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Coding Specialist Job in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Job Title: Coding Specialist

Employer:Baystate Health
Skills:Hospital Coding
Preferred Certifications:PC,CPC-H from AAPC; or CCSP,CCS from AHIMA
Required Experience:1 to 2 years
Preferred Experience:1 to 2 years
Location:Springfield, MA
Date Posted:6/7/2019
About Baystate Health
Baystate Health, a leading not-for-profit integrated health system, is transforming the delivery of health care to the communities it serves. Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated healthcare systems, serving more than 800,000 people throughout Western Massachusetts. With about 12,000 employees, a 1,200-member medical staff, and net patient service revenue of more than $2.3 billion, this dynamic and growing system includes an academic medical center, a children’s hospital and three community hospitals. It also includes a large multispecialty group, (Baystate Medical Practices), Baystate Home Health, Baystate Reference Laboratories, and Health New England, a 205,000-member health insurance company. 

Baystate Health is seeking Coding Specialists for full time positions at its Health Information Management Department.

What you will do:

This position is responsible for the accurate coding of either inpatient coding or outpatient coding.  All tasks need to be performed following the Operating Principles of Baystate Health.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review medical record documentation for the accurate assigment of ICD-10 and/or CPT codes to medcial records.
  • Participates in educational coding meetings either onsite or offsite.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
  • Contributes to the general efficiency of the section and the department.
  • Works with HIM Compliance to address documention and improve quality.
  • Assists in training of Coding Specialist-Associate when needed.

What you will need:

  • High School Diploma/ GED required.
  • Coding Certification is strongly preferred (CPC, CPC-H from AAPC; or CCSP, CCS from AHIMA).
  • 2-4 years experience as a Coder in a hospital setting.
  • Must complete Coding Assessment, which must demosntrate knowledge and experience in the applicable coding area.
  • Thorough knowledge of ICD-10-CM and PCS codes, CPT codes, APC’s, APG’s, and DRG’s, as appropriate.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Microsoft Windows programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of 3M end coder.
  • Abilty to work independently with little direction.   

What you need to know: 

  • These positions are full time, 40 hours per week.
  • Location: 361 Whitney Avenue, Holyoke.
  • We are hiring for positions that will provide Coding for Inpatient areas.

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


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