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Coder III – Inpatient
Salem Health

Location: Salem, Oregon
Work Setting: Hospital
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Support Health Information Management Department through assigning codes to inpatient, outpatient, Emergency Department, and other records as may be determined, utilizing ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT-4 coding classifications, abstracting information from the medical record, and entering codes or other data into the computer system. High-Level Coder position.

Job Description



  1. Reflect Salem Health’s values:
    • Excellence—Committed to the highest quality in all that we do
    • Caring—Sensitive, kind, and compassionate in all of our interactions
    • Integrity—Honest and ethical in all we say and do
    • Accountability—Personally responsible for our work and for the results
    • Teamwork—Individuals and groups collaborating to benefit those we serve
  2. Demonstrate completion of Salem Health mandatory education, including confidentiality, safety, fire, and disaster procedures, as well as completion of any job- or department-specific license, certification, registration, or training.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism in working with patients, families, visitors and other team members including adherence to the Salem Health and department-specific personal appearance guidelines.
  4. Maintain current knowledge of and follows Salem Health policies and procedures.
  5. Maintain a safe, sanitary, and welcoming environment for patients, families, visitors, and team members.
  6. Maintain regular and predictable attendance, and makes self available in the event of a disaster.
  7. Model behaviors in Salem Health’s “Five Star Guide to Service Excellence”.
  8. Demonstrate good stewardship of organizational resources, including time and materials.
  9. Work in a team environment, interacting positively and effectively communicating with team members, patients, and other partners from diverse backgrounds.


  1. Assigns codes to inpatient medical records (IP) utilizing ICD-10-CM coding systems while maintaining a productivity rate of 18-22 records per day and a 95% or greater accuracy rate and ability to assist in other areas of coding on an as needed basis.Ability to cross-train and assist in OP Obs/Surg, ED or ancillary as needed
  2. Enters diagnoses, procedures and revenue codes in EPIC; adds Account Notes and updates ADT information in EPIC; manages assigned work queues in EPIC.
  3. Abstracts information from the medical record and enters data into the EPIC system

Required Qualifications


  1.  Previous coding experience within a multi-specialty hospital
  2. A minimum of three (3) years of relevant inpatient and/or outpatient CPT/ICD-10 (procedural and diagnoses) coding experience.
  3. Score of 95% or better on Salem Health’s Coder III test required

Certification: A minimum of a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) required

Preferred Qualifications

Certification: Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) preferred.

Education Qualifications

Education: Graduation from an AHIMA accredited college or trade school

Instructions for Resume Submission

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Posted: July 31, 2019 at 11:57 AM
Post ID: 41276

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