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Outpatient Coder I Job in Scarborough, Maine

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Job Title: Outpatient Coder I

Employer:Maine Medical Center
Required Certifications:CCA,RHIA and/or CPC credential. Must have completed MH Coder I apprenticeship program .,CCS,RHIT
Location: Scarborough 04070, ME, US
Date Posted:6/29/2020

Outpatient Coder I

Maine Medical Center

Scarborough, ME

Full Time, Days


Maine Medical Center is seeking an Outpatient Coder I in Scarborough. This is the first level of a 4-tier career path. Under the general direction of the Coding Director, this position is responsible for the accurate assignment of ICD-9-CM (ICD-10-CM) and CPT-4 coding of diagnoses and procedures for outpatient medical records in multiple outpatient settings including Outpatient Hospital Clinics, ASU, OBSV, interventional radiology/cardiac cath/angiography records, Provider Based Clinics (inclusive of E/M, Coding for both inpatient and outpatient professional procedures), IV therapy, Emergency department and other areas as needed. This position requires performing abstracting to determine accuracy and completeness of the outpatient record, while utilizing the 3M Coding Reimbursement and/or Optum and Epic EMR systems to compile data. The Coder I evaluates medical necessity and Correct Coding Initiative edits and resolves them accurately. Data reported is used to meet licensure requirements, statistical purposes and reimbursement purposes.



    • Associate degree in a science field strongly preferred with completion of an accredited program through AHIMA or AAPC.
    • CCA, CCS, RHIT, RHIA and/or Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential.
    • Completion of the MH Coder I apprenticeship program or 1-2 years' experience coding in an outpatient setting using 3M Coding and/or Optum Reimbursement encoder and CAC products.  Utilization of Epic EMR system is preferred.
    • Demonstrated, applied knowledge of ICD-9-CM (ICD-10-CM) and CPT-4 coding guidelines and principles.
    • Ability to apply broad guidelines to specific coding situations, independently, utilizing discretion and a significant level of analytical ability. 
    • Good understanding of Anatomy and Physiology as well as Pharmacology.


To apply, please click here or visit www.careersatmainehealth.org.  


About Maine Medical Center

Maine Medical Center is a complete healthcare resource for the people of greater Portland, the entire state of Maine and Northern New England. With a history dating back to 1864, Maine Medical Center is the state’s largest medical center and the flagship facility of MaineHealth with 637 beds and more than 7,000 employees. In addition, we have achieved Magnet™ status in recognition of our commitment to the highest standards of nursing excellence.


Maine Medical Center’s unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services including the state’s only medical school through a partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine and a world-class biomedical research center, the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.


Inside and out, you’ll find what you’re looking for when you join Maine Medical Center. As the largest hospital in northern New England, MMC is committed to helping you grow professionally throughout your career. From tuition assistance and scholarships, to ongoing education, leadership training, mentoring and promotion opportunities, we offer the resources you need to achieve your career goals.


MaineHealth values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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