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Job Title: Medical Device Coder

Employer:First Databank, Inc. (FDB)
Required Certifications:CPC
Preferred Certifications:CPC
Location:500 E. 96th Street Indianapolis 46240, IN, US
Date Posted:8/24/2020

In Some Jobs You Take Orders. In This One, You Write History.

Join the healthcare information technology team that’s turning drug and medical device data into knowledge used by thousands of hospitals; the majority of U.S. health plans, retail pharmacies, and pharmacy benefit managers; and millions of healthcare decision makers throughout the world. Partnering with our information system developer and healthcare institution customers, you’ll help evolve leading-edge thinking into reality and make a measurable difference in improving human health. 

We’re looking for people who are: Intelligent. Productive. Committed. Willing and able to go above and beyond. Passionate about making a difference. Innovative. Energized. And want to play an essential role in a successful company’s continued growth.

Are you ready for this exciting challenge?

This position is responsible for researching data published from the FDA, device manufactures, and other credible sources to generate unbiased, robust medical device content for our device solution with an emphasis on HCPCS coding for medical devices. This position will be located in our Indianapolis, IN office.

Essential Functions:

  • Researches pertinent information from various sources such as manufacturers and CMS to assign the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes, to medical device content
    • Update and maintain our HCPCS library through detailed research
    • Uses research to develop and maintain HCPCS mapping and wizard
    • Provides training to staff members  
  • Ensure accuracy of codes applied to devices using data audits,validations and reviews  
  • Updates HCPCS codes as changes are made to GMDN and/or UNSPSC categories
    • Evaluates current categorization schema and provides feedback and training to categorization staff
  • Evaluates medical device content to ensure the accuracy of HCPCS mappings
  • Follows up with manufacturers when code assignments are not straightforward or data is inadequate, ambiguous, or unclear for coding purposes
  • Ensures updates from CMS are applied to data in a timely manner using maintenance tools        
  • Ensures accuracy of codes and codes are current and active
  • Searches for information in cases where the coding is complex or unusual
  • Abides by the Standards of Ethical Coding as set forth by the American Health Information Management Association and adheres to official coding guidelines
  • Keeps abreast of and complies with coding guidelines and reimbursement reporting requirements

Minimum Experience:

  • Two years of coding experience in a healthcare setting
  • Previous experience in supply chain management or medical device industry preferred


Associates degree in medical coding or high school diploma or GED equivalent required along with successful completion of an accredited coding program, including medical terminology, anatomy and physiology



Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification required


  • Ability to research devices, categories, and HCPCS codes leading to the development of a library
  • Expertise in oral and written communications -ability to clarify and discuss coding issues with peers
  • Able to multi task and prioritize tasks
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention for detail and strong organizational skills
  • Medical terminology and coding
  • Ability to use web based and computer applications and work with peers in team situation
  • Takes initiative in performing additional tasks


About FDB  

FDB is the leading provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions. With thousands of customers worldwide, FDB enables our information system developer partners to deliver valuable, useful, and differentiated solutions. We offer more than three decades of experience in transforming medical knowledge into actionable, targeted, and effective solutions that help improve patient safety, operational efficiency, and healthcare outcomes. For a complete look at our solutions and services, please visit www.fdbhealth.com or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


We value Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Teamwork, and Creativity. Our offices in South San Francisco and Indianapolis have been awarded with Top Workplaces honors by The Bay Area News Group and the Indy Star, respectively, including the most recent honor awarded to our Indianapolis office in 2017 (the Top Workplaces honors are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey by a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement). FDB offers competitive salaries and extensive benefits – including medical, dental, vision, long term disability, life insurance, and matching 401k.

FDB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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