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Coding Specialist
Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Work Setting: Hospital
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Job Description

HOURS: Full-Time (1.0 FTE); Monday-Friday 8:00am- 4:30pm with flexibility due to the requests of providers, meetings, etc.

POSITION SUMMARY: Serves as a resource to Practices for coding issues and compliance, while adhering to official coding guidelines, for the purpose of assuring accuracy when billing insurance carriers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:

  • Act as coding resource for Practices and Patient Business/Financial Services and assist with coding-related issues.
  • Prepare and present specific coding education as required.
  • Review medical records for coding accuracy.
  • Optimize revenue through utilization of most appropriate coding methods, following regulatory and insurance guidelines.       

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Prepare reports for administration as needed to summarize coding issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications


  • HS diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Formal education in ICD-10-CM coding, CPT-4 coding, and medical terminology.
  • Certification as a Certified Coding Specialist-Physician (CCS-P) through AHIMA (American Health Information Association), or certified by AAPC (American Association Professional Coders) with certification as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC).  If not certified, coding certification is required within (3) years of employment.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of ICD-9-CM coding experience
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of CPT-4 coding experience

Preferred Qualifications


  • One (1) year experience with Physician Office billing software.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience with physician office billing.

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Posted: June 26, 2019 at 8:40 AM
Post ID: 40461

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