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Coding Auditor/Trainer Job in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

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Job Title: Coding Auditor/Trainer

Employer:Kootenai Health
Required Certifications:RHIA or CCS,AAPC,RHIT
Required Experience:1 to 2 years
Preferred Experience:3 to 4 years
Location:2003 Kootenai Health Way Coeur d'Alene 83814, ID, US
Date Posted:5/24/2021

Coding Auditor/Trainer

Position Summary:

Assists the Coding Manager in development of the coding audit program for the facility inpatient and/or outpatient auditing processes. Responsibilities include education and training of coding staff and/other departments on the facility coding audit functions and regulatory requirements.


  • Along with the Coding Manager, identifies trends and areas in need of auditing and training
  • Assists in the development of policy and procedure development for the facility coding process
  • Promotes the role of the Facility Coding Department in a positive manner and will identify new initiatives for the program growth
  • Utilizes a positive and proactive approach when working with staff to promote engagement and greater understanding of the Facility Coding standards and requirements to regulatory standards
  • Assist coding staff with complex queries
  • Reviews documentation with the staff for agreed changes in order to obtain accurate coding standards
  • Reviews audit results with staff and for development of educational materials
  • Ensures the maintenance of high quality coding under Correct Coding rules and regulatory standards
  • Works independently and part of a team
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Regular and predictable attendance is an essential job function
  • Competent to meet age specific needs of the unit assigned

Requirements and Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years’ experience in coding required
  • Coding certification; AAPC, RHIT, RHIA or CCS required
  • Associates degree in healthcare preferred
  • 2 years’ experience preparing and presenting training materials to individuals and staff groups of various size
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as effective human relation skills for building and maintaining a working relationship with all levels of staff, physicians, and other contacts

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to maintain a sitting position
  • Typical equipment used in a clinical job

About Kootenai Health

Kootenai Health has a solid reputation in the Pacific Northwest and has a rich history that spans nearly 60 years of innovation, achievements, and healthcare benchmarks. Our main campus is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and includes a 330-bed community-owned hospital. We have been recognized among large employers as the No. 1 Best Place to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine and are regularly recognized by Cleverly and Associates for providing value to our community.

  • Three Time Magnet Designated since 2006 This designation is nursing's top honor, accepted nationally as the gold standard in nursing excellence. Kootenai was the first hospital in the Inland Northwest to receive this designation and the second in Idaho.
  • Member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network In 2014, Kootenai Health became the 30th member, a national network of like-minded organizations that share a commitment to better serving patients and their families. Kootenai Health is the first health care organization in the Pacific Northwest to be selected as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and, like all network members, will remain a locally-owned and independent health care provider.
  • Most Wired / Wireless Hospital, Hospital & Health Networks Kootenai is consistently named one of the country's 100 Most Wired hospitals. In this same survey, Kootenai also earned a spot on the Top 25 Most Wireless hospitals.
  • Three Time Great Workplace Award Kootenai Health has been recognized as one of the most engaged and productive workforces in the world!

As your next employer, we are excited to offer you:

  • 100% employer-paid health insurance premiums for full-time employees.  Part-time employees pay only a small portion a month for medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Tuition assistance program
  • 457 retirement plan
  • Convenient near campus daycare
  • Competitive salaries with a 12% differential for nights and an 8% differential for weekends
  • An award-winning and incentive-driven wellness program
  • Employee reward, recognition, and retention programs
  • Professional development and leadership training opportunities
  • And much more

Have you considered a career at Kootenai Health? Maybe you should!


Apply today!


Kootenai Health complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sex. Kootenai Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sex.


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