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HIM Inpatient Coder
Children’s Minnesota

Location: Remote
Work Setting: Hospital
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Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota’s only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children.

Health Information Management is responsible for the:
  • Oversight of the quality, timeliness, and accuracy of the medical record and patient indexes for patient care, legal, revenue, research, and regulatory needs;
  • Classification of diagnosis and procedures according to approved classification and nomenclatures such as ICD-9, CPT,  Snomed, etc.
  • Maintaining the security and integrity of health information;
  • Providing documentation tools/services such as dictation, transcription, electronic templates, scribes, and paper forms;
  • Collection, quality control, and dissemination of data for comparative data bases and statistical reports including specific disease and procedure registries;
  • Providing access to medical record information through release of information processes.

Job Description

Responsible for the accurate assignment of diagnosis and procedure codes using International Classification of Disease (ICD), coding to the highest degree of severity, including the assignment of present on admission. Uses provider clarification query forms as needed. Collects additional clinical data elements and inputs into hospital database.

Required Qualifications


  • Registration as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or certification as a Coding Specialist required. (eg.-CPC/CCS/CCS-P)
  •  Must demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in ICD-10-CM/PCS.
  • Must achieve passing score on Children’s Core Coding Competency Assessment.


  • Demonstrated experience working with medical providers and allied health professionals preferred.
  • 4+ years experience as a coding specialist with solid understanding of the International Classification of Diseases for inpatient or outpatient services.
  •  Pediatric experience is a plus.


  • Requires advanced knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and disease processes, and pharmacology.
  • Requires knowledge of DRG and APC prospective payment systems and reimbursement regulations in an acute care environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  •  Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and maintain attention to detail in order to meet customer expectations.
  • Demonstrated strong desire to learn.

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Posted: October 28, 2021 at 1:06 PM
Post ID: 63905

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