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Clinical Documentation Specialist I
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Work Setting: Educational Institution
Job Function:
CDI Specialist
Job Type:
Salary Range: 51,000-53,000


The Clinical Documentation Specialist I-Inpatient Coder reads and interprets health record documentation to identify all diagnoses and procedures that affect the current inpatient encounter visit and assesses the adequacy of the health record documentation to ensure it supports all diagnoses and procedures to which codes are assigned. Located in Little Rock, AR, but may work remotely upon successful completion of training.

Job Description


  • Completes final review of medical record and selects appropriate ICD-10,CM, and PCS codes within designated deadlines.
  • Reviews documentation to match appropriate codes with documentation for medical necessity.
  • Works collaboratively with the Clinical Documentation Specialists II to identify and address documentation deficiencies.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Current  CCS, RHIA or RHIT certification
  • Must be willing obtain CCS certification within 12 months
  • Must be self-directed with critical thinking and collaborative abilities

Preferred Qualifications


  • Current CCS certification 
  • Hospital inpatient coding experience

Education Qualifications

  • Associates Degree with two (2) years of coding or High School diploma with four (4) years of coding experience


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental, and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Instructions for Resume Submission

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Posted: September 17, 2020 at 2:29 PM
Post ID: 54427

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