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Job Title: Coder Level 2

Employer:Shepherd Center
Required Certifications:RHIT,CCS and/or CPC,RHIA
Required Experience:3 to 4 years
Location: Atlanta 30309, GA, US
Date Posted:1/23/2019

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit 152-bed hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions.  Shepherd Center has been recognized once again as one of the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in their 2018-2019 Best Hospitals ranking and also in the top 100 Great Places to Work in Atlanta as determined by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  We have a compassionate and fun culture, and seek employees who want the same for patients and their families, caregivers, and co-workers.   Shepherd teams are self-motivated and directed, learn and apply knowledge quickly, are proficient and timely in organizing and completing multiple tasks and projects, have effective and appropriate communication skills in all interactions, and consistently demonstrate proficiency in their area(s) of expertise.


The Coder Level 2 is responsible for accurate and timely coding and abstracting of inpatient, day program, and outpatient facility records for the Shepherd Center including Pathways and the Shepherd Pain Institute. Reviews documentation in inpatient and/or hospital outpatient/clinic medical records, and accurately and completely assigns diagnostic and procedural ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and/or CPT-4/HCPCS codes according to established coding guidelines and industry standards. Abstracts demographic and coding information into the document management and/or electronic health record system accurately and completely. Works closely with medical staff and other clinical staff/departments to ensure the accuracy and completeness of clinical documentation. Participates in compliance audits and related coding training/education activities as required.



•           High school graduate required; Associate's and/or higher degree preferred.

A minimum of 3 years experience coding inpatient and outpatient facility records in an acute care hospital, healthcare system, or large physician practice.

•           Long-term, acute hospital experience preferred but not required.

•           Must have and maintain a 95% or higher accuracy in abstracting, coding, and DRG and/or APC assignment while meeting established productivity requirements.

•           Good computer skills with experience in computerized encoding and abstracting systems in a Windows based environment.

•           RHIT, RHIA, CCS and/or CPC required.

•           Knowledgeable and proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

•           Computer skills with experience in computerized encoding and abstracting in a Windows based environment.

•           3M and Epic experience preferred


Shepherd Center is a high-performing organization that offers rewarding careers, as well as competitive compensation and benefits, a diverse workplace culture, enlightened leadership and professional growth opportunities.  Please tell us about yourself by completing an application to join us at this great place to work!


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