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Coding Specialist - Cardiology Job

Job Number: TMH14196

Job Title: Cardiology Coding Specialist

Department: Coding Health Information Svcs - 1104674

Facility: The Miriam Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Associate’s degree in health information technology or other related field, with training in anatomy, physiology and disease processes, or the successful completion of an accredited coding certification program. Familiarity with and understanding of the content of the medical record. Ability to recognize and understand clinical documentation pertinent for coding. Coding certification required from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) preferred - Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist Physician-base (CCS-P), or from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Coder Physician Practice (CPC) or Coder Outpatient/Hospital Facility CPC-H).


1-2 years’ experience in outpatient coding in a hospital setting, clinic, physician’s office or health information management department. Ability to meet and maintain established quality and productivity standards. Ability to access recognize and read appropriate electronic and/or paper documents for coding.

At least twelve (12) continuous months as a regular part-time or full-time employee at the hospital and the employee must have established a record of performance determined to be suitable for telecommuting that meets or exceeds all job requirements. Employee has no recorded poor performance criterion needing improvement, and has had no corrective action plan within six months prior to the start of any telecommuting arrangement.

The Coding Specialist reports to the Director Coding TMH. Reviews outpatient clinical documentation to extract data and assign appropriate International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes in accordance with the outpatient ICD-9-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting and the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Healthcare Common Procedural Coding System (HCPCS).