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Medical Abstraction Coder- Intensive Care Job in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Job Title: Medical Abstraction Coder- Intensive Care

Employer:Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Required Certifications:AAPC,or CCS (Physician based (AHIMA),AHIMA
Required Experience:1 to 2 years
Preferred Experience:3 to 4 years
Location:3401 Civic Center Blvd Philadelphia 19104, PA, US
Date Posted:9/4/2019

Job Summary

Reviews and interprets the documentation of physician services in patient records to report physician activity for professional services billing.  Key components of the reporting of physician services include coding of services using CPT-4 service codes and ICD-10 diagnoses codes.  Must apply Departmental standards for the documentation and reporting of physician services in determining the correct level of service supported by the documentation of physician services in the patient record.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Systematically review and analyze patient records to determine the principal diagnosis and level of service, all significant additional diagnoses and procedures and to produce a coded abstract for physician billing (60%)
  • Review up to 90 patient charts per day and abstract diagnoses, physician services and procedures with 95% accuracy, 100% of the time.
  • Abstract charts of patients no longer under care of practice physicians within two working days of discharge from care, 90% of the time.


  1. Code diagnoses, level of service and procedures consistent with patient care documentation (20%)
  • Complete ICD-10 and CPT-4 coding with 95% accuracy, 100% of the time.


  1. Serve as a resource to Department physicians regarding guidelines for patient care documentation and respond to physician inquiries on proper documentation of patient care (10%)
  • Complete a Documentation Problem Sheet within four hours of identification of a problem/issue, 90% of the time.
  • Respond to physician inquiries within two hours with recommendations and/or options for problem resolution, 90% of the time.


  1. Maintain a thorough knowledge of current diagnosis and procedural coding practices and their application to the scope of services provided by Department physicians (10%)   -Maintain certification as a procedural coder.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

AAPC, AHIMA, or CCS (Physician based (AHIMA)

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High school diploma / GED


Required Experience: One (1) year of coding experience

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Associates degree


Preferred Experience: Two (2) or more years of coding experience

Preferred Experience: Epic 

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Ability to read and analyze medical records.
  • Clear oral and written communication skills.
  • Professional telephone etiquette.
  • Ability to interact with physicians and patients’ parents or guardians in a professional and helpful manner.
  • Ability to use PC skillfully.  Knowledge of EPIC preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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CHOP Careers Contact 

Talent Acquisition

2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288 


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