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Virtual Coding Specialist

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Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Dallas, TX, US

Company: Parkland Health and Hospital System

Looking for your next opportunity? If so, choose Parkland and discover what a meaningful job feels like. Whether you work directly with patients or use your talent to support our care, you’ll be part of a team that’s providing valuable health services to Dallas County residents. And here, you’ll have the opportunity to put all your skills to work, and the support to grow and advance in your job and your field. Step into a career that will make a substantial difference for our patients—and for you. We blend cultures, talents, and experience into an exemplary health and hospital system.  Parkland has earned distinction as one of America’s Best Hospitals by U.S News and World Report every year since 1994. PRIMARY PURPOSE

Assists Coder I employees, analyzes questionable documentation and resolves discrepancies in coder determinations and codes and enters accurate ICD-9/ICD-10 and CPT-4/HCPCS codes onto patient records according to established guidelines.


-Must have successfully completed an approved coding program OR
-Must be a graduate of a health Information Management program.
-Must have strong knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology and possess strong application skills.

-Must have three years of coding experience in a hospital environment.

Equivalent Education and/or Experience:
-May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education and/or experience as stated above.

-Must be certified through the American Health Information Management Association as one of the following:
oRegistered Health Information Management Technician (RHIT)
oRegistered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA)
oCertified Coding Specialist (CCS)
oCertified Coding Specialist-Physician Based (CCS-P)

Skills or Special Abilities:
-Must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of ICD-9/ICD-10 and CPT-4/HCPCS coding and abstracting skills.
-Must score a minimum of 80% on a pre-employment coding test. Contract coders with a proven coding accuracy rate of 95% at Parkland Health and Hospital System are exempt from this requirement.
-Must have knowledge of medical terminology, the human disease process, anatomy and physiology.
-Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in coding and encoder skills.
-Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of computer software applications including MS Office.
-Must be able to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Parkland Health and Hospital System prohibits discrimination based on age (40 or over), race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, national origin, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Medical, Physiology, Medical Coding, Healthcare

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