • Assigns ICD10-CM diagnosis, ICD10-PCS procedure codes and CPT-4 procedures codes, per established national, departmental guidelines and AHIMA Code of Ethics.
  • Assigns and enters charges 
  • Performs review of Outpatient and ER diagnosis codes assigned for medical necessity as defined by payor policies and works to resolve any encounter that does not pass the medical necessity edits.
  • Consults with CDI RN Specialists to send post-discharge, provider documentation queries.


Munson Healthcare by the Numbers:

  • 8 hospitals
  • 7,500 employees and 1,000 physicians
  • We cover 11,177 square miles – about the size of Vermont and Delaware combined.



  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Disability and Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account


Munson Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.

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